Tom Stern, ASC, AFC earned Oscar, BAFTA Award and Camera Image Gold Frog nominations for Best Cinematography for his work on Clint Eastwood’s drama “Changeling.” Stern, who has enjoyed a long association with Eastwood, more recently lensed Eastwood’s critically acclaimed, box office hit “American Sniper.” He also served as the cinematographer on Eastwood’s “Jersey Boys,” “J. Edgar,” “Hereafter,” “Invictus,” “Gran Torino,” “Flags of Our Fathers,” “Letters from Iwo Jima,” Blood Work,” and the Oscar-winning dramas “Million Dollar Baby” and “Mystic River.”
Stern was the cinematographer on “Broken Horses,” directed Vidhu Vinod Chopra, in U.S. theaters, April 10, 2015. His collaborations with other directors include “Sleepless Night” (Frédéric Jardin), the worldwide blockbuster “The Hunger Games” (Gary Ross), “Trouble with the Curve” (Rob Lorenz) and “Things We Lost in the Fire” (Susanne Bier).
A 40-year industry veteran, Stern has collaborated with Eastwood for more than three decades, first as a gaffer and then as the chief lighting technician for the director’s Malpaso Productions. In that capacity, he worked on a wide range of films, including “The Rookie” and “Unforgiven,” with Eastwood, “Class Action,” with Michael Apted and “Road to Perdition” and the Oscar®-winning “American Beauty.” with Sam Mendes.