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Michael Ballhaus was born on August 5, 1935 in Berlin, Germany. He is a cinematographer, known for The Departed (2006), Goodfellas (1990) and Gangs of New York (2002). He has been married to Sherry Hormann since October 27, 2011. He was previously married to Helga Ballhaus. See full bio »
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 2013 3096 Days
 2006 The Departed (director of photography)
 2005 Sonntagsluft (director of photography)
 2003 Something's Gotta Give (director of photography)
 2003 Uptown Girls (director of photography)
 2002 Gangs of New York (director of photography)
 2000 The Legend of Bagger Vance (director of photography)
 1998 Primary Colors (director of photography)
 1997 Air Force One
 1996 Kreuz & quer
 1996 Sleepers
 1995 Outbreak
 1994 Quiz Show
 1993 The Age of Innocence (director of photography)
 1992 Dracula (director of photography)
 1990 Postcards from the Edge (director of photography)
 1990 Goodfellas (director of photography)
 1989 The Fabulous Baker Boys (director of photography)
 1988 Working Girl (director of photography)
 1988 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (director of photography)
 1988 The Last Temptation of Christ (director of photography)
 1988 The House on Carroll Street (director of photography)
 1987 Broadcast News (director of photography)
 1986 The Color of Money (director of photography)
 1985 After Hours
 1984 Heartbreakers (director of photography)
 1984 Old Enough
 1984 Das Autogramm
 1984 Reckless
 1983 Baby It's You
 1983 Sheer Madness
 1981 Looping
 1981 Malou
 1981 Lili Marleen (uncredited)
 1978 Despair (director of photography)
 1976 Satan's Brew
 1976 Summer Guests
 1973 The Sinful Bed (as Michael Alexander)
 1972 Tödlicher Poker (director of photography)
 1971 Whity
 1970 We Two
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Cinematographer for 3 Bruce Springsteen videos: "I'm on Fire". See more »

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1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

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Michael Alexander

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Got to know Rainer Werner Fassbinder, with whom he made 15 movies, in the late 1960s. See more »


Cinematographer of many Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Martin Scorsese and 'Mike Nichols' films.

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