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Larry Smith

Biography

Known for his bass focus on the early strikes released for the Def Jam label, Larry Smith provides worn many hats inside the industry. Understanding how to play bass by hearing James Dark brown, Smith began being a musician-for-hire within the nightclubs and pubs of Brooklyn. After touring using a Brooklyn blues musician then spent period because the bass participant for Brighter Aspect of Darkness who got brief achievement with 1972’s Like Jones. He also proved helpful within the theatre because the musical movie director for the play Your Arm’s As well Short To Container With God as well as the musical Indigo. Nonetheless it had not been until he teamed up with Kurtis Blow that Smith could achieve any degree of genuine achievement. The association with Blow, including a short stint within the rap/r&b group Orange Crush, resulted in Smith’s a friendly relationship with Def Jam founder Russell Simmons. Smith started creating and playing bass on Def Jam produces, among them Work D.M.C’s critically and commercially successful initial two albums, an the achievement of Work D.M.C has since allowed Smith the chance to create other acts such as for example George Benson, Joan Jett and Terminator X.

Quick Facts


Full Name Larry Smith
Weight 100 kg
Profession Author, Publisher, Editor
Nationality American
Spouse Piper Kerman
Awards Robert Award for Best Cinematography
Music Songs Sting of the Scorpion, Pollution at It's Finest, American Dream, Breakout, Dream Again, Action, Premeditation in Blue, This Road You're On, Inisheer, Ride 'Em Cowboy, I Dream Eileen, Hymn for Her
Movies Only God Forgives, Eyes Wide Shut, Bronson, Calvary, The Guard, Fear X, The Man Who Knew Infinity, Austenland, Red Dust, The Blue Mansion, The Piano Player, Trafficker


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#Fact
1 Member of the British Society of Cinematographers (BSC).


Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tau 2017 post-production
Dark Angel 2016 TV Mini-Series director of photography - 2 episodes
The Man Who Knew Infinity 2015
Trafficker 2015
Calvary 2014 director of photography
Only God Forgives 2013
Austenland 2013
The Guard 2011
The Blue Mansion 2009
Bronson 2008 director of photography
Agatha Christie's Marple 2007 TV Series director of photography - 1 episode
Elizabeth I 2005 TV Mini-Series director of photography - 2 episodes
Red Dust 2004
Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness 2003 TV Mini-Series 2 episodes
Fear X 2003
The Piano Player 2002
Love in a Cold Climate 2001 TV Mini-Series 2 episodes
Cold Feet 1999 TV Series 2 episodes
Eyes Wide Shut 1999 lighting cameraman

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Macabre Theatre 2002 TV Series camera operator - 2 episodes
Eyes Wide Shut 1999 lighting cameraman
Dr. Ice 1996 Video still photographer
The Shining 1980 gaffer
Barry Lyndon 1975 chief electrician

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Trafficker 2015

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Trafficker 2015 screenplay

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Trafficker 2015 producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kubrick Remembered 2014 Documentary Himself
Miradas múltiples (La máquina loca) 2012 Documentary
Tusind former for frygt 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself - Cinematographer (as Larry J. Smith)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Festival Award Madrid International Film Festival, ES Best Producer of a Feature Film Trafficker (2015) · Charles Salmon
2014 Robert Robert Festival Best Cinematography (Årets fotograf) Only God Forgives (2013)
2013 Maria Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival Best Cinematography Only God Forgives (2013)
2011 Kodak Award for Best Cinematography Dinard British Film Festival Best Cinematography The Guard (2011)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Festival Award Madrid International Film Festival, ES Best Director Trafficker (2015)
2015 Festival Award Madrid International Film Festival, ES Best Feature Film Trafficker (2015)
2015 Festival Award Madrid International Film Festival, ES Best Original Screenplay of a Feature Film Trafficker (2015)
2014 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Cinematography (Miglior fotografia) Only God Forgives (2013)
2000 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Cinematography Eyes Wide Shut (1999) · Stanley Kubrick


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#Trademark
1 His frequent work with Stanley Kubrick, Nicolas Winding Refn, and Tom Hooper.

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