Owen Roizman

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Ace cinematographer Owen Roizman was born September 22, 1936, in Brooklyn, New York. His father Sol was a cinematographer for Fox Movietone News and his uncle Morrie Roizman was a film editor. Owen studied math and physics at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. He began his career shooting TV commercials, and made his feature debut as a director ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

The French Connection Cinematographer
Tootsie Cinematographer
The Exorcist Cinematographer
Network Cinematographer


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 2020 Cine Chalom (TV Mini Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
 2009 Madonna: Celebration - The Video Collection (Video) (video "Crazy For You")
 1995 French Kiss (director of photography)
 1994 Wyatt Earp (director of photography)
 1991 Grand Canyon (director of photography)
 1991 The Addams Family (director of photography)
 1990/I Havana (director of photography)
 1990 I Love You to Death (director of photography)
 1985 Madonna: Gambler (Music Video)
 1985 Madonna: Crazy for You (Music Video)
 1985 Vision Quest (director of photography)
 1982 Tootsie (director of photography)
 1981/I Taps (director of photography)
 1981 Absence of Malice (director of photography)
 1981 True Confessions (director of photography)
 1980 The Black Marble (director of photography)
 1979 The Electric Horseman (director of photography)
 1978 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (director of photography)
 1978 Straight Time (director of photography)
 1976 Network (director of photography)
 1976 Independence (Short)
 1976 The Return of a Man Called Horse (director of photography)
 1975 Three Days of the Condor (director of photography)
 1975 The Stepford Wives (director of photography)
 1974 The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (director of photography)
 1973 The Exorcist (director of photography)
 1972 The Heartbreak Kid (director of photography)
 1972 Liza with a Z (TV Special)
 1972 Play It Again, Sam (director of photography)
 1971 The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (director of photography)
 1971 The French Connection (director of photography)
 1970 Stop!
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When I was nominated for an Oscar for The French Connection (1971), I couldn't believe it. I thought I was fooling everyone. You know, I still feel that way. In fact, when I was nominated for the fifth time for Wyatt Earp (1994), the first thing my wife said was, "Well, you fooled them again". See more »


Member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Cinematographers Branch) [2002-] See more »

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