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Robert Burks (I) (1909–1968)

The favorite cinematographer of legendary director Alfred Hitchcock began working at Warner Bros. when he was 19 years old. He climbed his way up from camera operator to assistant camera man and eventually took over the Special Photographic Effects unit at Warners on Stage 5 in 1944. He became an expert in forced perspective techniques which were ... See full bio »

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Known For

Vertigo Cinematographer
(1958)
To Catch a Thief Cinematographer
(1955)
Rear Window Cinematographer
(1954)
Strangers on a Train Cinematographer
(1951)

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 1967 Waterhole #3
 1965 A Patch of Blue (director of photography)
 1965 Once a Thief
 1964 Marnie (director of photography)
 1963 The Birds (director of photography)
 1962 The Music Man (director of photography)
 1960 The Great Impostor (director of photography)
 1960 The Rat Race (director of photography)
 1959 North by Northwest (director of photography)
 1958 Vertigo (director of photography)
 1957 The Spirit of St. Louis (director of photography)
 1956 The Wrong Man (director of photography)
 1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much (director of photography)
 1955 The Trouble with Harry (director of photography)
 1955 To Catch a Thief (director of photography)
 1954 Rear Window (director of photography)
 1954 Dial M for Murder (director of photography)
 1953 Hondo (photography)
 1953 House of Wax (uncredited)
 1953 I Confess (director of photography)
 1952 Mara Maru
 1951 Strangers on a Train (director of photography)
 1951 The Enforcer (director of photography)
 1949 Task Force (director of photography)
 1949 The Fountainhead (director of photography)
 1948 To the Victor
 1946 The Verdict (uncredited)
 1945 Star in the Night (Short) (as L. Robert Burks)
 1944 Jammin' the Blues (Short) (photographed by)
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L. Robert Burks
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Nickname:

Bob

Star Sign:

Cancer

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