Jan de Bont

Dutch film director

Jan de Bont (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈjɑn də ˈbɔnt]; born 22 October 1943) is a former Dutch cinematographer, director and movie producer. He was born in Eindhoven, Netherlands. He is widely known for directing the movies Speed and Twister.

de Bont in 1973

As a cinematographer, he is known for his works in Cujo, Flesh and Blood, Die Hard, The Hunt for Red October and Basic Instinct. He retired in 2012.

While serving as cinematographer for the 1981 movie Roar, de Bont experienced one of many on-set injuries during filming, where a lion lifted his scalp, requiring 220 stitches.[1]



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