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John Robert Leonetti, ASC (born July 4, 1956) is an American cinematographer[1] and film director.[2] He is known for his collaborative work with director James Wan, with whom he has acted as cinematographer on five films. He is the younger brother of cinematographer Matthew F. Leonetti, who was the cinematographer for John's first feature-length film as director, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation.

John R. Leonetti
Born
John Robert Leonetti

(1956-07-04) July 4, 1956 (age 62)
California, U.S.
OccupationCinematographer
Film director
Years active1981–present

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CareerEdit

Leonetti began his career as a teenager working for his family's motion picture equipment business that was started by his father Frank Leonetti, known for his gaffing work on films such as The Wizard of Oz and Singin' in the Rain.[3] Leonetti was a cinematographer on feature films such as Child's Play 3, The Mask, and Mortal Kombat. He began his filmmaking career with Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, and has gone on to direct The Butterfly Effect 2, Annabelle, and Wish Upon.

FilmographyEdit

Feature filmsEdit

Title Year Credited as Notes Ref(s)
Director Cinematographer Other
Songwriter 1984 No No Yes 1st assistant camera [4]
Fast Forward 1985 No No Yes 1st assistant camera operator [5]
Weird Science No No Yes 1st assistant camera operator [6]
Commando No No Yes 1st assistant camera operator [7]
Jagged Edge No No Yes Focus [8]
Jumpin' Jack Flash 1986 No No Yes Camera assistant [9]
The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking 1988 No No Yes Camera operator [10]
Another 48 Hrs. 1990 No No Yes Camera operator [11]
Child's Play 3 1991 No Yes No [12]
Hot Shots! Part Deux 1993 No Yes No [13]
The Mask 1994 No Yes No [14]
Mortal Kombat 1995 No Yes No [15]
Spy Hard 1996 No Yes No [16]
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation 1997 Yes No No [17]
Detroit Rock City 1999 No Yes No [18]
Joe Dirt 2001 No Yes No [19]
The Scorpion King 2002 No Yes No [20]
Honey 2003 No Yes No [21]
Raise Your Voice 2004 No Yes No [22]
The Perfect Man 2005 No Yes No [23]
The Woods 2006 No Yes No [24][25]=[26]
The Butterfly Effect 2 Yes No No [27]
Dead Silence 2007 No Yes No [28]
I Know Who Killed Me No Yes No [29]
Death Sentence No Yes No [30]
Welcome to the Jungle No Yes Yes Editor [31][32]
Ca$h 2010 No Yes No [33][34]
Piranha 3D No Yes No [35]
Super Hybrid No Yes No [32]
Insidious No Yes No [36]
Soul Surfer 2011 No Yes No [37]
The Conjuring 2013 No Yes No [38]
Insidious: Chapter 2 No Yes No [39]
Annabelle 2014 Yes No No [40]
Wolves at the Door 2016 Yes No No [41]
Wish Upon 2017 Yes No No [42][43]
The Silence 2019 Yes No No [44]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Leydon, Joe (27 July 2007). "Variety Reviews - I Know Who Killed Me". Variety. Retrieved 6 March 2011.
  2. ^ Grant, Edmond (August 1998). The Motion Picture Guide, 1998 Annual: The Films of 1997. CineBooks. p. 288. ISBN 978-0-933997-41-7. Retrieved 6 March 2011. The look of the film is quite spectacular, though, for a relatively low-budget martial-arts fantasy; perhaps this is because John R. Leonetti, cinematographer of the first KOMBAT, here assumed the task of director.
  3. ^ Armstrong, Stephen (2013). John Frankenheimer: Interviews, Essays, and Profiles. Plymouth, United Kingdom: Scarecrow Press. p. 247.
  4. ^ "Songwriter". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Fast Forward". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Weird Science". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Commando". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Jagged Edge". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Jumpin' Jack Flash". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  10. ^ "The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Another 48 Hrs". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  12. ^ "Child's Play 3". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Hot Shots! Part Deux". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  14. ^ "The Mask". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  15. ^ "Mortal Kombat". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  16. ^ "Spy Hard". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  17. ^ "Mortal Kombat: Annihilation". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  18. ^ "Detroit Rock City". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  19. ^ "Joe Dirt". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  20. ^ "The Scorpion King". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  21. ^ "Honey". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  22. ^ "Raise Your Voice". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  23. ^ "The Perfect Man". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  24. ^ "The Woods (2004)". British Film Institute. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  25. ^ Stevens, Caitlin (August 4, 2011). "Fantastic Fest Alums: Catching Up With The Class of 2006". Fantastic Fest. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  26. ^ Murray, Steve (September 8, 2006). "A Super-size Hollywood Mystery". The Atlanta Constitution. Atlanta, Georgia. p. E2 – via Newspapers.com.
  27. ^ Buchanan, Jason. "The Butterfly Effect 2". AllMovie. Archived from the original on March 18, 2012.
  28. ^ "Dead Silence". American Film Institute. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  29. ^ "I Know Who Killed Me". American Film Institute. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  30. ^ "Death Sentence". American Film Institute. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  31. ^ Buchanan, Jason. "Welcome to the Jungle". AllMovie. Archived from the original on March 18, 2012.
  32. ^ a b Buchanan, Jason. "John R. Leonetti". AllMovie. Archived from the original on March 18, 2012.
  33. ^ Buchanan, Jason. "Welcome to the Jungle". AllMovie. Archived from the original on March 18, 2012.
  34. ^ "Cash". AllMovie. Archived from the original on March 18, 2012.
  35. ^ "Piranha 3D". American Film Institute. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  36. ^ "Insidious". American Film Institute. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  37. ^ "Soul Surfer". American Film Institute. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  38. ^ "The Conjuring". American Film Institute. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  39. ^ "Insidious: Chapter 2". American Film Institute. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  40. ^ "Annabelle". American Film Institute. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  41. ^ Caranicas, Peter (14 May 2015). "Bookings and Signings: WPA, Mirisch, Dattner Dispoto, Innovative Artists and APA Keep Busy". Variety. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  42. ^ Scheck, Frank (13 July 2017). "'Wish Upon': Film Review". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  43. ^ Lee, Benjamin (13 July 2017). "'Wish Upon': Film Review". Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  44. ^ "The Silence". Filmportal.de. Retrieved 22 March 2019.

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