Jost Vacano - Details


JOST VACANO, A.S.C. marks an impressive seventh collaboration with director Paul Verhoeven on "Hollow Man." He worked as cinematographer on the Dutch classics "Soldier Of Orange" and "Spetters," plus the major Hollywood productions of "RoboCop," "Total Recall," "Showgirls" and "Starship Troopers."

Vacano was honored with an Academy Award® nomination for his work on Wolfgang Petersen's acclaimed World War II submarine drama "Das Boot," released in 1981. He teamed again with Petersen on "The NeverEnding Story."

He has amassed well over 100 feature film and television credits since his career began in 1960 in his native Germany. They include "Rocket Gibraltar" in 1998, "Untamed Heart" in 1993, "52 Pick-Up" in 1986 and "The Lost Honor Of Katharina Blum" in 1975. His television work includes an episode Of HBO's "Tales From The Crypt," directed by Arnold Schwarzenegger, as well as the "21 Hours At Munich" and "Das Boot" miniseries.

In addition to an Academy Awards nomination for "Das Boot," Vacano has been honored with three German Film Awards and the Prague Film Festival Award as Best Cinematographer.


  • 15th March 1940 - Birth