Bruno Delbonnel (born 1957) is a French cinematographer. He worked on the films Amélie (2001), A Very Long Engagement (2004), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) and Darkest Hour (2017), and has appeared in Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch (2021) as Tip-Top.
Delbonnel's accolades include a César Award and a European Film Award, as well as five Academy Award nominations and three BAFTA Award nominations.
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 Amélie and A Very Long Engagement.
He then started collaborating with many other directors, such as Tim Burton, the Coen brothers and Joe Wright.
Delbonnel has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography five times, for the films Amélie (2001), A Very Long Engagement (2004), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), and Darkest Hour (2017).
He was appointed in 2019 at the head of the cinematography department of the Paris film school, La Fémis.
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.
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