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Birth Place: France Profession: director of photography, director

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Assisted Nestor Almendros on three films directed by Eric Rohmer before graduating to director of photography in 1972. Rousselot had already enjoyed fruitful collaborations with directors Diane Kurys and Claude Goretta before landing in the spotlight with Jean-Jacques Beineix's slick, stylish thriller, "Diva" (1982). Heavily dependent on Rousselot's chic visuals, the film won him his first Cesar (the French Oscar) and kicked off a prestigious international career.

Assisted Nestor Almendros on three films directed by Eric Rohmer before graduating to director of photography in 1972. Rousselot had already enjoyed fruitful collaborations with directors Diane Kurys and Claude Goretta before landing in the spotlight with Jean-Jacques Beineix's slick, stylish thriller, "Diva" (1982). Heavily dependent on Rousselot's chic visuals, the film won him his first Cesar (the French Oscar) and kicked off a prestigious international career.

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  Serpent's Kiss, The (1997) Director

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Worked for a time on TV documentaries and short subjects
1969:
First film as assistant camera operator, "My Night at Maud's"
1972:
First film as director of photography, "Repeated Absences"
1985:
Shot first English-language feature, "The Emerald Forest"
1997:
Directed first feature, "Serpent's Kiss"; screened at the Cannes Film Festival
2001:
Shot the Tim Burton-directed adaptation of "Planet of the Apes"
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Ecole de Vaugirard: -

Notes

Rousselot has received Oscar nominations for Best Cinematography for his work on "Hope and Glory" (1987), "Henry and June" (1990) and "A River Runs Through It" (1992). He won for the latter.

"His work has a Renaissance, Vermeer-Rembrandt quality to it. --Robert Redford quoted in The Hollywood Reporter, May 14, 1996.

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