Tom DiCillo (United States)

Tom DiCillo is an American director, cinematographer, writer and (sometimes) actor born in Camp Le Jeune, North Carolina, and who studied film at New York University. During his early career he began working with director Jim Jarmusch as a cinematographer on films that include Stranger Than Paradise (1984) and Coffee and Cigarettes (1986). He also worked with Howard Brookner on the documentary Arena: Burroughs (1983), which featured the William S. Burroughs. His experience as cinematographer proved invaluable and he was soon writing and directing his own films.

Notable directorial projects from Tom include Johnny Suede (1991), Living in Oblivion (1995), The Real Blonde (1997), and The Doors: When You're Strange (2009).


  • 2014 Down in Shadowland
    Documentary) (post-production
  • 2012-2014 Chicago Fire
    TV Series, 4 episodes
  • 2011-2013 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
    TV Series, 2 episodes
  • 2011 Law & Order: Los Angeles
    TV Series, 1 episode
  • 2011 Lights Out
    TV Series, 1 episode
  • 2011 The Good Wife
    TV Series, 1 episode
  • 2006-2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent
    TV Series, 5 episodes
  • 2009 The Doors: When You're Strange
  • 2006 Delirious
  • 2003 Monk
    TV Series, 1 episode
  • 2001 Double Whammy
  • 1997 The Real Blonde
  • 1996 Box of Moon Light
  • 1995 Life in Oblivion
  • 1991 Johnny Suede

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