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Jean-Yves Escoffier (1950–2003)

Jean-Yves Escoffier was born on July 12, 1950 in Lyon, France. He is known for his work on The Lovers on the Bridge (1991), 15 Minutes (2001) and Good Will Hunting (1997). He died on April 1, 2003 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Lovers on the Bridge Cinematographer
15 Minutes Cinematographer
Good Will Hunting Cinematographer
The Human Stain Cinematographer


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 2005 The Work of Director Mark Romanek (Video documentary) (segment "Hurt")
 2004 Cinévardaphoto (Documentary) (segment "Ulysse")
 2003 Johnny Cash: Hurt (Video short)
 2003 The Human Stain (director of photography - as Jean Yves Escoffier)
 2003 Polígono Sur (Documentary)
 2002 No claudicar (Documentary short)
 2002 Audioslave: Cochise (Video short)
 2002 Possession
 2001 15 Minutes (as Jean Yves Escoffier)
 2000 Nurse Betty (as Jean Yves Escoffier)
 1999 Madonna: The Video Collection 93:99 (Video) (video "Love Don't Live Here Anymore")
 1999 Agujetas cantaor (Documentary)
 1999 Cradle Will Rock (director of photography - as Jean Yves Escoffier)
 1998 Rounders (director of photography - as Jean Yves Escoffier)
 1997 Good Will Hunting (director of photography - as Jean Yves Escoffier)
 1997 Excess Baggage (director of photography - as Jean Yves Escoffier)
 1997 Gummo
 1995 Jack & Sarah (as Jean Yves Escoffier)
 1994 Witch Hunt (TV Movie) (as Jean Yves Escoffier)
 1993 Dream Lover (director of photography - as Jean Yves Escoffier)
 1993 Charlie and the Doctor (Short)
 1986 Mauvais Sang (as Jean Yves Escoffier)
 1985 Une fille nommée banlieue (Documentary short)
 1983 Coup de feu (Short)
 1983 Ulysse (Documentary short)
 1983 Archipel des amours (segment "Lourdes, l'hiver")
 1982 La fonte de Barlaeus (Short)
 1981 Lourdes l'hiver (Short)
 1977 Le château de sable (Short)
 1973 L'amour c'est du papier (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Cinematographer for Johnny Cash music video "Hurt" (2002).

Alternate Names:

J Y Escoffier | Jean Yves Escoffier | Jean-Yves Excoffier

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A graduate of the Paris' École Louis Lumière, Escoffier was noted for his collaborations with the director Leon Carax. He worked in the U.S. from the early 1990's. In addition to feature films, he also shot numerous TV commercials, music videos and short subjects.

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