French cinematographer Patrick Blossier was nominated for prestigious César Awards in 1988, 2003, and 2007, but in all three cases lost out to another nominee. His first nod came for the drama "Miss Mona". In 2002, he shot the provocative what-if war drama "Amen", about an SS officer during World War II trying to warn the Pope in Rome about the Holocaust. The movie allowed Blossier to collaborate with legendary director Costa-Gavras, who also co-wrote the film. Blossier's third César nomination was awarded for yet another World War II tale, "Days of Glory". This one, fact-based, was about a quartet of North Africans who enlist in the French army to help liberate the country from the Nazis. The Algerian production was nominated that year at the Oscars for Best Foreign Language Feature, but wound up losing to "The Lives of Others". Blossier has worked steadily as a cinematographer since 1980. Around the same time that "Titanic" was released, he filmed the award-winning 1997 drama "The Chambermaid of the Titanic".