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Chuck Cohen has been a Director of Photography for over 40 years shooting feature films, TV shows, documentaries, commercials, and high profile sport events. His long form documentary on Hank Aaron, "Chasing the Dream", was nominated for an Academy Award and an Emmy in 1996. In fact, he has worked on a number of Academy Award winning films, as well as Olympics Games and Super Bowls. Shooting as either a First or 2nd Unit DP, some of the successful films he's had the honor of working on include AS GOOD AS IT GETS, JERRY MAGUIRE, ANY GIVEN SUNDAY, TRAINING DAY, VARSITY BLUES, ALMOST FAMOUS, LOVE DON'T COST A THING, STOP-LOSS, Taylor Hackford's LOVE RANCH, THE MIGHTY MACS, and the cult classic STARK RAVING MAD. You can see some of the Behind The Scenes shots from some of his features in the Hollywood Gallery below.

Chuck has filmed some of the most innovative, dynamic and exciting sports action ever produced in movies. His creative shooting style puts you, the viewer, right inside the fast paced and sometimes extremely violent action. The list includes ANY GIVEN SUNDAY, JERRY MAGUIRE, THE WATERBOY, VARSITY BLUES, SEMI-PRO, THE PROGRAM, WHITE MEN CAN'T JUMP, WITHOUT LIMITS, DAYS OF THUNDER, EVERYBODY'S ALL-AMERICAN, LITTLE GIANTS, among others. Chuck began his career filming documentaries, commercials, personality/team profiles, and filmed game action for NFL FILMS, NBA ENTERTAINMENT, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PRODUCTIONS, NCAA PRODUCTIONS; and production company's that packaged sports programming for the networks like the "Hawaiian Ironman Triathalon" & "Survival of the Fittest". He also filmed segments for news magazine shows including "60-Minutes", "20/20", and "Frontline".

As a film cameraman, he would have the "best seat in the house" for pro and college sports events and always brought along his still camera to grab some amazing images when he had the opportunity. Some of those captured moments you can see here in his various sports galleries, including images from Olympics Games, NFL/NBA Games, US Open Tennis Championships, and more. Chuck was in charge of the 65-person camera crew for the filming of the 1984 LOS ANGELES OLYMPICS MOVIE "16 DAYS OF GLORY". He has filmed three different Olympics Games and other international sports competitions. The link to Chuck's CINEMATOGRAPHY WEBSITE is where you can watch trailers and montages from the THEATRICAL FEATURE FILMS he has shot and sports action montages and commercials he has Directed/DP'd.

You can also watch a few sports action montages in his Sports Action Film Montages Gallery, found in the Sports Gallery listed below.

If you would like to purchase an image or two that you see in the various photo galleries below, they will be professionally printed through my website at one of the finest west coast labs in the country and mailed to your residence or business usually within a weeks time. Just click the "Buy" tab above your selected image (you are not obligated to buy an image by clicking on this tab) and you will be given options such as image size, paper type (including canvas), cropping options, and shipping fees. You can also purchase merchandise with some of his images on them, such as T's, sweatshirts, mugs, and much more. Please take a look!

If you have any questions, please contact Chuck at and thank you for taking the time to look at his images and film work!


Featured Galleries

Hollywood Images/Portraits

From Movie Sets/Commercials.

Updated: Aug 14, 2014 8:41am PDT

Maui-Kauai Above & Below The Water

Sunsets, Sea Turtles, Koi Fish, Beaches, Pro boarders

Updated: Sep 11, 2014 11:17pm PDT

Surfing Malibu '09-'14

Hurricane Marie swell, Aug 27, 2014 Malibu

Updated: Sep 07, 2014 11:51pm PDT


NBA Greats like Kareem, Wilt, Dr. J, Magic, Larry, Pistol, and more...

Updated: Aug 14, 2014 12:04pm PDT

Gallery Categories

Jackie Gleason 1984 Images

1 gallery with 13 photos

Updated: Aug 14, 2014 4:15pm PST


4 galleries with 379 photos

Updated: Sep 11, 2014 11:17pm PST


22 galleries with 755 photos

Updated: Apr 13, 2015 11:01pm PST


3 galleries with 167 photos

Updated: Sep 02, 2014 9:19am PST


1 gallery with 111 photos

Updated: Jul 11, 2013 10:09pm PST

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