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      Robert Yeoman

      Robert Yeoman

      Highest Rated: 100% Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang (2016)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Mar 10, 1951

      Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

      Without the cinematography of Robert Yeoman, the world may never have gotten the iconic aesthetics so rigidly associated with filmmakers like Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach, and Paul Feig. Prolific photographer Yeoman started shooting renowned feature films in the 1980s, mounting a stellar résumé over the decades to follow. In 2015, Yeoman earned his first Academy Award nomination for "The Grand Budapest Hotel" (2014), a movie that exemplified his mastery of framing and aesthetic rhythm better than just about any other of his past works. Robert David Yeoman was born in Erie, Pennsylvania, on March 10, 1951, but grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. Yeoman graduated from Duke University in 1973, and pursued film studies at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts until graduating with a Master's degree in 1979. Shortly after completing his academic career, Yeoman began finding work shooting movies. His first job as a cinematographer was "Hero" (1983), an Indian film directed by the well-known Subhash Ghai, though it didn't take long for Yeoman to move into the world of mainstream American cinema. Throughout the remainder of the 1980s, Yeoman managed to collaborate with iconic directors like William Friedkin on "To Live and Die in L.A." (1985) and "Rampage" (1987) and Gus Van Sant on "Drugstore Cowboy" (1989). In the '90s, Yeoman began forming partnerships that would shape his career, most notably that with writer/director Wes Anderson. Yeoman shot Anderson's directorial debut, "Bottle Rocket" (1996), marking the first of seven collaborations between the two artists; that group included "Rushmore" (1998), "The Royal Tenenbaums" (2001), and "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" (2004). Yeoman even developed a relationship with "Zissou" co-writer Noah Baumbach, shooting his film "The Squid and the Whale" (2005) shortly after. Despite working principally in indie cinema through the early 2000s, Yeoman went on to showcase a flair for mainstream comedies, leading photography on the Jim Carrey rom-com "Yes Man" (2008), the Jonah Hill/Russell Brand buddy comedy "Get Him to the Greek" (2010), and Paul Feig's popular female-led comedies "Bridesmaids" (2011) and "The Heat" (2013). Yeoman earned his first bit of awards attention with yet another Wes Anderson film, the period piece "The Grand Budapest Hotel" (2014), landing a nomination for Best Cinematography.

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      GHOSTBUSTERS, from left: cinematographer Robert Yeoman, director Paul Feig, on set, 2016. ph: Hopper Stone/© Columbia Pictures

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      96% 81% The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar Cinematographer - 2023
      75% 62% Asteroid City Cinematographer $28.1M 2023
      75% 76% The French Dispatch Cinematographer $16.1M 2021
      79% 66% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Cinematographer $120.6M 2018
      100% 84% Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang Cinematographer - 2016
      74% 49% Ghostbusters Cinematographer - 2016
      95% 78% Spy Cinematographer - 2015
      89% 85% Love & Mercy Cinematographer $12.5M 2014
      92% 86% The Grand Budapest Hotel Cinematographer $59.1M 2014
      66% 71% The Heat Cinematographer $159.6M 2013
      93% 86% Moonrise Kingdom Cinematographer $45.5M 2012
      90% 76% Bridesmaids Cinematographer $169.1M 2011
      72% 62% Get Him to the Greek Cinematographer $60.9M 2010
      85% 74% Whip It Cinematographer $13.0M 2009
      46% 66% Yes Man Cinematographer $97.7M 2008
      35% 72% Martian Child Cinematographer $7.5M 2007
      69% 78% The Darjeeling Limited Cinematographer $11.9M 2007
      92% 81% The Squid and the Whale Cinematographer $7.4M 2005
      57% 82% The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou Cinematographer $24.0M 2004
      66% 69% CQ Cinematographer $411.0K 2001
      81% 89% The Royal Tenenbaums Cinematographer $52.4M 2001
      17% 54% Beautiful Cinematographer $3.1M 2000
      3% 48% Down to You Cinematographer $20.0M 2000
      68% 85% Dogma Cinematographer $30.7M 1999
      59% 54% Permanent Midnight Cinematographer $1.2M 1998
      90% 91% Rushmore Cinematographer $17.1M 1998
      86% 79% Bottle Rocket Cinematographer $488.6K 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet White Lies Cinematographer - 1996
      No Score Yet 12% Somebody to Love Cinematographer $10.3K 1994
      No Score Yet 34% Past Midnight Cinematographer - 1991
      97% 85% Drugstore Cowboy Cinematographer $4.2M 1989
      0% 30% Johnny Be Good Cinematographer $15.5M 1988
      11% 49% Dead Heat Cinematographer $2.9M 1988