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      John Seale

      John Seale

      Highest Rated: 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

      Lowest Rated: 21% The Tourist (2010)

      Birthday: Oct 5, 1942

      Birthplace: Warwick, Queensland, Australia

      Often associated with the work of Peter Weir, both as a camera operator and director of photography, John Seale first earned his reputation as one of Australia's leading cinematographers before garnering international attention as one of the world's best directors of photography. His reputation is based on his striking feel for textures and colors of nature, as evidenced by such films as Peter Weir's "Witness" (1985), for which he was nominated for the Best Cinematography Academy Award and Anthony Minghella's "The English Patient" (1996), which earned him the Oscar. The former possessed striking contrasts between the big city of Philadelphia and the fields of the Amish Country, yet each created a full-bodied environment. For the latter, Seale had to accomplish the photography on three levels: the desert in which Ralph Fiennes and Kristin Scott Thomas have their romance, the war-torn zone of Italy, which required darker, bluer lighting, and the re-emergence of life within Juliette Binoche, which had to be gradually worked into the palette. (In 1988, he earned a third Oscar nod for his clean work on Barry Levinson's "Rain Man.")


      MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, from left: cinematographer John Seale, director George Miller, on set, 2015. ph: Jasin Boland/©Warner Bros. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, from left: cinematographer John Seale, director George Miller, on set, 2015. ph: Jasin Boland/©Warner Bros.



      71% 73% Three Thousand Years of Longing Cinematographer $8.3M 2022
      97% 86% Mad Max: Fury Road Cinematographer $153.6M 2015
      21% 42% The Tourist Cinematographer $67.6M 2010
      36% 58% Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Cinematographer $90.8M 2010
      33% 43% Poseidon Cinematographer $60.7M 2006
      28% 35% Dreamcatcher Cinematographer $33.7M 2003
      81% 82% Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Cinematographer $317.9M 2001
      46% 63% The Perfect Storm Cinematographer $182.6M 2000
      32% 45% At First Sight Cinematographer $22.4M 1999
      85% 80% The Talented Mr. Ripley Cinematographer $81.3M 1999
      58% 82% City of Angels Cinematographer $78.7M 1998
      86% 83% The English Patient Cinematographer $78.7M 1996
      43% 62% Ghosts of Mississippi Cinematographer $13.1M 1996
      35% 71% Beyond Rangoon Cinematographer $5.1M 1995
      91% 77% The American President Cinematographer $59.0M 1995
      89% 66% The Paper Cinematographer $36.6M 1994
      93% 80% Lorenzo's Oil Cinematographer $6.9M 1992
      No Score Yet 61% Till There Was You Director - 1991
      84% 92% Dead Poets Society Cinematographer $94.5M 1989
      84% 75% Gorillas in the Mist Cinematographer $22.6M 1988
      88% 90% Rain Man Cinematographer $171.2M 1988
      64% 74% The Hitcher Cinematographer $2.1M 1986
      80% 78% Children of a Lesser God Cinematographer $26.8M 1986
      75% 61% The Mosquito Coast Cinematographer $12.9M 1986
      93% 80% Witness Cinematographer $65.3M 1985
      67% 54% BMX Bandits Cinematographer - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Goodbye Paradise Cinematographer - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dreamspeaker Cinematographer - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Cheaters Cinematographer - 1976