Dan Laustsen

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Laustsen at the Stockholm Film Festival in 2017

Dan Laustsen (born 15 June 1954) is a Danish cinematographer. He graduated from the Danish National Film School in 1979, and is a member of the Danish Society of Cinematographers.[1] 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.[2][3]

Personal life[edit]

Laustsen was born in Aalborg,[4] to Aage Aarup Laustsen and Ellen Laustsen. He studied at the National Film School of Denmark from 1976 to 1979, to pursue a career of cinematography. Laustsen has been involved in the production of feature films, documentaries, and advertisements, and is a member of the Danish Society of Cinematographers.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Title Result
1982 Bodil Awards Cinematography Gummi-Tarzan Won
1984 Robert Award Best Cinematography Isfugle Won
1989 Robert Award Best Cinematography Skyggen af Emma Won
1990 Robert Award Best Cinematography Miraklet i Valby Won
2001 Robert Award Best Cinematography Dykkerne Nominated
2001 Golden Frog I Am Dina Nominated
2003 Robert Award Best Cinematography I Am Dina Won
2018 Academy Awards Best Cinematography The Shape of Water Nominated



  1. ^ "Dan Laustsen". DFF - Dansk Filmfotograf Forbund. Retrieved 2016-02-19. 
  2. ^ Fra Hollywood til Matas Interview: Dan Laustsen Politiken, 08.10.2003, 2. sektion, Side 4
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ Med udlandet i søgeren Berlingske Tidende, 23.06.2006, 4 Sektion, AOK, Side 12 (in-depth interview)

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