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Bruno Delbonnel (born 1957) is a French cinematographer. He is best known for his works in the films Amélie (2001), A Very Long Engagement (2004), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) and Darkest Hour (2017).

Bruno Delbonnel
Bruno Delbonnel (ciné club Louis Lumière).jpg
Delbonnel in 2012
Born1957 (age 61–62)
EducationESEC
OccupationCinematographer
Years active1981–present

Delbonnel's accolades include a César Award and a European Film Award, as well as nominations for five Academy Awards and three BAFTA Awards.

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Life and careerEdit

Delbonnel was born in Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France and graduated in 1978 from the ESEC (Paris, Île-de-France).

He has collaborated twice with fellow French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet for Amélie and A Very Long Engagement.

He then started collaborating with many other directors, such as Tim Burton, the Coen brothers and Joe Wright.

Delbonnel has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography five times, for the films Amélie (2001), A Very Long Engagement (2004), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), and Darkest Hour (2017).

StyleEdit

His work tends to feature very stylized color palettes, often very warm and featuring yellows and greens as prominent and ubiquitous colors which often tint the whole image. Also often in his work, the film stock used has a very apparent, well-defined grain structure.

FilmographyEdit

As cinematographerEdit

Year Title Director Notes
2001 The Cat's Meow Peter Bogdanovich
Amélie Jean-Pierre Jeunet European Film Award for Best Cinematographer
Nominated– Academy Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated– ASC Award for Outstanding Cinematography
Nominated– BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated– César Award for Best Cinematography
2003 Not For, or Against (Quite the Contrary) Cédric Klapisch
2004 A Very Long Engagement Jean-Pierre Jeunet ASC Award for Outstanding Cinematography
César Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated– Academy Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated– European Film Award for Best Cinematographer
Nominated– Satellite Award for Best Cinematography
2006 Paris, je t'aime Coen brothers Segment: Tuileries
Infamous Douglas McGrath
2007 Across the Universe Julie Taymor Nominated– Satellite Award for Best Cinematography
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince David Yates Nominated– Academy Award for Best Cinematography
2011 Faust Alexander Sokurov Nominated– European Film Award for Best Cinematographer
Nominated– Satellite Award for Best Cinematography
2012 Dark Shadows Tim Burton
2013 Inside Llewyn Davis Coen brothers Boston Online Film Critics Association for Best Cinematography
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cinematography
Satellite Award for Best Cinematography
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated– Academy Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated– BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated– Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated– ASC Award for Outstanding Cinematography
Nominated– Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated– San Diego Film Critics Society 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
Nominated– Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated– Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated– Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated– Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated– Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cinematography
2014 Big Eyes Tim Burton
Francofonia: Le Louvre Under German Occupation Aleksandr Sokurov
2016 Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Tim Burton
2017 Darkest Hour Joe Wright Nominated– Academy Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated– BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated– ASC Award for Outstanding Cinematography
2018 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Coen brothers
2019 The Woman in the Window Joe Wright Post-production

As director/screenwriterEdit

Year Title Director Writer Notes
1989 The Grand Circus Yes No Documentary
Things I Like, Things I Don't Like No Yes Short film
2006 Paso doble Yes No Documentary short

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