Dion Beebe, ASC, ACS was born in Brisbane, Australia, but relocated with his family to Cape Town, South Africa, at the age of five. He first studied film at Pretoria Technikon and later at the Australian Film Television and Radio School. Beebe holds both Australian and South African citizenship. His work has twice been recognized by the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS), which presented him the Award of Distinction for the feature film Praise, and the Golden Tripod for the short film Down Rusty Down. In 1995, he won the Australian Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cinematography for What I Have Written, and has twice been nominated by the Australian Film Institute for his cinematography (Praise, What I Have Written). Beebe took home the Oscar for his work on Memoirs of a Geisha in 2006, and was nominated for Chicago 2003. His credits include Holy Smoke, In The Cut, Collateral, Miami Vice, Rendition, Land of the Lost and the upcoming Nine and The Green Lantern.

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