Hollywood cinematographer Donald E. Thorin died in Tucson, Arizona on February 8th. He was 82.
Thorin was born in Omaha, Nebraska. In 1957, he went to Hollywood, and started working in the mailroom at 20th Century Fox. Later he moved to the camera department as camera loader, and started his cinematographer career as the 2nd camera assistant on “The Young Lions”.
He worked with Taylor Hackford (An Officer and a Gentleman, Against All Odds), Michael Ritchie (The Golden Child, The Couch Trip), Martin Brest (Midnight Run, Scent of a Woman), and Steve Oedekerk (Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Nothing to Lose).
He was also cinematographer on such well-known films as Sylvester Stallone's Lock Up and Tango & Cash, Whoopi Goldberg's Boys on the Side, Bette Midler's The First Wives Club, and Samuel L. Jackson's Shaft.
Thorin was the father of cameramen Donald E. Thorin Jr. and Jeffrey Thorin.
THORIN, Donald E. (Donald Eugene Thorin)
Born: 10/12/1934, Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.A.
Died: 2/8/2016, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A.
Donald E. Thorin’s westerns – cameraman:
Hearts of the West – 1975
Comes a Horseman - 1978