Javier Aguirresarobe

Javier Aguirresarobe Zubía (born 10 October 1948) is a Spanish cinematographer.[1]

Javier Aguirresarobe
Born (1948-10-10) 10 October 1948 (age 74)

Life and careerEdit

Aguirresarobe was born in Eibar, Guipúzcoa, Basque Country, Spain. He has worked with Spanish directors such as Imanol Uribe, Montxo Armendáriz, Alejandro Amenábar and Pedro Almodóvar, and with Miloš Forman and Woody Allen. He has won six Goya Awards among other prizes. Aguirresarobe also worked as cinematographer for the film adaptation of New Moon, released on 20 November 2009. He continued his work for the Twilight film series with their other sequels in the series.


  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Director Notes
1984 La Muerte de Mikel Imanol Uribe
El pico 2 Eloy de la Iglesia
1985 Eternal Fire José Ángel Rebolledo
1987 El bosque animado José Luis Cuerda
1991 Don Juan in Hell Gonzalo Suárez
Prince of Shadows Pilar Miró
1992 Dream of Light Víctor Erice
1993 ¡Dispara! Carlos Saura
1994 Días contados Imanol Uribe
1996 Earth Julio Medem
The Dog in the Manger Pilar Miró
1997 Secrets of the Heart Montxo Armendáriz
99.9 Agustí Villaronga
1998 The Girl of Your Dreams Fernando Trueba
The Miracle of P. Tinto Javier Fesser
2000 Salsa Joyce Buñuel
2001 The Others Alejandro Amenábar
2002 Soldiers of Salamina David Trueba
Talk to Her Pedro Almodóvar
2004 The Bridge of San Luis Rey Mary McGuckian
The Sea Inside Alejandro Amenábar
2005 Obaba Montxo Armendáriz
2006 Goya's Ghosts Miloš Forman
2008 Tear This Heart Out Roberto Sneider
The City of Your Final Destination James Ivory
Vicky Cristina Barcelona Woody Allen
2009 The Road John Hillcoat
The Twilight Saga: New Moon Chris Weitz
2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse David Slade
2011 A Better Life Chris Weitz
Fright Night Craig Gillespie
2012 The Five-Year Engagement Nicholas Stoller
2013 Blue Jasmine Woody Allen
Identity Thief Seth Gordon
Warm Bodies Jonathan Levine
2014 The Perfect Dictatorship Luis Estrada
2015 Poltergeist Gil Kenan
Goosebumps Rob Letterman
2016 The Finest Hours Craig Gillespie
The Promise Terry George
2017 Thor: Ragnarok Taika Waititi
2018 Blue Night Fabien Constant
Operation Finale Chris Weitz
2019 Dora and the Lost City of Gold James Bobin
2022 Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile Will Speck
Josh Gordon
TBA Across the River and into the Trees Paula Ortiz Post-production
TBA They Listen Chris Weitz

Awards and nominationsEdit

Goya Awards

Year Title Category Result
1987 El bosque animado Best Cinematography Nominated
1991 Don Juan in Hell Nominated
Prince of Shadows Won
1994 Días contados Nominated
1996 The Dog in the Manger Won
1998 The Girl of Your Dreams Nominated
2001 The Others Won
2002 Soldiers of Salamina Won
2004 The Sea Inside Won
2005 Obaba Nominated

Sitges Film Festival

Year Title Category Result
1997 99.9 Best Cinematography Won[2]

BAFTA Awards

Year Title Category Result
2009 The Road Best Cinematography Nominated

San Diego Film Critics Society

Year Title Category Result
2009 The Road Best Cinematography Won

Houston Film Critics Society

Year Title Category Result
2009 The Road Best Cinematography Nominated


  1. ^ Matt Workman (21 October 2015). "The Cinematography of Goosebumps Javier Aguirresarobe". Cinematography Database. Archived from the original on 25 January 2016.
    - "Javier Aguirresarobe, ASC, AEC". ASC Close-Up. American Society of Cinematographers. Archived from the original on 2016-05-07. Retrieved 2016-06-15.
  2. ^ Torreiro, Casimiro (19 October 1997). "El festival de cine de Sitges se clausura con unos premios polémicos". El Pais (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 November 2022.

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