Robert David Yeoman
March 10, 1951
Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Alma mater||Duke University|
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.
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.
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— 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.
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.
|1985||To Live and Die in L.A||William Friedkin|
|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|
|1993||The Paint Job||Michael Taav|
|1994||Somebody to Love||Alexandre Rockwell|
|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 Lies||Ken Selden|
|1998||Permanent Midnight||David Veloz|
|2000||Down to You||Kris Isacsson|
|2001||Double Whammy||Tom DiCillo|
|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 Anderson||Short film|
|The Darjeeling Limited|
|Martian Child||Menno Meyjes|
|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 Anderson||Nominated- 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|
|2018||Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again||Ol Parker|
|2021||The French Dispatch||Wes Anderson|
|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|
|1987||Wanted: Dead or Alive||Gary Sherman||Alex Nepomniaschy|
|1989||Tap||Nick Castle||David Gribble|
|Cold Feet||Robert Dornhelm||Bryan Duggan |
|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 |
|1986||C.A.T. Squad||TV movie|
|1988||Vietnam War Story||Episode "Separated"|
|1989||The Big Room||TV movie|
|1998||The Pentagon Wars|
|2012||Tiny Is My Girl||Miniseries|
|2016||The Toycracker: A Mini-Musical Spectacular||TV movie|
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