Robert Yeoman

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Robert Yeoman
The Oscar Nominated Cinematographer Hollywood, Robert Yeoman at the Masterclass on Cinematography, during the 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2016), in Panaji, Goa on November 26, 2016.jpg
Born
Robert David Yeoman

(1951-03-10) March 10, 1951 (age 70)
Alma mater Duke University
OccupationCinematographer

Robert David Yeoman, ASC (born March 10, 1951) is an American cinematographer, best known for his collaborations with directors Wes Anderson and Paul Feig. He was nominated for an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award for The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), and has won numerous other awards including an Independent Spirit Award.

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Life and career

Born in Erie, Pennsylvania, Yeoman spent his childhood in the northern suburbs of Chicago. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University in 1973 and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts in 1979. [1]

Yeoman's first filmwork was done as a second unit director of photography on To Live and Die in LA , directed by William Friedkin in 1986. He went on to shoot many independent films including Gus Van Sant's Drugstore Cowboy — for which he won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography [2] Noah Baumbach's The Squid and the Whale , and Roman Coppola's CQ . He has worked on every live action film by Wes Anderson, including Bottle Rocket (1996), Rushmore (1998), and The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) as cinematographer, as well as The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), The Darjeeling Limited (2007), Moonrise Kingdom (2012) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), credited as director of photography. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on The Grand Budapest Hotel .

Yeoman is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers. [3]

Style

Yeoman has a frequent collaboration with director Wes Anderson and his style in Anderson's films consists in using color palettes to highlight the colors of the set and costumes. Anderson and Yeoman shoot the movies with film stock, anamorphic lenses, soft lighting, and theater-like compositions, giving the distinctive visuals on which Anderson's films are known for.

Filmography

Film

YearTitleDirectorNotes
1983Hero Alexandre Rockwell
1985 To Live and Die in L.A William Friedkin
1987 Rampage
Playboy: Bedtime Stories Anthony Spinelli Segments: "The Ring and the Garter" & "The Virgin's Cup"
1988 Johnny Be Good Bud S. Smith
Dead Heat Mark Goldblatt
Rented Lips Robert Downey Sr.
1989 Drugstore Cowboy Gus Van Sant Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography
The Wizard Todd Holland
1990 Too Much Sun Robert Downey Sr.
Kid John Mark Robinson
1991 The Linguini Incident Richard Shepard
Past Midnight Jan Eliasberg
1993The Paint JobMichael Taav
1994 Somebody to Love Alexandre Rockwell
1995 Coldblooded Wallace Wolodarsky
1996 Bottle Rocket Wes Anderson 1st of 9 collaborations with Wes Anderson
The Substance of Fire Daniel J. Sullivan
1997 Dog Watch John Langley
White LiesKen Selden
1998 Permanent Midnight David Veloz
Rushmore Wes Anderson
1999 Dogma Kevin Smith
2000 Down to You Kris Isacsson
Beautiful Sally Field
2001 Double Whammy Tom DiCillo
CQ Roman Coppola
The Royal Tenenbaums Wes Anderson
2004 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
2005 The Squid and the Whale Noah Baumbach
Red Eye Wes Craven Replaced Peter Deming
2007 Hotel Chevalier Wes AndersonShort film
The Darjeeling Limited
Martian Child Menno Meyjes
2008 Manolete
Yes Man Peyton Reed
2009 Whip It Drew Barrymore
2010 Get Him to the Greek Nicholas Stoller
2011 Bridesmaids Paul Feig 1st of 4 collaborations with Paul Feig
2012 Moonrise Kingdom Wes AndersonNominated- Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- Chlotrudis Award for Best Cinematography in a Feature Film
Nominated- Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cinematography
2013 The Heat Paul Feig
2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography (tied with Emmanuel Lubezki)
IndieWire Critics Poll Award for Best Cinematography (3rd place)
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- Academy Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- ASC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography
Nominated- BSC Best Cinematography Award
Nominated- Chlotrudis Award for Best Cinematography in a Feature Film
Nominated- Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- Georgia Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
Love & Mercy Bill Pohlad
2015 Spy Paul Feig
2016 Ghostbusters
2018 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Ol Parker
2021 The French Dispatch Wes Anderson

Other credits

YearTitleDirectorCinematographerNotes
1984 The Terminator James Cameron Adam Greenberg Additional photography
1985 Once Bitten Howard Storm
To Live and Die in L.A. William Friedkin Robby Müller 2nd unit photography
Additional photography
1987 Wanted: Dead or Alive Gary Sherman Alex Nepomniaschy
1989 Tap Nick Castle David Gribble
Cold Feet Robert Dornhelm Bryan Duggan

Karl Kofler

Additional photography
1997 The Rainmaker Francis Ford Coppola John Toll 2nd unit photography
Lost Highway David Lynch Peter Deming Additional photography
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Jay Roach
2003 Secondhand Lions Tim McCanlies Jack N. Green
2004 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Brad Silberling Emmanuel Lubezki
2008 Burn After Reading Joel Coen
Ethan Coen

Television

YearTitleNotes
1986 C.A.T. Squad TV movie
1988Vietnam War StoryEpisode "Separated"
1989The Big RoomTV movie
1991 Perfect Harmony
1993Double Deception
1998 The Pentagon Wars
2012Tiny Is My GirlMiniseries
2016The Toycracker: A Mini-Musical SpectacularTV movie

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