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Michael Ballhaus

Michael Ballhaus
  • Career: Director
  • Top celebrities: 7040
  • BirthDate: 1935, 05 of August , Berlin, Germany
  • Spouse: Sherry Horman (October 2011 - present), Helga Ballhaus (23 August 1958 - 28 September 2006) (her death) 2 children
  • Zodiac sign: Leo
  • Facts of life

    Michael Ballhaus: Cinematography Redefined!

    Michael Ballhaus, is a cinematographer who has brought before us some remarkable films like Goodfellas, Baby It’s You and After Hours, all of which bear testimony to the fact that Ballhaus is a talented man.

    Most of us would associate him with films like The Age of innocence and the Departed, films that have gained recognition worldwide. What is it that sets these movies apart from the rest? Well, the rest don’t have Ballhaus to bejewel them with his outstanding cinematography.

    While it may come as a surprise to you, but it is a matter of fact that Ballhaus was a top contender for winning the Oscar for three of his films but never quite made it. However, this never deterred the man and he continued to woo the audiences with his excellent work.

    Such was his repute that some top directors like Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola chose Michael Ballhaus over others to do cinematography for their films.

  • Awards: Nominated Oscar - 2003 for "Best Cinematography for:Gangs of New York (2002)."
    Nominated Oscar - 1990 for "Best Cinematography for:The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)."
    Nominated Oscar - 1988 for "Best Cinematography for:Broadcast News (1987)."
    Won International Award - 2007 for ""
    Nominated ASC Award - 2003 for "Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases for:Gangs of New York (2002)."
    Nominated BAFTA Film Award - 2003 for "Best Cinematography for:Gangs of New York (2002)."
    Nominated BAFTA Film Award - 1994 for "Best Cinematography for:Zeit der Unschuld (1993)."
    Nominated BAFTA Film Award - 1991 for "Best Cinematography for:Goodfellas (1990)."
    Won Honorary Bambi - 2009 for ""Germans in Hollywood"."
    Won Honorary Award - 2008 for ""
    Won Berlinale Camera - 2006 for ""
    Won BSFC Award - 1990 for "Best Cinematography for:The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)."
    Nominated Best Cinematography Award - 1990 for "for:Goodfellas (1990)."
    Won Golden Camera 300 for Lifetime Achievement - 2006 for ""
    Nominated Golden Frog - 1993 for "for:Zeit der Unschuld (1993)."
    Nominated CFCA Award - 2006 for "Best Cinematography for:Departed - Unter Feinden (2006)."
    Nominated CFCA Award - 2003 for "Best Cinematography for:Gangs of New York (2002)."
    Won CFCA Award - 1993 for "Best Cinematography for:Bram Stokers Dracula (1992)."
    Won Outstanding European Achievement in World Cinema - 2007 for ""
    Won Honorary Award - 1996 for ""
    Won Honorary Award - 2012 for "For his lifetime achievements as an outstanding cinematographer."
    Won Film Award in Gold - 1978 for "Outstanding Individual Achievement: Cinematography for:Despair (1978)."
    Won Film Award in Gold - 1973 for "Outstanding Individual Achievement: Cinematography for:Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant (1972)."
    Won Golden Screen - Special Achievement - 2000 for "For his outstanding artistic lifetime achievements in the field of cinematography."
    Nominated Independent Spirit Award - 1986 for "Best Cinematography for:After Hours (1985)."
    Won LAFCA Award - 1990 for "Best Cinematography for:Goodfellas (1990)."
    Won LAFCA Award - 1989 for "Best Cinematography for:The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)."
    Won NSFC Award - 1990 for "Best Cinematography for:The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)."
    3rd place NSFC Award - 1986 for "Best Cinematography for:After Hours (1985)."
    2nd place NYFCC Award - 2002 for "Best Cinematographer for:Gangs of New York (2002)."
    2nd place NYFCC Award - 1993 for "Best Cinematographer for:Zeit der Unschuld (1993)."
    Nominated OFCS Award - 2003 for "Best Cinematography for:Gangs of New York (2002)."
    Nominated Golden Satellite Award - 2003 for "Best Cinematography for:Gangs of New York (2002)."
    Nominated Golden Satellite Award - 2001 for "Best Cinematography for:Die Legende von Bagger Vance (2000)."
    2nd place Seattle Film Critics Award - 2002 for "Best Cinematography for:Gangs of New York (2002)."
    Won Golden Goblet - 2001 for "Best Technology for:Die Legende von Bagger Vance (2000)."
  • Position in top best awards winner: 384
  • Films with Michael Ballhaus: Sinatra - ????
    3096 - 2013
    Purple Sunrise - 2009
    The Departed - 2006
    Sonntagsluft - 2005
    Something's Gotta Give - 2003
    Uptown Girls - 2003
    Gangs of New York - 2002
    Gone Underground - 2001
    The Legend of Bagger Vance - 2000
    What Planet Are You From? - 2000
    Wild Wild West - 1999
    Primary Colors - 1998
    Air Force One - 1997
