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Chas Gerretsen

Born in The Netherlands, he immigrated to the USA in 1963. After working as a freelance photojournalist and cameraman 1968 - 1972 in Vietnam, Camodia and Laos. South America (1973 - 1975). In 1975 he returned to the US and started working in Hollywood. The first big budget feature he worked on as a "Special Photographer" was A Star is Born, the ... See full bio »
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 1984 Romancing the Stone (special photographer)
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The character of the American photojournalist in "Apocalypse Now" was first suggested by Chas Gerretsen during a lunch with Francis Ford Coppola, regarding the scene where an American TV correspondent (played by Francis Ford Coppola) yells at some passing soldiers, "don't look at the camera," that if Francis wanted to portray the manic side of the press, he should use a photojournalist because,"... See more »

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