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John Clement Seale[1] A.C.S. A.S.C. (born 5 October 1942) is a retired Australian cinematographer. He won an Oscar for his work in the 1996 film The English Patient, in addition to a BAFTA and Satellite Award. He is a member of both the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) and the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).

John Seale ACS ASC
Born
John Clement Seale

(1942-10-05) 5 October 1942 (age 76)
NationalityAustralian
Years active1966–2011; 2015
Known forRain Man
The English Patient
Mad Max: Fury Road
TitleACS ASC
Awards

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Life and careerEdit

Seale was born in Warwick, Queensland, Australia, to Marjorie Lyndon (née Pool) and Eric Clement Seale.[1] He received Oscar nominations for his work on Witness, Rain Man, and Cold Mountain, and won for The English Patient. Seale directed one film, Till There Was You, in 1990. He is a four-time Oscar nominee, five-time BAFTA nominee, and four-time ASC Award nominee.

His greatest commercial successes have been Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, which grossed US$974 million;[2] Rain Man, which grossed US$354 million;[3] Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, which grossed US$335 million;[4] The Perfect Storm, which grossed US$328 million;[5] and The Tourist, which grossed US$278 million.[6][7]

He came out of retirement in 2012 to shoot Mad Max: Fury Road, for which he received another Academy Award nomination.[8]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Director Notes
1976 Deathcheaters Brian Trenchard-Smith
1980 Fatty Finn Maurice Murphy
1981 Doctors and Nurses
The Survivor David Hemmings Nominated- AFI Award for Best Achievement in Cinematography
1982 Ginger Meggs Jonathan Dawson
Fighting Back Michael Caulfield
1983 Goodbye Paradise Carl Schultz ACS for Cinematographer of the Year
BMX Bandits Brian Trenchard-Smith
Careful, He Might Hear You Carl Schultz AFI Award for Best Achievement in Cinematography
1984 Silver City Sophia Turkiewicz Nominated- AFI Award for Best Achievement in Cinematography
1985 Witness Peter Weir ACS for Cinematographer of the Year
Nominated- Academy Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- BSC Award for Best Cinematography
1986 The Hitcher Robert Harmon
Children of a Lesser God Randa Haines
The Mosquito Coast Peter Weir
1987 Stakeout John Badham
1988 Gorillas in the Mist Michael Apted Nominated- BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
Rain Man Barry Levinson Nominated- Academy Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- ASC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography
1989 Dead Poets Society Peter Weir Nominated- BSC Award for Best Cinematography
1991 The Doctor Randa Haines
1992 Lorenzo's Oil George Miller
1993 The Firm Sydney Pollack
1994 The Paper Ron Howard
1995 Beyond Rangoon John Boorman
The American President Rob Reiner
1996 The English Patient Anthony Minghella Academy Award for Best Cinematography
BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
Satellite Award for Best Cinematography
Felix Award for European Cinematographer of the Year
ASC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography
NSFC Award for Best Cinematography
LAFCA Award for Best Cinematography
BSFC Award for Best Cinematography
CFCA Award for Best Cinematography
DFWFCA Award for Best Cinematography
FFCC Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- BSC Award for Best Cinematography
Ghosts of Mississippi Rob Reiner
1998 City of Angels Brad Silberling
1999 At First Sight Irwin Winkler
The Talented Mr. Ripley Anthony Minghella BSFC Award for Best Cinematography
CFCA Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- Satellite Award for Best Cinematography
2000 The Perfect Storm Wolfgang Petersen Nominated- ASC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography
2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Chris Columbus
2003 Dreamcatcher Lawrence Kasdan
Cold Mountain Anthony Minghella Nominated- Academy Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- ASC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography
Nominated- BSC Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- CFCA Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- BSFC Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- INOCA Award for Best Cinematography
2004 Spanglish James L. Brooks
2006 Poseidon Wolfgang Petersen
2010 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Mike Newell
The Tourist Florian von Donnersmarck
2011 The Rum Diary Bruce Robinson Additional photography (uncredited)[9];
Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski
2015 Mad Max: Fury Road George Miller AACTA Award for Best Cinematography
Satellite Award for Best Cinematography
NSFC Award for Best Cinematography
AFCA Award for Best Cinematography
Santa Barbara International Film Festival Artisan Award
NYFCC Award for Best Cinematographer
FCCA Award for Best Cinematography
OFCS Award for Best Cinematography
LAFCA Award for Best Cinematography
CFCA Award for Best Cinematography
FFCC Award for Best Cinematography
INOCA Halfway Award for Best Cinematography
BFCA Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- Academy Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- ASC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography
Nominated- AWFJ EDA Award
Nominated- AFCA Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- BSC Award for Best Cinematography in a Feature Film
Nominated- BFCA Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- Camerimage Golden Frog Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- HFCS Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- LFCC ALFS Award for Technical Achievement of the Year

Awards and NominationsEdit

Academy AwardsEdit

Year Nominated work Result
1985 Witness Nominated
1988 Rain Man Nominated
1996 The English Patient Won
2003 Cold Mountain Nominated
2015 Mad Max: Fury Road Nominated

British Academy of Film & Television (BAFTA) AwardsEdit

Year Nominated work Result
1985 Witness Nominated
1988 Gorillas in the Mist Nominated
1996 The English Patient Won
1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley Nominated
2003 Cold Mountain Nominated
2015 Mad Max: Fury Road Nominated

Satellite AwardsEdit

Year Nominated work Result
1996 The English Patient Won
1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley Nominated
2015 Mad Max: Fury Road Won

Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) AwardsEdit

Year Nominated work Result
2015 Mad Max: Fury Road Won

European Film AwardsEdit

Year Nominated work Result
1996 The English Patient Won

Brisbane International Film FestivalEdit

Year Category Result
1997 Chauvel Award Won

The International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography CamerimageEdit

Year Nominated work Category Result
2011 Lifetime Achievement Award Won
2015 Mad Max: Fury Road Golden Frog Award Nominated

Santa Barbara International Film FestivalEdit

Year Nominated work Category Result
2015 Mad Max: Fury Road Artisan Award in Cinematography Won

American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) AwardsEdit

Year Nominated work Category Result
1988 Rain Man Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography Won
1996 The English Patient Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography Nominated
2000 The Perfect Storm Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography Nominated
2000 Cold Mountain Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography Nominated
2011 International Award Won
2015 Mad Max: Fury Road Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography Nominated

British Society of Cinematographers (BSC) AwardsEdit

Year Nominated work Result
1985 Witness Nominated
1988 Dead Poets Society Nominated
1996 The English Patient Nominated
2003 Cold Mountain Nominated
2015 Mad Max: Fury Road Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b John Seale Biography (1942–). Filmreference.com. Retrieved on 2012-06-01.
  2. ^ "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Rain Man". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  5. ^ "The Perfect Storm". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  6. ^ "The Tourist". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  7. ^ "Filmography- John Seale". IMDb Pro. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  8. ^ Radish, Christina (1 May 2015). "MAD MAX: FURY ROAD: 18 Things to Know about the Making of George Miller's Epic". Collider. Complex. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  9. ^ "Picture Perfect: A conversation with cinematographer John Seale". Flickering Myth. 2011-09-14. Retrieved 2017-08-07.

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