Every top director hires proven and award winning cinematographers. You know why? Because they are top directors. What do you expect Malick to do? Lure a guy away from his hot dog stand and shove a camera in his hands? Your argument is silly.
Except that Malick movies all look good and look good for similar reasons but don't all share the same cinematographer. Something tells me Malick is highly talented at creating striking visuals in collaboration with his also talented DPs.