Stephen Goldblatt


Stephen Goldblatt, ASC, BSC, is a cinematographer who started his career as a still photographer. After three years at London's Royal College of Art, he began his career as a cameraman for documentaries and commercials and made the transition to feature films in the 1980s. He has worked with many directors including Tony Scott, Francis Coppola, Richard Donner, and Alan Pakula. Coppola's Directors Cut and restoration of The COTTON CLUB ENCORE was released in 2019. Goldblatt reunited with Coppola and worked on the digital restoration of his cinematography from 1982 at Technicolor Hollywood. He has earned two Academy Award nominations, one for Barbra Streisand's THE PRINCE OF TIDES (1991) and the other for Joel Schumacher's BATMAN FOREVER (1995). He has been nominated for three Emmys: Mike Nichols' ANGELS IN AMERICA, Frank Pierson's CONSPIRACY, and John Frankenheimer's PATH TO WAR. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the CamerImage Cinematographer's Film Festival in Lodz Poland in 2007. Several additional credits as a director of photography include OUR SOULS AT NIGHT (2017), GET ON UP (2014), THE HELP (2011), JULIE & JULIA (2009), CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR (2007) and CLOSER (2004). In March 2019, he presented a screening of Tony Scott's THE HUNGER at the Cinémathèque Française in Paris to celebrate the Centenary of the American Society of Cinematographers, of which he is a proud member. Goldblatt recently completed principal photography on John Patrick Shanley's new film WILD MOUNTAIN THYME adapted from his own play OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, starring Emily Blunt, Jamie Dornan, Christopher Walken, and Jon Hamm. Goldblatt moved from Berkeley, California to San Miguel de Allende in Central Mexico four and a half years ago and is busy working in his studio and traveling with his wife. He has been photographing in Oaxaca, Beirut, and Tripoli (Lebanon), and is presently engaged during the Covid-19 lockdown on a new project in his hometown. (Source 2020 Sundance Labs)