László Kovács (I) (1933–2007)


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László Kovács was born on May 14, 1933 in Cece, Hungary. He is known for his work on Easy Rider (1969), Five Easy Pieces (1970), Ghostbusters (1984) and Copycat (1995). He won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the ASC in 2002. He was married to Audrey. He died on July 22, 2007 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Easy Rider Cinematographer
(1969)
Five Easy Pieces Cinematographer
(1970)
Ghostbusters Cinematographer
(1984)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind Camera and Electrical Department
(1977)

Filmography

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 2007 Torn from the Flag: A Film by Klaudia Kovacs (Documentary) (director of photography)
 2002 Two Weeks Notice (director of photography - as Laszlo Kovacs)
 2000 Miss Congeniality (director of photography - as Laszlo Kovacs)
 2000 Return to Me (director of photography - as Laszlo Kovacs)
 2000 Ljuset håller mig sällskap (Documentary) (as Lazlo Kovacs)
 1998 Jack Frost (director of photography - as Laszlo Kovacs)
 1997 My Best Friend's Wedding (director of photography - as Laszlo Kovacs)
 1996 Multiplicity
 1995 Copycat (director of photography)
 1995 Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (director of photography)
 1994 The Scout (as Laszlo Kovacs)
 1994 The Next Karate Kid (director of photography - as Laszlo Kovacs)
 1994 Cyndi Lauper: 12 Deadly Cyns... and Then Some (Video documentary) (video "I'm Gonna Be Strong")
 1992 Deception
 1992 Radio Flyer (director of photography - as Laszlo Kovacs)
 1991 Shattered (director of photography - as Laszlo Kovacs)
 1989 Say Anything (as Laszlo Kovacs)
 1988 Little Nikita (director of photography - as Laszlo Kovacs)
 1986 Legal Eagles (director of photography - as Laszlo Kovacs)
 1985 Mask (director of photography - as Laszlo Kovacs)
 1984 Ghostbusters (director of photography - as Laszlo Kovacs)
 1984 Crackers
 1983 Bryan Adams: This Time (Video short)
 1982 The Toy (director of photography - as Laszlo Kovacs)
 1982 Frances (director of photography)
 1981 The Legend of the Lone Ranger (as Laszlo Kovacs)
 1981 The Jacksons: Can You Feel It (Video short) (as Laszlo Kovacs)
 1980 Inside Moves (director of photography - as Laszlo Kovacs)
 1980 Making Xanadu: The Musical Fantasy Movie (TV Movie documentary)
 1980 Heart Beat
 1979 Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (director of photography - as Laszlo Kovacs)
 1979 The Runner Stumbles (director of photography - as Laszlo Kovacs)
 1978 Mummenschanz (Short)
 1978 F.I.S.T.
 1977 New York, New York (director of photography - as Laszlo Kovacs)
 1976 Nickelodeon
 1976 Harry and Walter Go to New York (director of photography - as Laszlo Kovacs)
 1976 Baby Blue Marine (director of photography - as Laszlo Kovacs)
 1976 Family (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Pilot: The Best Years (1976) ... (director of photography - as Laszlo Kovacs)
 1975 At Long Last Love (director of photography - as Laszlo Kovacs)
 1975 Shampoo (director of photography - as Laszlo Kovacs)
 1974 Freebie and the Bean (director of photography - as Laszlo Kovacs)
 1974 For Pete's Sake (director of photography)
 1974 Huckleberry Finn (director of photography - as Laszlo Kovacs)
 1973 Paper Moon (director of photography - as Laszlo Kovacs)
 1973 Slither
 1973 Steelyard Blues (as Laszlo Kovacs)
 1972 A Reflection of Fear (director of photography - as Laszlo Kovacs)
 1972 The King of Marvin Gardens (director of photography - as Laszlo Kovacs)
 1972 What's Up, Doc? (director of photography - as Laszlo Kovacs)
 1972 Pocket Money (director of photography - as Laszlo Kovacs)
 1971 Directed by John Ford (Documentary)
 1971 The Last Movie (director of photography - as Laszlo Kovacs)
 1970 Five Easy Pieces (director of photography - as Laszlo Kovacs)
 1970 The Rebel Rousers (director of photography - as Leslie Kouvacs)
 1970 Hell's Bloody Devils (director of photography - as Leslie Kovacs)
 1969 A Day with the Boys (Short)
 1969 Los Angeles: Where It's at (TV Movie documentary) (as Leslie Kovacs)
 1969 Making of the President 1968 (TV Movie documentary)
 1969 That Cold Day in the Park (director of photography - as Laszlo Kovacs)
 1969 Blood of Dracula's Castle (director of photography - as Leslie Kovacs)
 1969 Easy Rider (director of photography - as Laszlo Kovacs)
 1968 Targets (director of photography - as Laszlo Kovacs)
 1968 Lila (as Leslie Kovacks, photography)
 1968 Psych-Out (director of photography - as Laszlo Kovacs)
 1967 Mondo Mod (Documentary) (as Leslie Kovacks)
 1967 Hells Angels on Wheels (director of photography - as Leslie Kovacs)
 1966 Single Room Furnished (director of photography - as Leslie Kovacs)
 1966 A Smell of Honey, a Swallow of Brine (as Art Radford, photography)
 1966 The Notorious Daughter of Fanny Hill (as Art Radford, photography)
 1965 National Geographic Specials (TV Series documentary)
 1965 Time-Life Specials: The March of Time (TV Series documentary)
 1965 The Wonderful World of Girls (as Art Radford, photography)
 1964 Kiss Me Quick! (as Lester Kovacs)
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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Interview | 8 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Leslie Kouvacs | Leslie Kovacks | Laszlo Kovacs | Lazlo Kovacs | Leslie Kovacs | Lester Kovacs | Laszlo Kovaks | Art Radford

Spouse:

Audrey  (his death)  (2 children)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

Dennis Hopper asked him to shoot Easy Rider (1969). At first Kovacs turned it down, but Hopper was persistent. It was filmed entirely on location, during a 12-week trip from Los Angeles to New Orleans. Later Kovacs said that they knew the film was special, but didn't realize it would win awards and become an influential, iconic movie. See more »

Nickname:

Leslie Kovacs

Star Sign:

Taurus

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