John Bailey, A.S.C. (born August 10, 1942) is an American Cinematographer and Film Director.
Born in Moberly, Missouri, Bailey attended Santa Clara University and Loyola University Chicago. During his junior year he studied German language and culture at the University of Vienna, where he developed an appreciation for the French New Wave. He earned a graduate degree from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts in 1968. He spent eleven years apprenticing as a crew member under the likes of Vilmos Zsigmond and Néstor Almendros, and worked on such films as Two-Lane Blacktop, The Late Show, 3 Women, Winter Kills, and Days of Heaven. He earned his first two credits as a director of photography for Ordinary People and American Gigolo in 1980.
In 1985, Bailey shared the Cannes Film Festival Best Artistic Contribution Award with Eiko Ishioka and Philip Glass for Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters. He was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best… read more