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Néstor Almendros (1930–1992)

One of the highest appraised contemporary cinematographers. He was born in Spain but moved to Cuba by age 18 to join his exiled anti-Franco father. In Havana, he founded a cineclub and wrote film reviews. Then, he went on to study in Rome at the Centro Sperimentale. He directed six shorts in Cuba and two in New York. After the 1959 Cuban ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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 1990 Made in Milan (Short documentary)
 1989 New York Stories (segment "Life Lessons")
 1988 Imagine: John Lennon (Documentary)
 1987 Nadine (director of photography - as Nestor Almendros)
 1986 Heartburn
 1983 L'Assemblea de Catalunya (Documentary short)
 1982 Sophie's Choice (director of photography - as Nestor Almendros)
 1980 The Last Metro (as Nestor Almendros)
 1979 Kramer vs. Kramer (director of photography - as Nestor Almendros)
 1978 Koko, a Talking Gorilla (Documentary)
 1978 Perceval
 1978 Goin' South (as Nestor Almendros)
 1978 Days of Heaven (as Nestor Almendros)
 1977 Beaubourg (Documentary)
 1977 Madame Rosa (as Nestor Almendros)
 1977 The Man Who Loved Women (as Nestor Almendros)
 1976 The Gentleman Tramp (Documentary)
 1975 The Story of Adele H (as Nestor Almendros)
 1975 Maîtresse (as Nestor Almendros)
 1974 Cockfighter
 1974 General Idi Amin Dada (Documentary)
 1974 The Mouth Agape (as Nestor Almendros)
 1973 A Rare Bird
 1971 Le cochon aux patates douces (Documentary short)
 1971 Maquillages (Documentary short)
 1971 Sing Sing (Documentary short)
 1971 Anne and Muriel (as Nestor Almendros)
 1970 Claire's Knee
 1970 Bed & Board (as Nestor Almendros)
 1970 La brigade des maléfices (TV Series) (1 episode)
- La créature (1970)
 1970 Paddy (uncredited)
 1970 The Wild Child (as Nestor Almendros)
 1969 The Gun Runner (director of photography - as John Nestor)
 1969 More
 1967 Fermière à Montfaucon (TV Short documentary)
 1967 The Collector
 1966 Une étudiante d'aujourd'hui (Documentary short)
 1965 Six in Paris (segments "Saint Germain-des-Prés", "Place de l'Etoile")
 1964 Nadja in Paris (Short) (as Nestor Almendros)
 1960 Gente en la playa (Documentary short)
 1950 Una confusión cotidiana (Short)
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Alternate Names:

Nestor Almendros | John Nestor

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Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1985. See more »


Cinematographer of many films by François Truffaut (9 features), Eric Rohmer (7 features), Robert Benton (5 features) and Barbet Schroeder (3 features & 2 docs).

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