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Owen Roizman

Ace cinematographer Owen Roizman was born September 22, 1936, in Brooklyn, New York. His father Sol was a cinematographer for Fox Movietone News and his uncle Morrie Roizman was a film editor. Owen studied math and physics at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. He began his career shooting TV commercials, and made his feature debut as a director ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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The French Connection
The French Connection Cinematographer
Tootsie Cinematographer
Network Cinematographer
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The Exorcist Cinematographer


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 2009 Madonna: Celebration - The Video Collection (Video) (video "Crazy For You")
 1995 French Kiss
 1994 Wyatt Earp
 1991 Grand Canyon
 1991 The Addams Family (director of photography)
 1990/I Havana
 1990 I Love You to Death (director of photography)
 1985 Madonna: Gambler (Video short)
 1985 Madonna: Crazy for You (Video short)
 1985 Vision Quest
 1982 Tootsie (director of photography)
 1981/I Taps
 1979 The Electric Horseman (director of photography)
 1978 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (director of photography)
 1978 Straight Time
 1976 Network (director of photography)
 1976 Independence (Short)
 1975 The Stepford Wives (director of photography)
 1974 The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (director of photography)
 1973 The Exorcist (director of photography)
 1972 Liza with a Z (TV Special)
 1972 Play It Again, Sam (director of photography)
 1971 The French Connection (director of photography)
 1970 Stop
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[on lighting problems]: Glasses - I hate 'em! They're a nightmare. Every time they ask me if somebody should wear glasses, I say, "No! Get 'em off!" See more »


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