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Rudolph Maté (1898–1964)

One of the most respected cinematographers in the industry, Polish-born Rudolph Mate entered the film business after his graduation from the University of Budapest. He worked in Hungary as an assistant cameraman for Alexander Korda and later worked throughout Europe with noted cameraman Karl Freund. Mate was hired to shoot some second-unit footage... See full bio »

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Nominated for 5 Oscars. See more awards »

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The Passion of Joan of Arc
The Passion of Joan of Arc Cinematographer
Gilda Cinematographer
To Be or Not to Be
To Be or Not to Be Cinematographer
Foreign Correspondent
Foreign Correspondent Cinematographer


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 1947 The Lady from Shanghai (uncredited)
 1947 It Had to Be You (director of photography)
 1947 Down to Earth (director of photography)
 1946 Gilda (director of photography)
 1945 Over 21
 1945 Tonight and Every Night (director of photography)
 1944 Cover Girl (director of photography)
 1943/I Sahara (director of photography)
 1942 The Pride of the Yankees (photography)
 1942 To Be or Not to Be (photographed by)
 1941 It Started with Eve (director of photography)
 1941 The Flame of New Orleans (director of photography)
 1941 That Hamilton Woman (photographed by)
 1940 Seven Sinners (director of photography - as Rudolph Mate)
 1940 Foreign Correspondent (director of photography)
 1940 My Favorite Wife (director of photography)
 1939 Love Affair (photographed by)
 1938 Trade Winds (as Rudolph Mate)
 1938 Blockade (director of photography)
 1938 The Adventures of Marco Polo (photography)
 1937 Stella Dallas (photography)
 1937 Outcast
 1936 Come and Get It (as Rudolph Mate, photographed by)
 1936 Dodsworth (photography)
 1936 Our Relations (photography)
 1936 Charlie Chan's Secret (as Rudolph Mate, photography)
 1935 Metropolitan (photography)
 1935 Navy Wife
 1934 Liliom
 1933 Les aventures du roi Pausole (as Rudolf Maté)
 1933/I Paprika
 1932 Insult
 1932 Vampyr
 1932 La vagabonde
 1930 Prix de beauté (Miss Europe) (as R. Maté)
 1929 Le manque de mémoire (Short)
 1928 Der Lohn der guten Tat (Short) (as Rudolf Mayer)
 1928 Die Bauernprinzessin (as Rudolf Mayer)
 1928 Franz Schubert und seine Zeit (as Rudolf Mayer)
 1927 Infantrist Wamperls dreijähriges Pech (as Rudolf Mayer)
 1924 Michael (photographed by)
 1923 Dunkle Gassen
 1922 Eine mystische Straßenreklame (as Rudolf Mayer)
 1922 Parema - Das Wesen aus der Sternenwelt (as Rudolf Mayer)
 1921 Der geistliche Tod (Short) (as Rudolf Mayer)
 1921 Lucifer (as Rudolf Mayer)
 1920 Das Gänsemädchen (Short) (as Rudolf Mayer)
 1919 Kutató Sámuel (as Rudolf Mayer)
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Rudolph Mate | R. Maté | Rudolf Maté | Rudy Maté | Rudolf Mayer

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Maté never won an Oscar, but he holds a record among cinematographers for the most consecutive nominations - five. He was up for "Foreign Correspondent" (1940), "That Hamilton Woman" (1941), "The Pride of the Yankees" (1942), "Sahara" (1943), and "Cover Girl" (1944).



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