Bruno Delbonnel

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Bruno Delbonnel
Bruno Delbonnel (ciné club Louis Lumière).jpg
Delbonnel in 2012
Born 1957 (age 60–61)
Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France
Occupation Cinematographer, Director, Screenwriter
Years active 1981–present

Bruno Delbonnel (born 1957) is a French cinematographer, director and screenwriter.

Life and career

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 Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain and A Very Long Engagement. He was the director of photography for the 2007 film Across the Universe and the 2009 fantasy-adventure film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. He worked on Tim Burton's films Dark Shadows (2012) and Big Eyes (2014), and with The Coen Brothers on their 2013 film Inside Llewyn Davis.

He has been nominated five times for an Academy Award, for Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain, A Very Long Engagement, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Inside Llewyn Davis, and Darkest Hour.

Style

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.

Filmography

As cinematographer

Year Title Director Notes
2001 The Cat's Meow Peter Bogdanovich
Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain Jean-Pierre Jeunet European Film Award for Best Cinematographer
Nominated–Academy Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated–ASC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Release
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 Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases
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–BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated–Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated–Academy Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated–ASC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Release
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 Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Release

As director/screenwriter

Year Title Notes
1989 The Grand Circus As director
Documentary
1989 Things I Like, Things I Don't Like As screenwriter
Short film
2006 Paso doble As director
Documentary short

Awards and nominations

Academy Awards

Year Nominated Work Result Lost to
2001 Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain Nominated Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2004 A Very Long Engagement Nominated The Aviator
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Nominated Avatar
2013 Inside Llewyn Davis Nominated Gravity
2017 Darkest Hour Nominated Blade Runner 2049

BAFTA Awards

Year Nominated Work Result Lost to
2001 Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain Nominated The Man Who Wasn't There
2013 Inside Llewyn Davis Nominated Gravity
2017 Darkest Hour Nominated Blade Runner 2049

European Film Award

Year Nominated Work Result Lost to
2001 Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain Won
2004 A Very Long Engagement Nominated Girl With A Pearl Earring
2017 Faust Nominated Antichrist & Slumdog Millionaire

Satellite Award

Year Nominated Work Result Lost to
2004 A Very Long Engagement Nominated House of Flying Daggers
2007 Across the Universe Nominated The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
2011 Faust Nominated War Horse
2013 Inside Llewyn Davis Won
2017 Darkest Hour Nominated Blade Runner 2049

External links

  • Bruno Delbonnel on IMDb


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