John Toll began his career as a filmmaker working on documentary films while attending college in Los Angeles.
He has earned two Best Cinematography Oscars® for his work on Braveheart and Legends of the Fall, also winning the American Society of Cinematographers Award and the BAFTA for Braveheart. He was nominated for a third Oscar® and won the American Society of Cinematographers Award for The Thin Red Line.
Director Carroll Ballard ‘s Wind was his first feature credit as Director of Photography. Other credits would include The Rainmaker with director Francis Coppola, Almost Famous and Vanilla Sky with director Cameron Crowe, Gone Baby Gone for director Ben Affleck, Tropic Thunder with actor/director Ben Stiller, the TV pilot for Breaking Bad with Vince Gilligan, as well as Cloud Atlas, Jupiter Ascending, and Sense8 with the Wachowskis.
Photo Credit: Melinda Sue Gordon