It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of legendary cinematographer John Bailey, ASC. During his decades-long career, John worked on over 70 films, including In the Line of Fire, Groundhog Day, Antitrust, and The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, which he also directed, (and for which our own James Mathers performed additional cinematography duties.) His cinematography résumé also included Ordinary People, As Good As It Gets, That Championship Season, The Big Chill, Silverado, The Accidental Tourist, Wyatt Earp, Without a Trace, Brighton Beach Memoirs, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, The Producers and The Way Way Back.
John served as the president of the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts, and Sciences from 2017 to 2019, and received a lifetime achievement award from the ASC in 2015. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Oscar-nominated film editor Carol Littleton (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial). He was 81.