Haskell Wexler (1922–2015)

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Two-time Academy Award-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler was adjudged one of the ten most influential cinematographers in movie history, according to an International Cinematographers Guild survey of its membership. He won his Oscars in both black & white and color, for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) (1966) and Bound for Glory (1976) ... See full bio »

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 2016 To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine (TV Movie documentary) (director of photography)
 2015 Neil Young - Haskell Wexler - Teatro Session (Video documentary short)
 2013 Four Days in Chicago (Documentary)
 2013 Medium Cool Revisited (Documentary short)
 2012 Mission 26: The Big Endeavour (Video documentary short)
 2012 Occupy Los Angeles (Documentary)
 2011 Bringing King to China (Documentary)
 2010 Something's Gonna Live (Documentary)
 2008 A Sense of Wonder (Video)
 2007 Big Love (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Rock and a Hard Place (2007) ... (director of photography)
 2006 Who Needs Sleep? (Documentary)
 2005 Bastards of the Party (Documentary)
 2004 Silver City (director of photography)
 2004 Bridge to Havana (Video documentary)
 2001 SOA: Guns and Greed (Documentary short) (co-cinematographer)
 2001 61* (TV Movie)
 2001 Bruce Springsteen: The Complete Video Anthology 1978-2000 (Video documentary) (videos "The River", "Thunder Road")
 2000 Bus Rider's Union (Documentary)
 2000 The Man on Lincoln's Nose (Documentary short)
 1999/I Limbo (director of photography)
 1996 The Rich Man's Wife (director of photography)
 1996 Mexico (Documentary short)
 1992 The Babe
 1989 Blaze
 1989 Bruce Springsteen: Video Anthology 1978-1988 (Video documentary) (videos "The River", "Thunder Road")
 1989 Three Fugitives (director of photography)
 1988 Colors
 1987 Uncle Meat (Video documentary)
 1987 Matewan (director of photography)
 1983 The Man Who Loved Women (director of photography)
 1982 Lookin' to Get Out (director of photography)
 1982 Hail Columbia! (Short documentary)
 1980 Second-Hand Hearts (director of photography)
 1980 No Nukes (Documentary)
 1979 Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang (Documentary)
 1978 War Without Winners (Documentary short)
 1978 Coming Home (director of photography)
 1977 Plymouth Fury (Short)
 1977 STP Oil Treatment (Short)
 1976 Polaroid Glasses (Short)
 1976 Bound for Glory (director of photography)
 1976 Underground (Documentary)
 1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (director of photography)
 1974 Introduction to the Enemy (Documentary)
 1974 The Conversation (director of photography - uncredited)
 1971 Interviews with My Lai Veterans (Documentary short)
 1969 Medium Cool (director of photography)
 1968 The Thomas Crown Affair (director of photography)
 1968/I Faces (uncredited)
 1967 In the Heat of the Night (director of photography)
 1966 One (Short)
 1966 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (director of photography)
 1965 The Loved One
 1965 The Bus (Documentary)
 1964 The Best Man (director of photography)
 1963 Lonnie
 1963 America America (director of photography)
 1961 The Runaway
 1961 Angel Baby
 1960 Studs Lonigan (uncredited)
 1958 T Is for Tumbleweed (Short)
 1958 Stakeout on Dope Street (director of photography - as Mark Jeffrey)
 1955 The Eddy Arnold Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1953 The Living City (Documentary short)
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Alternate Names:

Mark Jeffrey | Haskell P. Wexler

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[asked in 1969 if he could see himself making a film in exile because of his social and political views] I'm proud to say I get regular visits from the FBI, but I'll never become an exile. I think this is a great country. That's precisely why I feel I have an obligation to keep examining the freedoms that are rightfully ours. We all have that obligation--to see that they don't get away from us. See more »


Apprenticed as a camera operator for James Wong Howe. See more »



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