Dan Laustsen

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Laustsen at the Stockholm Film Festival in 2017

Dan Laustsen, ASC, DFF (born 15 June 1954) is a Danish cinematographer. He is a member of the Danish Society of Cinematographers and the American Society of Cinematographers.[1][2] His career spans four decades and he has been nominated and won many prestigious awards, chiefly the Robert Awards. Laustsen has repeatedly collaborated with the Danish director Ole Bornedal on films such as Nightwatch and Just Another Love Story, and internationally with Guillermo del Toro, notably on the films Crimson Peak and The Shape of Water. Laustsen is also known for his work on the films Silent Hill and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, where the visual side of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was hailed as a "visual treat" in Variety.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Laustsen was born in Aalborg,[5] to Aage Aarup Laustsen and Ellen Laustsen. He studied at the National Film School of Denmark (1976–1979) to pursue a career in cinematography. Laustsen has been involved in the production of feature films, documentaries, and advertisements.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Film Director Notes
1979 Skal vi danse først? Anette Mari Olsen
1980 Danmark er lukket Dan Tschernia
1981 Har du set Alice? Brita Wielopolska
Gummi-Tarzan Søren Kragh-Jacobsen Bodil Award for Best Cinematographer
1982 Den ubetænksomme elsker Claus Ploug
1983 Otto er et næsehorn Rumle Hammerich
Isfugle Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
1984 Min farmors hus Frode Højer Pedersen Robert Award for Best Cinematography
1985 Elise Claus Ploug
Johannes' hemmelighed Åke Sandgren
1988 Skyggen af Emma Søren Kragh-Jacobsen Robert Award for Best Cinematography
Guldregn Feature film composed of the TV mini-series of the same name
David or Goliath Anne Wivel
1989 The Miracle in Valby Åke Sandgren Robert Award for Best Cinematography
1991 Giselle Anne Wivel
1993 Den korsikanske biskopen Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
1994 Nightwatch Ole Bornedal
1995 Carmen & Babyface Jon Bang Carlsen
1997 Nightwatch Ole Bornedal English remake of the 1994 movie of the same name
Mimic Guillermo Del Toro
1998 Qaamarngup uummataa Jacob Grønlykke
2000 Running Free Sergei Bodrov
Dykkerne Åke Sandgren Nominated- Robert Award for Best Cinematography
2001 Brotherhood of the Wolf Christophe Gans
2002 I Am Dina Ole Bornedal Robert Award for Best Cinematography
2003 Darkness Falls Jonathan Liebesman
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Stephen Norrington
2005 Nomad Sergei Bodrov
Ivan Passer
Talgat Temenov
Co-cinematographer with Ueli Steiger
Sex hopp & kärlek Lisa Ohlin
2006 Silent Hill Christophe Gans
2007 The Substitute Ole Bornedal
Wind Chill Gregory Jacobs
Just Another Love Story Ole Bornedal Robert Award for Best Cinematography
2009 Deliver Us from Evil
Headhunter Rumle Hammerich
Solomon Kane Michael J. Bassett
2011 Simon and the Oaks Lisa Ohlin
2012 The Possession Ole Bornedal
Zaytoun Eran Riklis
Sover Dolly på ryggen? Hella Joof
2015 Crimson Peak Guillermo Del Toro
2016 The Lion Woman Vibeke Idsøe
2017 Dræberne fra Nibe Ole Bornedal
John Wick: Chapter 2 Chad Stahelski
The Shape of Water Guillermo Del Toro Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
New York Film Critics Online for Best Cinematography
Nominated- Academy Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- Alliance of Women Film Journalists for Best Cinematography
Nominated- Austin Film Critics Association for Best Cinematography
Nominated- BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- Satellite Award for Best Cinematography
2018 Proud Mary Babak Najafi
2019 John Wick 3: Parabellum Chad Stahelski post-production
TBA Nightmare Alley Guillermo Del Toro announced

Television[edit]

Year Film Director Notes
1986 Guldregn Søren Kragh-Jacobsen 2 episodes
1990 Strømerliv Peter Ringgaard TV Series documentary
4 episodes
1991 The Boys from St. Petri Søren Kragh-Jacobsen Mini-series
1996 Charlot og Charlotte Ole Bornedal Mini-Series
1 episode
1999 Dybt vand TV movie
2009 Please Help the World Mikkel Blaabjerg Poulsen TV short
2013 Wallander Lisa Ohlin Episode "The Sad Bird"
2014 1864 Ole Bornedal Mini-series

Documentary films[edit]

Year Film Director Notes
1984 Dansk bladtegning: danske bladtegnere -
En dokumentation
Kirsten Stenbæk Documentary short
1987 Ansigt til ansigt Anne Wivel
1994 Søren Kierkegaard
2011 Bag Blixens maske Morten Henriksen


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dan Laustsen". DFF - Dansk Filmfotograf Forbund. Retrieved 2016-02-19.
  2. ^ "Members". American Society of Cinematographers. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  3. ^ Fra Hollywood til Matas Interview: Dan Laustsen Politiken, 08.10.2003, 2. sektion, Side 4
  4. ^ Todd McCarthy (Posted: Wed., Jul. 9, 2003, 4:00pm PT). "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen". Variety. Retrieved 1 March 2010. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ Med udlandet i søgeren Berlingske Tidende, 23.06.2006, 4 Sektion, AOK, Side 12 (in-depth interview)

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