Former staff photographer for Look Magazine.
4 Biographical Movies |
38 Print Biographies |
4 Portrayals |
6 Interviews |
57 Articles |
2 Pictorials |
2 Magazine Cover Photos |
5' 6½" (1.69 m)
Did You Know?
[Why he shoots so many takes] Because actors don't know their lines.
In addition to The Seafarers
(1953) (shot for the Seafarers International Union), he may have directed another commissioned project in the early fifties, "World Assembly of Youth," for the United Nations, documenting a UN-sponsored gathering in New York City of young people from throughout the world. No copy of the film has been found and it has never been conclusively proven that it even existed...
One of his signature shots was "The Glare" - a character's emotional meltdown is depicted by a close-up shot of the actor with his head tilted slightly down, but with his eyes looking up - usually directly into the camera. Examples are the opening shot of Alex in A Clockwork Orange
(1971), Jack slowly losing his mind in The Shining
(1980), Pvt. Pyle going mad in Full Metal Jacket
(1987) and Tom