Linus Sandgren
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Linus Sandgren
Linus Sandgren
Born (1972-12-05) 5 December 1972 (age 49)
Spånga, Sweden
Years active2000-present
Organization(s)Swedish Society of Cinematographers
American Society of Cinematographers
Known forStorm, Promised Land, American Hustle, Joy, La La Land, First Man, No Time to Die
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Cinematography
2017, La La Land
BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
2017, La La Land

Linus Sandgren FSF, ASC (born 5 December 1972) is a Swedish cinematographer, known for his collaborations with directors Damien Chazelle, David O. Russell, Gus Van Sant, and the duo of Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein. He is known for his use of unique and unconventional formats,[1] shooting Van Sant's Promised Land in 4-perf Super 35mm 1.3x anamorphic for a 1.85:1 aspect ratio.

For his work on La La Land (2016), which he shot in the classic Cinemascope ratio 2.55:1, he won the Academy Award, BAFTA, Critics Choice among other awards for his cinematography.[2][3][4][5][6] He is additionally the recipient of a Guldbagge Award, Sweden's highest film honor. He is a member of both the American and Swedish Society of Cinematographers.[7] He also shot No Time to Die, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, the 25th James Bond film.[8]


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released


Short films

Year Title Director Notes
2000 Systrar Jesper Dagöö
2002 Disco Kung Fu Måns Mårlind
Björn Stein
Lyckantropen Steve Ericsson
2007 Milah Arne Toonen
2010 The Palace of Light Tim Piper
2011 In Adam Berg


Year Title Other notes
2002 Överallt och ingenstans Television film
Spung 4 episodes
2003 Rätt i rutan 7 episodes
2004 Kommissarie Winter Episode: "Himlen är en plats på jorden - Del 1"
2006 Snapphanar Miniseries; 3 episodes




Critics Awards

2nd Place

In 2020, Sandgren was given the Lumière Award of the Royal Photographic Society.


  1. ^ "How Cinematographer Linus Sandgren Used Format to Change Visual Tone In 'First Man'". No Film School. 2018-10-16. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Moon Walk: First Man". American Cinematographer. January 7, 2019.
  3. ^ "Shot in CinemaScope, La La Land vibrantly romances the olden days of Hollywood". Kodak.
  4. ^ "» Breathless". ICG Magazine. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (December 10, 2016). "How 'La La Land' Director Damien Chazelle, His Team & Lionsgate Faced The Music & Resurrected The Original Hollywood Musical". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "'La La Land': Magical Modern-Day Musical Will Sweep You Off Your Feet". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ "The ASC Welcomes Linus Sandgren as a New Active Member - The American Society of Cinematographers". Retrieved .
  8. ^ Sharf, Zack (2018-12-07). "Bond 25: Cary Fukunaga Recruits Damien Chazelle's Oscar-Winning Cinematographer". IndieWire. Retrieved .

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