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Dean Semler


Dean Semler was born in 1943 in Renmark, South Australia, Australia as Dean William Semler. He is known for his work on Dances with Wolves (1990), Bruce Almighty (2003) and Maleficent (2014). He is married to Annie Semler. See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Dances with Wolves
Dances with Wolves Cinematographer
(1990)
Bruce Almighty
Bruce Almighty Cinematographer
(2003)
Maleficent
Maleficent Cinematographer
(2014)
Apocalypto
Apocalypto Cinematographer
(2006)

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 2017 Sandy Wexler
 2016 The Do-Over
 2014 Maleficent (director of photography)
 2014 Heaven Is for Real (director of photography)
 2013 Grudge Match (director of photography)
 2012 Parental Guidance (director of photography)
 2011 In the Land of Blood and Honey (director of photography)
 2010 Secretariat
 2010 Date Night (director of photography)
 2009/I 2012 (director of photography)
 2008 Appaloosa (director of photography)
 2008 Get Smart (director of photography)
 2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (director of photography)
 2006 Apocalypto
 2006 Click (director of photography)
 2006 Just My Luck
 2005 Stealth
 2005 The Longest Yard (director of photography)
 2004 The Alamo
 2003 Bruce Almighty (director of photography)
 2002 xXx
 2002 Dragonfly
 2002 Eye See You
 2001 Heartbreakers
 2000 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (director of photography)
 1997 Trojan War
 1997 Gone Fishin' (director of photography)
 1995 Waterworld (director of photography)
 1991 City Slickers (director of photography)
 1990 Dances with Wolves (director of photography)
 1990 Young Guns II (director of photography)
 1990 Impulse
 1989 K-9
 1989 Dead Calm (director of photography)
 1989 Farewell to the King (director of photography)
 1988 Young Guns (director of photography)
 1988 Cocktail (director of photography)
 1988 The Clean Machine (TV Movie)
 1988 Great Performances (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Melba (1988)
 1987 Bullseye
 1987 Going Sane
 1986 Passion Flower (TV Movie)
 1985 The Coca-Cola Kid (director of photography)
 1984 Razorback
 1984 Undercover
 1984 Bodyline (TV Mini-Series) (7 episodes)
- Episode #1.1 (1984)
- Episode #1.7 (1984)
- Episode #1.6 (1984)
- Episode #1.5 (1984)
- Episode #1.4 (1984)
 1983 The Dismissal (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1983)
- Episode #1.2 (1983)
- Episode #1.1 (1983)
 1983 Return to Eden (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- Part 3 (1983)
- Part 2 (1983)
- Part 1 (1983)
 1981 The Road Warrior (director of photography)
 1981 Hoodwink
 1980 The Russians (TV Series documentary)
 1980 War Without Weapons (Short)
 1979 Saturday (Short)
 1978 A Good Thing Going (TV Movie)
 1977 Outback Supply (Short)
 1976 Do I Have to Kill My Child? (TV Movie)
 1974 A Steam Train Passes (Short documentary) (director of photography)
 1974 Moving On
 1973 I Need More Staff (Short)
 1973 One Good Reason (Short)
 1971 The Choice (Documentary)
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Other Works:

: Cinematographer for music video by Rammstein, "Feuer frei!".

Alternate Names:

Dean Semlar
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He was awarded the A.M. (Member of the Order of Australia) in the 2002 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to the arts as an Australian and internationally acclaimed cinematographer. See more »

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