Denis Lenoir AFC, ASC, ASK
After dropping out of medical school for having spent too much time at the Cinémathèque Française, Denis Lenoir decided to make a profession out of his passion and joined École Vaugirard in Paris, France, where he also studied Art History at École du Louvre. After film school, he became a camera assistant with French cinematographers Bernard Lutic and Ricardo Aronovich. Not very good at this craft, Lenoir decided at age 27 to become a lighting cameraman. His credits include more than 45 feature films, as well as TV pilots and films for TV, commercials and music videos.
Lenoir has been granted with an ASC Award for the miniseries Uprising in 2001 and the Camerimage Film Festival Award “Bronze Frog” for Demonlover in 2002. In 2013 he received the AFC Caméflex at the Amiens Film Festival, including a screening of nine films from his career. A co-founder of the Association Française des Directeurs de la Photographie Cinématographique, the AFC, he has also been a member of the American Society of Cinematographers, the ASC, since 2001. In 2006 he was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
A recognized still photographer and the author of a book on film director John Cassavetes, Lenoir is an officer in the Ordre National du Mérite. His recent credits include the music video DNA for artist Kendrick Lamar and features Carlos and Wasp Network by Olivier Assayas, Still Alice (staring Julianne Moore, 2015 Oscar for Best Actress) by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland and Things to Come and Bergman Island by Mia Hansen-Løve.
Amiens International Film Festival
Golden Unicorn for Career Achievement
International Cinephile Society Awards
Best Cinematography CARLOS (2010) Shared with: Yorick Le Saux
Winner Bronze Frog
Primetime Emmy Awards
Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or a Movie UPRISING (2001) For part II.
American Society of Cinematographers, USA
Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Movies of the Week/Pilot (Network) UPRISING (2001)