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John Bailey (I)

John Bailey was born on August 10, 1942 in Moberly, Missouri, USA as John Ira Bailey. He is known for his work on Groundhog Day (1993), As Good as It Gets (1997) and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003). He has been married to Carol Littleton since March 11, 1972. See full bio »

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Groundhog Day
Groundhog Day Cinematographer
As Good as It Gets
As Good as It Gets Cinematographer
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
The Way Way Back
The Way Way Back Cinematographer


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 2017 How to Be a Latin Lover (director of photography)
 2015 A Walk in the Woods (director of photography)
 2014 The Forger
 2013 A.C.O.D. (director of photography)
 2013 The Way Way Back (director of photography)
 2012 Big Miracle
 2010 Ramona and Beezus (director of photography)
 2010 When in Rome (director of photography)
 2009 He's Just Not That Into You (director of photography)
 2009 Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (director of photography)
 2009 The Greatest (director of photography)
 2008 Over Her Dead Body (director of photography)
 2008 Mad Money (director of photography)
 2007 The Death and Life of Bobby Z (uncredited)
 2006 10 Tricks
 2006 The Architect
 2005 The Producers (director of photography)
 2005 Must Love Dogs (director of photography)
 2003 How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (director of photography)
 2002 Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (director of photography)
 2001 The Anniversary Party (director of photography)
 2001 Antitrust (director of photography)
 2000 Via Dolorosa
 1999 For Love of the Game (director of photography)
 1999 Forever Mine
 1999 The Out-of-Towners (director of photography)
 1997 As Good as It Gets (director of photography)
 1994 Nobody's Fool
 1993 In the Line of Fire (director of photography)
 1993 Groundhog Day (director of photography)
 1990/I My Blue Heaven (director of photography)
 1988 Vibes (director of photography)
 1987 Tough Guys Don't Dance (uncredited)
 1987 Light of Day (director of photography)
 1986 Crossroads
 1985 Silverado (director of photography)
 1985 Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (director of photography)
 1984 The Pope of Greenwich Village (director of photography)
 1983 The Big Chill (director of photography)
 1982 Cat People
 1980 Ordinary People (director of photography)
 1980 American Gigolo (director of photography)
 1979 Boulevard Nights (director of photography)
 1978 The Mafu Cage
 1975 Legacy
 1974 End of August (director of photography)
 1972 Premonition
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Music video: Director of photography for Cyndi Lauper video "True Colors".

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I think too many cinematographers go into a meeting on a project and spend most of the time talking about technique and style. Talk about script and characters.


Panavision's 70-200mm ATZ (Anamorphic Telephoto Zoom) and 40-80mm AWZ2 (Anamorphic Wide-Angle Zoom) lenses, introduced in 2006, are respectively nicknamed the "long Bailey zoom" and the "short Bailey zoom", because Bailey was among the first cinematographers to ask the company to develop such lenses. See more »

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