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Douglas Slocombe (1913–2016)


London-born Douglas Slocombe has long been regarded as one of the film industry's premiere cinematographers, but he began his career as a photojournalist for Life magazine and the Paris-Match newspaper before World War II. During the war he became a newsreel cameraman, and at war's end he went to work for Ealing Studios as a camera operator, ... See full bio »

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(age 103) in London, England, UK

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Raiders of the Lost Ark
Raiders of the Lost Ark Cinematographer
(1981)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
(1989)
The Lion in Winter
The Lion in Winter Cinematographer
(1968)

Filmography

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 1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (director of photography)
 1986 Lady Jane
 1985 Water
 1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (director of photography)
 1983 Never Say Never Again (director of photography)
 1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark (director of photography)
 1980 Nijinsky
 1979 The Lady Vanishes (director of photography)
 1978 Caravans
 1977 Julia (director of photography)
 1977 Nasty Habits
 1975 Hedda
 1975 Rollerball (director of photography)
 1975 The Maids
 1975 Love Among the Ruins (TV Movie)
 1974 The Great Gatsby (director of photography)
 1973 Jesus Christ Superstar (director of photography)
 1973 The Return (Short)
 1972 Travels with My Aunt (director of photography)
 1971 Murphy's War (director of photography)
 1969 The Italian Job (director of photography)
 1968 The Lion in Winter (director of photography)
 1968 Boom!
 1967 Robbery
 1967 Fathom (director of photography)
 1966 The Blue Max
 1964 Guns at Batasi (director of photography)
 1963 The Servant (director of photography)
 1962 Freud
 1962 The L-Shaped Room (photographed by)
 1961 The Mark (director of photography)
 1961 Scream of Fear (director of photography)
 1958 Davy (director of photography)
 1957 All at Sea (director of photography)
 1957 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Heaven and Earth (1957)
 1957 Decision Against Time (director of photography)
 1955 Touch and Go (director of photography)
 1954 Lease of Life (director of photography)
 1954 The Love Lottery (director of photography)
 1953 The Titfield Thunderbolt (director of photography)
 1952 Crash of Silence (director of photography)
 1952 His Excellency (director of photography)
 1951 The Man in the White Suit (director of photography)
 1951 The Lavender Hill Mob (director of photography)
 1950 Cage of Gold (director of photography)
 1950 Dance Hall (director of photography)
 1949 A Run for Your Money (director of photography)
 1949 Kind Hearts and Coronets (director of photography)
 1948 Another Shore (director of photography)
 1948 Saraband (director of photography)
 1947 It Always Rains on Sunday (director of photography)
 1947 The Loves of Joanna Godden (director of photography)
 1947 Hue and Cry (director of photography)
 1946 The Captive Heart (director of photography)
 1945 The Girl of the Canal (photography)
 1945 Dead of Night
 1944 For Those in Peril (photography)
 1943 San Demetrio London (uncredited)
 1943 Greek Testament (Documentary)
 1942 Ships with Wings (uncredited)
 1940 Lights Out in Europe (Short documentary) (uncredited)
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[on filming in Danzig in 1939 just before the German invasion of Poland] The Eyemo [movie camera] was heavy and could be noisy. Once I was in an auditorium filming a speech made by [Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels] when suddenly it decided to emit a huge snarling sound. Goebbels froze and hundreds of uniformed Brownshirts turned and glared at me in anger. It was not a comfortable moment.

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He was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2008 Queen's New Years Honors List for his services to the film industry. See more »

Nickname:

Dougie

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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