John Lindley (cinematographer)

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John Lindley, A.S.C.
Born (1951-11-17) November 17, 1951 (age 69)
Occupation Cinematographer

John Warwick Lindley (born November 17, 1951) is an American cinematographer known for his work on such films as Field of Dreams , Bewitched , Pleasantville and You've Got Mail .


Life and career

Born in New York City, Lindley began his career on several TV movies such as The Gentleman Bandit and Mr. Griffin and Me as well as 12 episodes of the TV series Nurse. Lindley's first major cinematography job was on the 1987 horror film, The Stepfather . He worked on Field of Dreams with Phil Alden Robinson and soon worked on Robinson's other films Sneakers and The Sum of All Fears .

In 1999, his work on Pleasantville was honoured by three nominations from the Satellite Awards and the Online Film Critics Society. In 2012, his Pan Am pilot earned a nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in One-Hour Episodic/Pilot Television by the American Society of Cinematographers. [1]

In March 2020, Lindley was elected President of the International Cinematographers Guild. [2]


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1984 Lily in Love Károly Makk
1987 The Stepfather Joseph Ruben
In the Mood Phil Alden Robinson
1988 Shakedown James Glickenhaus
The Serpent and the Rainbow Wes Craven
1989 Field of Dreams Phil Alden Robinson
1991 Father of the Bride Charles Shyer
Sleeping with the Enemy Joseph Ruben
1992 Sneakers Phil Alden Robinson
1993 The Good Son Joseph Ruben
1994 I Love Trouble Charles Shyer
1995 Money Train Joseph Ruben
1996 Michael Nora Ephron
1998 Pleasantville Gary Ross Nominated - Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated - Satellite Award for Best Cinematography
You've Got Mail Nora Ephron
2000 Lucky Numbers
2002 The Sum of All Fears Phil Alden Robinson
2003 The Core Jon Amiel
2004 The Last Shot Jeff Nathanson
2005 Bewitched Nora Ephron
2006 Catch and Release Susannah Grant
2007 Mr. Brooks Bruce A. Evans
Reservation Road Terry George
2009 Imagine That Karey Kirkpatrick
2010 Legion Scott Stewart
Hotel Hell Vacation Bryan Buckley
The Last Song Julie Anne Robinson
2014 St. Vincent Theodore Melfi
2017 Father Figures Lawrence Sher

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  1. "American Society of Cinematographers Reveals Television Awards Nominees". The ASC. January 3, 2012. Archived from the original on January 12, 2012. Retrieved January 13, 2012.
  2. John Lindley Elected President Of Cinematographers Guild