|Organization||American Society of Cinematographers|
|Known for|| Braveheart |
The Thin Red Line
The Last Samurai
Iron Man 3
|Awards|| Academy Award for Best Cinematography |
1995 Legends of the Fall
1999 The Thin Red Line
2004 The Last Samurai
John Toll, ASC (born June 15, 1952) is an American cinematographer and television producer. Toll's filmography spans a wide variety of genres, including epic period drama, comedy, science fiction, and contemporary drama. He won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography in both 1994 and 1995 for Legends of the Fall and Braveheart respectively, and has also won numerous BAFTA, ASC, and Satellite Awards. He has collaborated with several noteworthy directors, including Francis Ford Coppola, Edward Zwick, Terrence Malick, Mel Gibson, Cameron Crowe, The Wachowskis, and Ang Lee.
Outside film, he has shot several commercials, the pilot episode of Emmy Award-winning drama series Breaking Bad , and has served as chief cinematographer on the Netflix original series Sense8 by the Wachowskis, on which he also got executive producing credit in its second season.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Toll began work on his first film Norma Rae , in 1978 as a camera operator. He won back-to-back Academy Awards for Best Cinematography in 1994 and 1995, for the movies Legends of the Fall and Braveheart . He is also only 1 of 4 cinematographers to win back-to-back Oscars.
He was also nominated for an Academy Award for his work on The Thin Red Line and won an Honorable Mention at the 49th Berlin International Film Festival.He was also nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for the pilot of Breaking Bad .
He has been a regular collaborator for acclaimed filmmakers like Francis Ford Coppola, Edward Zwick, Cameron Crowe and The Wachowskis. He was presented with the ASC's Lifetime Achievement Award on February 14, 2016.
Toll is married to Lois Burwell who also worked on Braveheart as the make-up artist (for which she also won an Oscar).
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|1971||The Young Graduates||Robert Anderson||Co-cinematographer with J. Barry Herron|
|1985||The Beach Boys: An American Band||Malcolm Leo||Documentary film|
|1994||Legends of the Fall||Edward Zwick|
|1996||Jack||Francis Ford Coppola|
|1998||The Thin Red Line||Terrence Malick|
|2000||Almost Famous||Cameron Crowe|
|2001||Captain Corelli's Mandolin||John Madden|
|Vanilla Sky||Cameron Crowe|
|2003||The Last Samurai||Edward Zwick|
|2006||Seraphim Falls||David Von Ancken|
|2007||Rise: Blood Hunter||Sebastian Gutierrez|
|Gone Baby Gone||Ben Affleck|
|2008||Tropic Thunder||Ben Stiller|
|2009||It's Complicated||Nancy Meyers|
|2011||The Adjustment Bureau||George Nolfi|
|2012||The Odd Life of Timothy Green||Peter Hedges|
|Cloud Atlas|| The Wachowskis |
|Co-cinematographer with Frank Griebe|
|2013||Iron Man 3||Shane Black|
|2015||Jupiter Ascending||The Wachowskis|
|2016||Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk||Ang Lee|
|2021||The Matrix Resurrections||Lana Wachowski||Co-cinematographer with Daniele Massaccesi|
|TBA||80 for Brady||Kyle Marvin||Post-production|
|1979||...And Your Name Is Jonah||Television film|
|Portrait of a Stripper|
|1980||The Boy Who Drank Too Much|
|Blinded by the Light|
|1989||The Young Riders||Episode "The Kid"|
|1990||Goodnight Sweet Wife: A Murder in Boston||Television film|
|2008||Breaking Bad||Episode "Pilot"|
Also executive producer (12 episodes)
|1994||Legends of the Fall||Best Cinematography||Won|
|1998||The Thin Red Line||Nominated|
|1998||The Thin Red Line||Best Cinematography||Won|
|2003||The Last Samurai||Won|
|2016||Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk||Nominated|
|1994||Legends of the Fall||Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography||Nominated|
|1998||The Thin Red Line||Won|
|2003||The Last Samurai||Nominated|
|1994||Legends of the Fall||Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography||Won|
|1998||The Thin Red Line||Berlin International Film Festival Honorable Mention||Won|
|New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cinematography||Won|
|BSC Award for Best Cinematography in a Feature Film||Nominated|
|Chlotrudis Award for Best Cinematography||Nominated|
|Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography||Nominated|
|National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography||Nominated|
|Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cinematography||Nominated|
|2003||The Last Samurai||Hollywood Film Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography||Won|
|Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cinematography||Nominated|
|2012||Cloud Atlas||German Film Award for Best Cinematography||Won|
|St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography||Nominated|
|2019||Harriet||Black Reel Award for Outstanding Cinematography||Nominated|
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