Dan Laustsen

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Dan Laustsen
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Laustsen at the Stockholm Film Festival in 2017
Born (1954-06-15) 15 June 1954 (age 67)
Occupation Cinematographer
Years active1978–present

Dan Laustsen, ASC , DFF (born 15 June 1954) is a Danish cinematographer. He is a member of the Danish Society of Cinematographers and the American Society of Cinematographers. [1] [2] His career spans four decades and he has been nominated and won many prestigious awards, chiefly the Robert Awards. Laustsen has repeatedly collaborated with the Danish director Ole Bornedal on films such as Nightwatch and Just Another Love Story , and internationally with Guillermo del Toro, notably on the films such as Mimic , Crimson Peak , and The Shape of Water (for which he received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography), and with Chad Stahelski for John Wick: Chapter 2 and John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum in the John Wick film series. Laustsen is also known for his work on the films Silent Hill and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen , where the visual side of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was hailed as a "visual treat" in Variety . [3] [4]


Personal life

Laustsen was born in Aalborg, [5] to Aage Aarup Laustsen and Ellen Laustsen. He studied at the National Film School of Denmark (1976–1979) to pursue a career in cinematography. Laustsen has been involved in the production of feature films, documentaries, and advertisements.



1979Skal vi danse først?Anette Mari Olsen
1980Danmark er lukketDan Tschernia
1981Har du set Alice?Brita Wielopolska
Gummi-Tarzan Søren Kragh-Jacobsen Bodil Award for Best Cinematographer
1982Den ubetænksomme elskerClaus Ploug
1983Otto er et næsehorn Rumle Hammerich
IsfugleSøren Kragh-Jacobsen
1984Min farmors husFrode Højer Pedersen Robert Award for Best Cinematography
1985EliseClaus Ploug
Johannes' hemmelighed Åke Sandgren
1988Skyggen af EmmaSøren Kragh-Jacobsen Robert Award for Best Cinematography
GuldregnFeature film composed of the TV mini-series of the same name
David or GoliathAnne Wivel
1989 The Miracle in Valby Åke Sandgren Robert Award for Best Cinematography
1991GiselleAnne Wivel
1993Den korsikanske biskopen Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
1994 Nightwatch Ole Bornedal
1995Carmen & BabyfaceJon Bang Carlsen
1997 Nightwatch Ole BornedalEnglish remake of the 1994 movie of the same name
Mimic Guillermo del Toro
1998Qaamarngup uummataaJacob Grønlykke
1999 Running Free Sergei Bodrov
2000DykkerneÅke SandgrenNominated- Robert Award for Best Cinematography
2001 Brotherhood of the Wolf Christophe Gans
2002 I Am Dina Ole Bornedal Robert Award for Best Cinematography
2003 Darkness Falls Jonathan Liebesman
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Stephen Norrington
2005 Nomad Sergei Bodrov
Ivan Passer
Talgat Temenov
Co-cinematographer with Ueli Steiger
Sex hopp & kärlek Lisa Ohlin
2006 Silent Hill Christophe Gans
2007 The Substitute Ole Bornedal
Wind Chill Gregory Jacobs
Just Another Love Story Ole Bornedal Robert Award for Best Cinematography
2009 Deliver Us from Evil
Headhunter Rumle Hammerich
Solomon Kane Michael J. Bassett
2011 Simon and the Oaks Lisa Ohlin
2012 The Possession Ole Bornedal
Zaytoun Eran Riklis
Sover Dolly på ryggen? Hella Joof
2015 Crimson Peak Guillermo del Toro
2016 The Lion Woman Vibeke Idsøe
2017Dræberne fra NibeOle Bornedal
John Wick: Chapter 2 Chad Stahelski
The Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
New York Film Critics Online for Best Cinematography
Nominated- Academy Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- Alliance of Women Film Journalists for Best Cinematography
Nominated- Austin Film Critics Association for Best Cinematography
Nominated- BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- Satellite Award for Best Cinematography
2018 Proud Mary Babak Najafi
2019 John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum Chad Stahelski
2021 Nightmare Alley Guillermo del ToroPost-production
2022 John Wick: Chapter 4 Chad StahelskiFilming


1986GuldregnSøren Kragh-Jacobsen2 episodes
1990StrømerlivPeter RinggaardTV Series documentary
4 episodes
1991 The Boys from St. Petri Søren Kragh-JacobsenMini-series
1996Charlot og Charlotte Ole BornedalMini-Series
1 episode
1999 Dybt vand TV movie
2009Please Help the WorldMikkel Blaabjerg PoulsenTV short
2013 Wallander Lisa OhlinEpisode "The Sad Bird"
2014 1864 Ole BornedalMini-series

Documentary films

1984Dansk bladtegning: danske bladtegnere -
En dokumentation
Kirsten StenbækDocumentary short
1987Ansigt til ansigtAnne Wivel
1994 Søren Kierkegaard
2011Bag Blixens maskeMorten Henriksen

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  2. "Members". American Society of Cinematographers . Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  3. Fra Hollywood til Matas Interview: Dan Laustsen Politiken, 08.10.2003, 2. sektion, Side 4
  4. Todd McCarthy (July 9, 2003). "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen". Variety. Retrieved 1 March 2010.
  5. Med udlandet i søgeren Berlingske Tidende, 23.06.2006, 4 Sektion, AOK, Side 12 (in-depth interview)