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Robert Krasker (1913–1981)

A somewhat underrated figure in cinematographic history, Australian-born Robert Krasker handled some of the most memorable films made in Britain after the Second World War. In his youth he attended art classes in Paris and studied photography at the Photohaendler Schule in Dresden. He briefly worked for Paramount in Paris before joining Alexander ... See full bio »


(age 68) in London, England, UK

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

The Third Man Cinematographer
El Cid Cinematographer
Brief Encounter Cinematographer
Romeo and Juliet Cinematographer


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 1980 Cry Wolf (Short)
 1976 Red (Short)
 1966 The Trap (director of photography)
 1965 The Heroes of Telemark (director of photography)
 1965 The Collector (non-studio segments)
 1964 The Fall of the Roman Empire (director of photography)
 1963 The Running Man (photographed by)
 1962 Billy Budd (director of photography)
 1961 El Cid (director of photography)
 1960 Concrete Jungle (director of photography)
 1959 The Sound of Jazz (Short)
 1959 Libel
 1958 Behind the Mask (director of photography)
 1956 Trapeze
 1956 Alexander the Great (director of photography)
 1955 That Lady
 1954 Senso
 1954 Romeo and Juliet (director of photography)
 1953 Malta Story (director of photography)
 1951 Another Man's Poison (director of photography)
 1951 Wonder Boy
 1950 The Angel with the Trumpet (as R. Krasker)
 1949 The Third Man (photographed by)
 1948 Bonnie Prince Charlie (photography)
 1947 Odd Man Out (director of photography)
 1945 Caesar and Cleopatra (photography)
 1945 Brief Encounter (director of photography)
 1944 Henry V (the director of photography)
 1943 The Lamp Still Burns (as Bob Krasker)
 1943 The Saint Meets the Tiger (as Bob Klasker)
 1943 The Gentle Sex (lighting cameraman)
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Alternate Names:

Bob Klasker | Bob Krasker | R. Krasker

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He was proposed by producer Harry Saltzman as director of photography for "Billion Dollar Brain" (1967), but his initial interview with director Ken Russell was disastrous - Russell, perhaps to assert himself over Saltzman, was insulting about Krasker's work on the recent film, "The Trap". Krasker replied that Russell needed a documentary cameraman and turned the film down, never working on a ... See more »

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