John Seale

John Seale
Born John Clement Seale
(1942-10-05) 5 October 1942
Warwick, Queensland, Australia
Years active 1966-2010; 2015

John Clement Seale[1] A.C.S. A.S.C., (born 5 October 1942) is an Australian cinematographer. He won an Oscar for his work in the 1996 film The English Patient. He is a member of both the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) and the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).

Seale was born in Warwick, Queensland, Australia, to Marjorie Lyndon (née Pool) and Eric Clement Seale.[1] He received Oscar nominations for his work on Witness, Rain Man, and Cold Mountain, and won for The English Patient. Seale directed one film, Till There Was You, in 1990.

His greatest commercial successes have been Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, which grossed US$ 974 million;[2] Rain Man, which grossed US$ 354 million;[3] Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, which grossed US$ 335 million;[4] The Perfect Storm, which grossed US$ 328 million;[5] and The Tourist, which grossed US$ 278 million.[6][7]

He came out of retirement in 2012 to shoot Mad Max: Fury Road, for which he received an Academy Award nomination.[8]

Filmography (partial list)


  1. 1 2 John Seale Biography (1942–). Retrieved on 2012-06-01.
  2. "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  3. "Rain Man". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  4. "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  5. "The Perfect Storm". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  6. "The Tourist". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  7. "Filmography- John Seale". IMDb Pro. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  8. Radish, Christina (1 May 2015). "MAD MAX: FURY ROAD: 18 Things to Know about the Making of George Miller's Epic". Complex. Retrieved 20 May 2015.

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