Charles Cohen

Charles Cohen was a Director of Photography for over 40 years shooting feature films, TV shows, documentaries, commercials, and high profile professional sports 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 hes had the honor of working on include TRAINING DAY, AS GOOD AS IT GETS, JERRY MAGUIRE, ANY GIVEN SUNDAY, 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 many other international sports competitions.

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