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Geoffrey Unsworth (1914–1978)

Goeffrey Unsworth was one of the great cinematographers of the 20th Century, the winner of two Oscars, five BAFTA awards, and three awards from the British Society of Cinematographers for his work as a director of photography. Born in 1914 in Lancashire, England, Unsworth started in the industry in 1932 at Gaumont-British before joining Technicolor... See full bio »

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(age 64) in Brittany, France

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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 2006 Superman II (Video)
 2001 Superman: Screen Tests (Video documentary short)
 1980 Superman II
 1979 Tess
 1978 Superman (photographed by)
 1977 A Bridge Too Far (photographed by)
 1976 A Matter of Time (photographed by)
 1975 Lucky Lady (photographed by)
 1975 Royal Flash
 1975 The Return of the Pink Panther (photographed by)
 1974 Murder on the Orient Express (photographed by)
 1974 Zardoz (photographed by)
 1973 Voices (director of photography)
 1973 Don Quixote
 1973 Baxter!
 1972 Columbo (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Dagger of the Mind (1972) ... (director of photography)
 1972 Cabaret (photographed by)
 1970 Three Sisters
 1970 Cromwell
 1969 The Magic Christian (photographed by)
 1969 The Reckoning
 1968 2001: A Space Odyssey (director of photography)
 1965 Othello
 1965 Genghis Khan (director of photography)
 1965 Go Go Mania
 1964 Becket (director of photography)
 1963 Tamahine
 1963 An Evening with the Royal Ballet (Documentary) (segments "La Valse", "Les Corsaire", "Aurora's Wedding")
 1962 The 300 Spartans (director of photography)
 1960 The World of Suzie Wong (director of photography)
 1959 North West Frontier (director of photography)
 1959 Whirlpool
 1958 A Night to Remember (director of photography)
 1957 Hell Drivers (director of photography)
 1956 Jacqueline
 1956 A Town Like Alice (director of photography)
 1955 Passage Home
 1955 Simba
 1954 The Purple Plain (director of photography)
 1954 Land of Fury
 1954 Man with a Million (director of photography)
 1953 The Sword and the Rose (director of photography)
 1952 Penny Princess (director of photography)
 1951 Ivory Hunter
 1950 Trio
 1949 Fools Rush In
 1948 Scott of the Antarctic (director of photography)
 1948 Blanche Fury (exteriors)
 1947 Jassy
 1947 The Smugglers
 1946 Meet the Navy (technicolor photography)
 1943 The People's Land (Documentary short)
 1942 Teeth of Steel (Documentary short)
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Unsworth's last completed film was Superman (1978). Unsworth died suddenly on October 28, 1978, while working simultaneously on the sequel Superman (1978) and on Roman Polanski's Tess (1979). "Superman II" is dedicated to Unsworth at the beginning of the movie, while he won his second Oscar, posthumously, for "Tess". See more »

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