Peter Pau

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Peter Pau
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Peter Pau in 2005
Born1951 (age 6970)
Hong Kong Film AwardsBest Cinematography
1990 A Fishy Story
1992 Saviour of the Soul
1994 The Bride with White Hair
2001 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
2006 Perhaps Love

Golden Horse AwardsBest Cinematography
2006 Perhaps Love

Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 鮑德熹

Peter Pau Tak-Hei (Chinese :鮑德熹, born 1951) is a Hong Kong cinematographer and film director, best known to western audiences as for his work on Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon , for which he won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography in 2000. One of Hong Kong's premier cinematographers, he has collaborated with directors John Woo, Ronny Yu, Ang Lee, Tsui Hark, and Wong Kar-wai.

Pau is a member of the Hong Kong Society of Cinematographers. The asteroid 34420 Peterpau was named in his honour in early 2006. His older sister is Hong Kong Film Awards best actress winner Paw Hee-Ching.

Partial filmography

1987 The Legend of Wisely Teddy Robin
1989 The Killer John Woo Co-cinematographer with Wong Wing-Hang
1991 To Be Number One Poon Man-kit
God of Gamblers III: Back to Shanghai Wong Jing
1992 Saviour of the Soul Corey Yuen
David Lai
Jeffrey Lau
Co-cinematographer with Lee Tak-wai and Simon Li
Justice, My Foot! Johnnie To
1993 The Bride with White Hair Ronny Yu Co-cinematographer with Lee Tak-shing
The Eagle Shooting Heroes Jeffrey Lau
1994 Naked Killer Clarence Fok
Treasure Hunt Jeffrey Lau
1995 The Phantom Lover Ronny Yu
The Chinese Feast Tsui Hark
1997 Warriors of Virtue Ronny Yu
Double Team Tsui Hark
1998 Bride of Chucky Ronny Yu
Anna Magdalena Yee Chung-man
2000 Dracula 2000 Patrick Lussier
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Ang Lee Academy Award for Best Cinematography
Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cinematographer
Nominated- ASC Award for Outstanding Cinematography
Nominated- BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- Satellite Award for Best Cinematography
2002 The Touch Himself Directorial Debut
2005 The Promise Chen Kaige Co-cinematographer with Choi Shung-fai
Perhaps Love Peter Chan Co-cinematographer with Christopher Doyle
2007 Shoot 'Em Up Michael Davis
2008 The Forbidden Kingdom Rob Minkoff
2010 Confucius Hu Mei
2012 I Do Sun Zhou
2013 Special ID Clarence Fok
2015 Zhong Kui: Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal Himself
Zhao Tianyu
2016 See You Tomorrow Zhang Jiajia

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