John Seale

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John Seale AM ACS ASC
Born
John Clement Seale

(1942-10-05) 5 October 1942 (age 78)
NationalityAustralian
Years active1966–2011; 2015
Known for Rain Man
The English Patient
Mad Max: Fury Road
Title ACS ASC
Awards

John Clement Seale AM ACS ASC (born 5 October 1942) is a semi-retired Australian cinematographer. He won an Oscar for his work in the 1996 film The English Patient, in addition to a BAFTA and Satellite Award. He is a member of both the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) and the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).

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Life and career

Seale was born in Warwick, Queensland, Australia, to Marjorie Lyndon (née Pool) and Eric Clement Seale. [1] He received Oscar nominations for his work on Witness , Rain Man , and Cold Mountain , and won for The English Patient . Seale directed one film, Till There Was You , in 1990. He is a four-time Oscar nominee, five-time BAFTA nominee, and four-time ASC Award nominee.

Seale was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2002 Australia Day Honours in recognition of his "service to the arts as an Australian and internationally acclaimed cinematographer". [2]

His greatest commercial successes have been Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone , which grossed US$974 million; [3] Rain Man , which grossed US$354 million; [4] Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time , which grossed US$335 million; [5] The Perfect Storm , which grossed US$328 million; [6] and The Tourist , which grossed US$278 million. [7] [8]

He came out of retirement in 2012 to shoot Mad Max: Fury Road , for which he received another Academy Award nomination. [9]

Filmography

YearTitleDirectorNotes
1976 Deathcheaters Brian Trenchard-Smith
1980 Fatty Finn Maurice Murphy
1981 Doctors and Nurses
The Survivor David Hemmings
1982 Ginger Meggs Jonathan Dawson
Fighting Back Michael Caulfield
1983 Goodbye Paradise Carl Schultz
BMX Bandits Brian Trenchard-Smith
Careful, He Might Hear You Carl Schultz
1984 Silver City Sophia Turkiewicz
1985 Witness Peter Weir
1986 The Hitcher Robert Harmon
Children of a Lesser God Randa Haines
The Mosquito Coast Peter Weir
1987 Stakeout John Badham
1988 Gorillas in the Mist Michael Apted
Rain Man Barry Levinson
1989 Dead Poets Society Peter Weir
1991 The Doctor Randa Haines
1992 Lorenzo's Oil George Miller
1993 The Firm Sydney Pollack
1994 The Paper Ron Howard
1995 Beyond Rangoon John Boorman
The American President Rob Reiner
1996 The English Patient Anthony Minghella
Ghosts of Mississippi Rob Reiner
1998 City of Angels Brad Silberling
1999 At First Sight Irwin Winkler
The Talented Mr. Ripley Anthony Minghella
2000 The Perfect Storm Wolfgang Petersen
2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Chris Columbus
2003 Dreamcatcher Lawrence Kasdan
Cold Mountain Anthony Minghella
2004 Spanglish James L. Brooks
2006 Poseidon Wolfgang Petersen
2010 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Mike Newell
The Tourist Florian von Donnersmarck
2015 Mad Max: Fury Road George Miller
TBA Three Thousand Years of Longing Filming

Awards and nominations

Academy Awards

YearNominated workCategoryResult
1985Witness Best Cinematography Nominated
1988Rain ManNominated
1996The English PatientWon
2003Cold MountainNominated
2015Mad Max: Fury RoadNominated

British Academy of Film & Television (BAFTA) Awards

YearNominated workCategoryResult
1985Witness Best Cinematography Nominated
1988Gorillas in the MistNominated
1996The English PatientWon
1999The Talented Mr. RipleyNominated
2003Cold MountainNominated
2015Mad Max: Fury RoadNominated

American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards

YearNominated workCategoryResult
1988Rain Man Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography Nominated
1996The English PatientWon
2000The Perfect StormNominated
2000Cold MountainNominated
2011International AwardWon
2015Mad Max: Fury RoadOutstanding Achievement in CinematographyNominated

Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards

YearNominated workCategoryResult
2015Mad Max: Fury Road Best Cinematography Won

Other Awards

YearNominated workAward and CategoryResult
1996The English Patient NSFC Award for Best Cinematography Won
LAFCA Award for Best Cinematography Won
BSFC Award for Best Cinematography Won
CFCA Award for Best Cinematography Won
DFWFCA Award for Best Cinematography Won
FFCC Award for Best Cinematography Won
1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley BSFC Award for Best Cinematography Won
CFCA Award for Best Cinematography Won
2003 Cold Mountain CFCA Award for Best Cinematography Nominated
BSFC Award for Best Cinematography Nominated
INOCA Award for Best Cinematography Nominated
2015 Mad Max: Fury Road NSFC Award for Best Cinematography Won
AFCA Award for Best Cinematography Won
Santa Barbara International Film Festival Artisan Award Won
NYFCC Award for Best Cinematographer Won
FCCA Award for Best Cinematography Won
OFCS Award for Best Cinematography Won
LAFCA Award for Best Cinematography Won
CFCA Award for Best Cinematography Won
FFCC Award for Best Cinematography Won
INOCA Halfway Award for Best Cinematography Won
BFCA Award for Best Cinematography Won
AWFJ EDA Award Nominated
AFCA Award for Best Cinematography Nominated
BFCA Award for Best Cinematography Nominated
HFCS Award for Best Cinematography Nominated
LFCC ALFS Award for Technical Achievement of the Year Nominated

Satellite Awards

YearNominated workCategoryResult
1996The English Patient Best Cinematography Won
1999The Talented Mr. RipleyNominated
2015Mad Max: Fury RoadWon

European Film Awards

YearNominated workResult
1996The English PatientWon

Brisbane International Film Festival

YearCategoryResult
1997Chauvel AwardWon

The International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography Camerimage

YearNominated workCategoryResult
2011Lifetime Achievement AwardWon
2015Mad Max: Fury Road Golden Frog Award Nominated

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

YearNominated workCategoryResult
2015Mad Max: Fury RoadArtisan Award in CinematographyWon

British Society of Cinematographers (BSC) Awards

YearNominated workCategoryResult
1985Witness Best Cinematography Nominated
1988Dead Poets SocietyNominated
1996The English PatientNominated
2003Cold MountainNominated
2015Mad Max: Fury RoadNominated

Australian Cinematographers Society

YearNominated workCategoryResult
1983Goodbye Paradise Cinematographer of the Year Won
1985WitnessWon

Australian Film Institute

YearNominated workCategoryResult
1981The Survivor Best Achievement in Cinematography Nominated
1983Careful, He Might Hear YouWon
1984Silver CityNominated

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