    Sleepers - 1996
    Kreuz & quer - 1996
    Outbreak - 1995
    Quiz Show - 1994
    I'll Do Anything - 1994
    The Age of Innocence - 1993
    Dracula - 1992
    The Mambo Kings - 1992
    What About Bob? - 1991
    Guilty by Suspicion - 1991
    Postcards from the Edge - 1990
    Goodfellas - 1990
    The Fabulous Baker Boys - 1989
    Working Girl - 1988
    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - 1988
    The Last Temptation of Christ - 1988
    The House on Carroll Street - 1988
    Baja Oklahoma - 1988
    Broadcast News - 1987
    The Glass Menagerie - 1987
    The Color of Money - 1986
    Under the Cherry Moon - 1986
    Landscape with Waitress - 1986
    Death of a Salesman - 1985
    After Hours - 1985
    Heartbreakers - 1984
    Old Enough - 1984
    Das Autogramm - 1984
    Reckless - 1984
    Ediths Tagebuch - 1983
    Baby It's You - 1983
    Sheer Madness - 1983
    Dear Mr. Wonderful - 1982
    Der Auslöser - 1982
    Der Zauberberg - 1982
    Looping - Der lange Traum vom kurzen Glück - 1981
    Heute spielen wir den Boß - 1981
    Oye Raimundo, adónde vas? - 1981
    Malou - 1981
    Lili Marleen - 1981
    Big and Little - 1980
    Also es war so... - 1980
    La insurrección - 1980
    Trilogie des Wiedersehens - 1979
    The First Polka - 1979
    Bourbon Street Blues - 1979
    The Marriage of Maria Braun - 1979
    Alpensaga - 1979
    Venedig - Die Insel der Glückseligen am Rande des Untergangs - 1978
    Der Gehilfe - 1978
    Despair - 1978
    Germany in Autumn - 1978
    The Stationmaster's Wife - 1977
    Ein Haus für uns - Jugenderholungsheim - 1977
    Women in New York - 1977
    Nur zum Spaß, nur zum Spiel - 1977
    Curd Jürgens - 1977
    Auf dem Chimborazo - 1977
    Adolf and Marlene - 1977
    Chinese Roulette - 1976
    Satan's Brew - 1976
    Sonntag - 1976
    Dorothea Merz - 1976
    I Only Want You to Love Me - 1976
    Chetan, Indian Boy - 1976
    Summer Guests - 1976
    Das Amulett des Todes - 1975
    Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven - 1975
    Fox and His Friends - 1975
    Rosenmontag - 1974
    Made in Germany und USA - 1974
    Martha - 1974/I
    Unter einem Dach - 1974
    Tatort - 1973
    The Sinful Bed - 1973
    World on a Wire - 1973
    Ich bin ein Bürger der DDR - 1973
    Adele Spitzeder - 1972
    The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant - 1972
    Der Held - 1972
    Der Marquis von Keith - 1972
    Tödlicher Poker - 1972
    Sand - 1971
    Beware of a Holy Whore - 1971
    Whity - 1971
    Die Verabredung mit der Wirklichkeit - 1971
    We Two - 1970
    Der Kidnapper - 1969
    Deine Zärtlichkeiten - 1969
    Several Times Daily - 1969
    Gold für Montevasall - 1968
    Ganze Tage in den Bäumen - 1968
    Ein Haus aus lauter Liebe - 1966
    Abschied - 1966
    Große Liebe - 1966
    Das Martyrium des Peter O'Hey - 1964
    Traumland der Sehnsucht - 1961
    Die Kassette - 1961
    Die Nachbarskinder - 1960
    Max Raabe & Palast Orchester: Heute Nacht oder nie - 2009
    In Berlin - 2009
    Fassbinder produziert: Film Nr. 8 - 1971
    Die verlorene Zeit - 2011
    Last Night - 2004/III
    The Thirteenth Floor - 1999
    Soundman - 1998
    Spiel der Verlierer - 1978
    Stranded - 2004/II
    Der trojanische Sessel - 1971
    Fassbinders Welt am Draht - Blick voraus ins Heute - 2010
    Ayla - 2010
    Getting Made: The Making of 'GoodFellas' - 2004
    Filming for Your Life: Making 'After Hours' - 2004
    Visions of Light - 1992
    The Man Inside - 1990
    Side by Side - 2012
    The Cinema and its Double - Rainer Werner Fassbinder's 'Despair' Revisited - 2011
    Von der Liebe und den Zwängen: Mutmaßungen über Fassbinders 'Ich will doch nur, daß ihr mich liebt' - 2010
    Lola - Der Deutsche Filmpreis 2010 - 2010
    Michael Ballhaus - Eine Reise durch mein Leben - 2008
    NDR Talk Show - 2008
    Ceremonia de clausura - 56º festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián - 2008
    Ceremonia de inauguración - 56º festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián - 2008
    Auge in Auge - Eine deutsche Filmgeschichte - 2008
    Nachtlinie - 2007
    The 2007 European Film Awards - 2007
    Cinematographer Style - 2006
    Wer ist Helene Schwarz? - 2005
    Fassbinder in Hollywood - 2002
    Starbuck Holger Meins - 2002
    Michael Ballhaus - Begegnung mit dem Auge Hollywoods - 2001
    Fassbinder's Women - 2000
    Willemsens Woche - 1997
    Ich will nicht nur, daß ihr mich liebt - Der Filmemacher Rainer Werner Fassbinder - 1993
    Blood Lines: Dracula - The Man. The Myth. The Movies. - 1992
    Das fliegende Auge - 1991
    American Masters - 1985-1990
    Wunderbare Visionen auf dem Weg zur Hölle - Das Kino und die Kämpfe des Martin Scorsese - 1989
    Filmarbeit mit Douglas Sirk - 1987
    100 Tage auf dem 'Zauberberg' - Bericht über die Verfilmung des Romans von Thomas Mann - 1981
    Ausverkauft! - 1999
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