Jean-Yves Escoffier

Jean-Yves Escoffier (July 12, 1950 – April 1, 2003) was a French cinematographer.

Jean-Yves Escoffier
Born(1950-07-12)July 12, 1950
DiedApril 1, 2003(2003-04-01) (aged 52)


Escoffier worked as director of photography on a number of films of Leos Carax including Boy Meets Girl, Mauvais sang, and Les Amants du Pont-Neuf,[1] on a number of European and American feature films including The Human Stain, Possession, Nurse Betty, The Cradle Will Rock, Rounders, and Good Will Hunting,[1] as well as Harmony Korine's Gummo.[1]

He also worked with Mehdi Norowzian, Jeanne Moreau for Air France, David Lynch for Nissan Motors,[not verified in body] and on music videos, "Hurt" (2002) for Johnny Cash and Mark Romanek.[not verified in body]

On April 1, 2003, Escoffier died from a heart attack in his home in Los Angeles, California[2] during production of The Human Stain, a film since dedicated to his memory.[not verified in body]


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Cinévardaphoto[citation needed] A documentary.[citation needed]
2003 The Human Stain[1] This film is dedicated in his memory.[citation needed]
Poligono Sur/Seville, Southside[1]
2002 Possession[1] Presented as a 2001 film in this source.[1]
No claudicar[citation needed] A documentary short.[citation needed]
2001 15 Minutes[1]
2000 Nurse Betty[1]
1999 The Cradle Will Rock[1]
1998 Rounders[1]
1997 Good Will Hunting[1]
Excess Baggage[1]
1996 Grace of My Heart[1]
The Crow: City of Angels[1]
1995 Jack & Sarah[1]
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies[1] A TV documentary.[citation needed]
1994 Witch Hunt[1] A TV movie.[citation needed]
1993 Dream Lover[1] Presented as a 1994 film in this source.[1]
Charlie and the Doctor[1]
1991 Les Amants du Pont-Neuf[1] Film won Cinematographer of the Year.[citation needed]
1988 Jaune revolver[1] Presented as a 1987 film in this source.[1]
1986 Mauvais sang[1] Film was nominated for César Award.[citation needed]
Ulysse[citation needed] A short.[citation needed]
1985 Trois Hommes et un couffin[1]
1984 Boy Meets Girl[1]
1983 Les Yeux des oiseaux[1] Transl., "The Eyes of Birds".[citation needed]
Ballade à blanc[1]
Archipel des amours[citation needed] The segment "Lourdes, l'hiver".[citation needed]
Coup de feu[citation needed] A short.[citation needed]
1981 Lourdes l'hiver[citation needed] A short.[citation needed]
1980 Simone Barbés ou la vertu[1]
1978 Mountain Pass[citation needed]
1977 The Sand Castle[citation needed] A short.[citation needed]
1973 L'amour c'est du papier[citation needed] A short.[citation needed]



  • Ballinger, A. (2004). New Cinematographers (annotated ed.). Harper Design. pp. 38–67. ISBN 1856693341. See also this book URL.

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