Dion Beebe
Born18 May 1968 (1968-05-18) (age 55)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
NationalityAustralian
OccupationCinematographer
Years active1992–present

Dion Beebe A.C.S. A.S.C. (/ˈdɒn ˈbbi/ DEE-on BEE-bee;[1] born 18 May 1968) is an Australian–South African cinematographer. Originally from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, his family moved to Cape Town, South Africa, in 1972. Dion studied cinematography at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School from 1987 to 1989.[citation needed] Beebe was nominated for an Academy Award and a BAFTA for his work on Rob Marshall's Chicago, and won the 2006 Academy Award for his work on the director's later Memoirs of a Geisha. He is known for his use of stylized, highly saturated colour palettes and for his experimental use of high-speed digital video on Michael Mann's Collateral (for which he won a BAFTA for Best Cinematography) and Miami Vice. He is also a member of the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) and the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC). Dion was inducted into the ACS' Hall of Fame at the National Awards on 16 May 2020.

Filmography

Year Title Director Notes
1992 Crush Alison Maclean
1995 Vacant Possession Margot Nash
1996 What I Have Written John Hughes
Floating Life Clara Law
1998 Memory & Desire Niki Caro
My Own Country Mira Nair
Praise John Curran
1999 Holy Smoke! Jane Campion
2000 Forever Lulu John Kaye
The Goddess of 1967 Clara Law
2001 Charlotte Gray Gillian Armstrong
2002 Chicago Rob Marshall 1st collaboration with Marshall
Equilibrium Kurt Wimmer
2003 In the Cut Jane Campion
2004 Collateral Michael Mann Co-cinematographer with Paul Cameron
2005 Memoirs of a Geisha Rob Marshall
2006 Miami Vice Michael Mann
2007 Rendition Gavin Hood
2009 Land of the Lost Brad Silberling
Nine Rob Marshall
2011 Green Lantern Martin Campbell
2013 Gangster Squad Ruben Fleischer
2014 Edge of Tomorrow Doug Liman
Into the Woods Rob Marshall
2016 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Michael Bay
2017 The Snowman Tomas Alfredson
2018 Mary Poppins Returns Rob Marshall
2019 I Am Woman Unjoo Moon
Gemini Man Ang Lee
2023 The Little Mermaid Rob Marshall
2025 Michael Antoine Fuqua

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2002 Academy Awards Best Cinematography Chicago Nominated
BAFTA Awards Best Cinematography Nominated
2004 Collateral Won
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Cinematography Won
American Society of Cinematographers Awards Outstanding Cinematography Nominated
National Society of Film Critics Awards Best Cinematography Nominated
Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Cinematography Nominated
2005 Academy Awards Best Cinematography Memoirs of a Geisha Won
BAFTA Awards Best Cinematography Won
American Society of Cinematographers Awards Outstanding Cinematography Won
Satellite Awards Best Cinematography Nominated
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Awards Best Cinematography Nominated
2009 Satellite Awards Best Cinematography Nine Won
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Awards Best Cinematography Won
American Society of Cinematographers Awards Outstanding Cinematography Nominated
Critics' Choice Movie Awards Best Cinematography Nominated
Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Cinematography Nominated

References

  1. ^ "Dion Beebe: Meet the Filmmaker by Events at the Apple Store on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts. 20 June 2012.