Renowned cinematographer Haskell Wexler passes away [ Current Affairs ]

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On 27th December 2015 in California, US the renowned American cinematographer Haskell Wexler passed away at the age of 93. He was become best known for his work in films like “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “American Graffiti” and it was one of the film history’s most influential cinematographers.

About Haskell Wexler

  • Born: February 6, 1922 in Chicago, US.
  • He has become well known for his work on films like Coming Home and In the Heat of the Night.
  • He has also work as director of photography on films including The Best Man and Mulholland Falls.
  • 1969’s Medium Cool has also produced and directed by him.
  • For His documentary work he is also recognized most on the Emmy-winning Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang and Interviews with My Lai Veterans for which he won Academy Award.

Awards and Honours:

  • For films who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf? (1966) and Bound for Glory (1976) he has won Oscar awards.
  • He was also nominated for Oscars for his contributions to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Matewan and Blaze.
  • On the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1996, he was first cinematographer to receive star.

- Published on: December 30, 2015