|Occupation|| Cinematographer |
|Organization|| French Society of Cinematographers |
American Society of Cinematographers
Philippe Rousselot, AFC, ASC (born 4 September 1945) is a French cinematographer and film director best known for his wide range of work in both European and mainstream American cinema, ranging in genres from drama, to fantasy, to blockbusters. He has collaborated with directors such as Robert Redford, Neil Jordan, Stephen Frears, Tim Burton, David Yates, and Guy Ritchie. He is the recipient of three César Awards, a BAFTA, an Oscar, and is a nominee for the Palme d'Or.
Rousselot was born in Briey, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France. After studying cinema at l'École Louis Lumière, he graduated in 1966 with, among others, François About, Eduardo Serra, Noël Very, and Jean-François Robin. He began as an assistant to Néstor Almendros, then quickly emerged as chief operator, leading to his career. He collaborated, in particular, with Jean-Jacques Beineix (Diva), Alain Cavalier ( Thérèse ), Jean-Jacques Annaud ( The Bear ), Robert Redford ( A River Runs Through It ), Stephen Frears ( Dangerous Liaisons ), John Boorman (The Tailor of Panama), Patrice Chéreau ( Queen Margot ), Bertrand Blier ( Thanks Life ), Neil Jordan (Interview with the Vampire), and Tim Burton on Planet of the Apes , Big Fish , and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory .
For Henry & June , he was nominated the Academy Award for Best Cinematography in 1990. He won the 1992 Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on A River Runs Through It, and earned three César Awards for Best Cinematography, in 1982 for Diva, in 1987 for Thérèse and in 1995 for Queen Margot.
With director Jean-Jaques Beineix and Diva, he worked successfully to make photographic aesthetics a central element of the filming process, developing a photographic light "effect" and creating a timeless, almost unreal atmosphere, which would become his trademark as in the films of Bertrand Blier. He tried to achieve this effect in 1997 with The Serpent's Kiss .
|1970||Le clare de terre||Guy Gilles|
|1973||La raison du plus fou||François Reichenbach|
|1975||Il pleut toujours où c'est mouillé||Jean-Daniel Simon|
|1976||L'affiche rouge||Frank Cassenti|
|1977||The Model Couple||William Klein|
|Peppermint Soda||Diane Kurys|
|Pour Clémence||Charles Belmont|
|1978||Pauline et l'ordinateur||Francis Fehr|
|1979||The Hussy||Jacques Doillon|
|1980||Cocktail Molotov||Diane Kurys|
|1981||La provinciale||Claude Goretta|
|1982||Guy De Maupassant||Michel Drach|
|1983||Moon in the Gutter||Jean-Jacques Beineix|
|1984||Thieves After Dark||Samuel Fuller|
|1985||Night Magic||Lewis Furey|
|The Emerald Forest||John Boorman|
|Des terroristes à la retraite||Mosco Boucault||Documentary film|
|1987||Hope and Glory||John Boorman|
|1988||The Bear||Jean-Jacques Annaud|
|Dangerous Liaisons||Stephen Frears|
|1989||Too Beautiful for You||Bertrand Blier|
|We're No Angels||Neil Jordan|
|1990||Henry & June||Philip Kaufman|
|1991||Merci la vie||Bertrand Blier|
|The Miracle||Neil Jordan|
|1992||A River Runs Through It||Robert Redford|
|Flesh and Bone||Steve Kloves|
|1994||La Reine Margot||Patrice Chéreau|
|Interview with the Vampire||Neil Jordan|
|1996||Mary Reilly||Stephen Frears|
|The People vs. Larry Flynt||Miloš Forman|
|1997||The Serpent's Kiss||N/A||Directorial debut|
|Random Hearts||Sydney Pollack|
|2000||Remember the Titans||Boaz Yakin|
|2001||The Tailor of Panama||John Boorman|
|Planet of the Apes||Tim Burton|
|2002||Antwone Fisher||Denzel Washington|
|2003||Big Fish||Tim Burton|
|Charlie and the Chocolate Factory||Tim Burton|
|2007||The Brave One||Neil Jordan|
|Lions for Lambs||Robert Redford|
|The Great Debaters||Denzel Washington|
|2009||Sherlock Holmes||Guy Ritchie|
|2011||Larry Crowne||Tom Hanks|
|A Bird of the Air||Margaret Whitton|
|Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows||Guy Ritchie|
|2013||Beautiful Creatures||Richard LaGravenese|
|2016||The Nice Guys||Shane Black|
|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them||David Yates|
|2018||Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald|
|2021||Without Remorse||Stefano Sollima|
|1987||Hope and Glory||Best Cinematography||Nominated|
|1990||Henry & June||Nominated|
|1992||A River Runs Through It||Won|
|1985||The Emerald Forest||Best Cinematography||Nominated|
|1987||Hope and Glory||Nominated|
|1994||Interview with the Vampire||Won|
|1988||Dangerous Liaisons||Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography||Nominated|
|1989||Too Beautiful for You||Nominated|
|1992||A River Runs Through It||Nominated|
|2017||ASC International Award||Won|
|1983||Moon in the Gutter||Nominated|
|1989||Too Beautiful for You||Nominated|
|1994||La Reine Margot||Won|
|1987||Hope and Glory||Best Cinematography||Won|
|1994||Interview with the Vampire||Won|
|1987||Hope and Glory||Won|
|1997||The Serpent's Kiss||Palme d'Or||Nominated|
|1987||Hope and Glory||LAFCA Award for Best Cinematography||Won|
|1990||Henry & June||DFWFC Award for Best Cinematography||Won|
|2003||Big Fish||Awards Circuit Community Awards for Best Cinematography||Nominated|
|Central Ohio Film Critics Association for Best Cinematography||Nominated|
|2005||Charlie and the Chocolate Factory||Satellite Award for Outstanding Cinematography||Nominated|
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