Linus Sandgren

Linus Sandgren FSF, ASC (born December 5, 1972) is a Swedish cinematographer, known for his collaborations with directors Damien Chazelle, David O. Russell, Gus Van Sant, and the duo of Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein. He is known for his use of unique and unconventional formats,[1] shooting Van Sant's Promised Land in 4-perf Super 35mm 1.3x anamorphic for a 1.85:1 aspect ratio.

Linus Sandgren
Born (1972-12-05) December 5, 1972 (age 48)
Years active2000–present
OrganizationSwedish Society of Cinematographers
American Society of Cinematographers
Known forStorm, Promised Land, American Hustle, Joy, La La Land, First Man, No Time to Die
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Cinematography
2017, La La Land
BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
2017, La La Land

For his work on La La Land (2016), which he shot in the classic Cinemascope ratio 2.55:1, he won the Academy Award, BAFTA, Critics Choice among other awards for his cinematography.[2][3][4][5][6] He is additionally the recipient of a Guldbagge Award, Sweden's highest film honor. He is a member of both the American and Swedish Society of Cinematographers.[7] He also shot No Time to Die, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, the 25th James Bond film.[8]


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Year Title Director Notes
2004 Alla bara försvinner Kajsa Eldin
Pil Maria Gunnarsson
2005 Storm Måns Mårlind
Björn Stein
Guldbagge Award for Best Cinematography
2010 Shelter
2012 Lycka till och ta hand om varandra Jens Sjögren
Promised Land Gus Van Sant
2013 American Hustle David O. Russell
2014 The Hundred-Foot Journey Lasse Hallström
2015 Joy David O. Russell
2016 La La Land Damien Chazelle Academy Award for Best Cinematography
BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Cinematography
Hollywood Film Award for Cinematographer of the Year
Nominated - Satellite Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated - ASC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases
Nominated - EDA Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated - National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography
2017 Battle of the Sexes Jonathan Dayton
Valerie Faris
2018 First Man Damien Chazelle Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated - Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated - ASC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases
Nominated - Camerimage Golden Frog
Nominated - EDA Award for Best Cinematography
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Lasse Hallström
Joe Johnston
2021 No Time to Die  Cary Joji Fukunaga Completed
2021 Don't Look Up  Adam McKay Post-production
2022 Babylon  Damien Chazelle Filming

Short filmsEdit

Year Title Director Notes
2000 Systrar Jesper Dagöö
2002 Disco Kung Fu Måns Mårlind
Björn Stein
Lyckantropen Steve Ericsson
2007 Milah Arne Toonen
2010 The Palace of Light Tim Piper
2011 In Adam Berg


Year Title Other notes
2002 Överallt och ingenstans Television film
Spung 4 episodes
2003 Rätt i rutan 7 episodes
2004 Kommissarie Winter Episode: "Himlen är en plats på jorden - Del 1"
2006 Snapphanar Miniseries; 3 episodes




Critics AwardsEdit

2nd Place

In 2020, Sandgren was given the Lumière Award of the Royal Photographic Society.


  1. ^ "How Cinematographer Linus Sandgren Used Format to Change Visual Tone In 'First Man'". No Film School. 2018-10-16. Retrieved 2019-06-16.
  2. ^ "Moon Walk: First Man". American Cinematographer. January 7, 2019.
  3. ^ "Shot in CinemaScope, La La Land vibrantly romances the olden days of Hollywood". Kodak.
  4. ^ "» Breathless". ICG Magazine. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  5. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (December 10, 2016). "How 'La La Land' Director Damien Chazelle, His Team & Lionsgate Faced The Music & Resurrected The Original Hollywood Musical". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  6. ^ "'La La Land': Magical Modern-Day Musical Will Sweep You Off Your Feet". Rolling Stone. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  7. ^ "The ASC Welcomes Linus Sandgren as a New Active Member - The American Society of Cinematographers". Retrieved 2019-06-16.
  8. ^ Sharf, Zack (2018-12-07). "Bond 25: Cary Fukunaga Recruits Damien Chazelle's Oscar-Winning Cinematographer". IndieWire. Retrieved 2019-06-16.

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