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Bill Butler was born on April 7, 1921 in Cripple Creek, Colorado, USA as Wilmer C. Butler. He is known for his work on One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Grease (1978) and Deliverance (1972). He has been married to Iris Butler since May 28, 1984. They have two children. He was previously married to Alma H. Smith. See full bio »

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Known For

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Camera and Electrical Department
Grease Cinematographer
Deliverance Camera and Electrical Department
Jaws Cinematographer


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 2009 Evil Angel (director of photography)
 2008 Limousine
 2008 Looking Up Dresses (Short)
 2007 Redline (director of photography)
 2006 The Plague (Video)
 2006 Funny Money (director of photography)
 2006 Zombie Prom (Short)
 2005 Berserker (Short)
 2002 Joe and Max (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 2001 Frailty (director of photography)
 2000 Hendrix (TV Movie)
 2000 Ropewalk
 1999 Good vs Evil (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Orange Volvo (1999)
 1999 Passing Glory (TV Movie)
 1997 Don King: Only in America (TV Movie)
 1997 Deceiver (director of photography)
 1997 Anaconda (director of photography)
 1996 Dark Skies (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1996 Flipper (director of photography)
 1995 A Walton Wedding (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1993 Beethoven's 2nd (director of photography)
 1993 Cop & ½
 1993 Sniper (director of photography)
 1991 Brooklyn Bridge (TV Series)
 1991 Hot Shots!
 1990 Graffiti Bridge (director of photography)
 1989 When We Were Young (TV Movie)
 1988 Child's Play (director of photography)
 1988 Wildfire
 1988 Biloxi Blues (director of photography)
 1987 Bates Motel (TV Movie)
 1986 Big Trouble
 1985 Rocky IV (director of photography)
 1985 Beer (director of photography)
 1984 A Streetcar Named Desire (TV Movie)
 1983 The Thorn Birds (TV Mini Series) (4 episodes)
- Part 4 (1983)
- Part 3 (1983)
- Part 2 (1983)
- Part 1 (1983)
 1983 The Sting II (director of photography)
 1982 Rocky III (director of photography)
 1981 Killing at Hell's Gate (TV Movie)
 1981 Stripes (director of photography)
 1981 The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (director of photography)
 1980 It's My Turn (director of photography)
 1980 Can't Stop the Music (director of photography)
 1980 Death Ray 2000 (TV Movie)
 1979 Rocky II
 1978 Ice Castles (director of photography)
 1978 Grease (director of photography)
 1978 Damien: Omen II (director of photography)
 1977 Capricorn One (director of photography)
 1977 Mary White (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1977 Demon Seed (director of photography)
 1976 Raid on Entebbe (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1976 The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (director of photography)
 1976 Lipstick (director of photography)
 1975 Fear on Trial (TV Movie)
 1975 Jaws (director of photography)
 1975 The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery (as Wilmer C. Butler)
 1975 McCoy (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Big Ripoff (1975)
 1975 Hustling (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1975 Target Risk (TV Movie)
 1974 The Conversation (director of photography)
 1974 The Execution of Private Slovik (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1974 Indict and Convict (TV Movie)
 1973 I Heard the Owl Call My Name (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1973 Sunshine (TV Movie)
 1973 Deliver Us from Evil (TV Movie)
 1973 Running Wild
 1973 Savage (TV Movie)
 1972 Circle of Fear (TV Series) (director of photography - 5 episodes)
- Alter-Ego (1972) ... (director of photography)
- The Summer House (1972) ... (director of photography)
- At the Cradle Foot (1972) ... (director of photography)
- The Concrete Captain (1972) ... (director of photography)
- The Dead We Leave Behind (1972) ... (director of photography)
 1972 Hickey & Boggs (director of photography - as Wilmer Butler)
 1972 Deathmaster (director of photography - as Wilmer C. Butler)
 1972 Melinda (director of photography - as Wilmer C. Butler)
 1972 Something Evil (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1971 The Return of Count Yorga (director of photography)
 1971/I Drive, He Said (director of photography)
 1970 A Clear and Present Danger (TV Movie)
 1970 Adam's Woman (as Wilmer C. Butler)
 1969 The Rain People (as Wilmer Butler, photographed by)
 1967 Fearless Frank (director of photography)
 1965 The Bold Men (TV Movie documentary)
 1962 The People vs. Paul Crump (TV Movie documentary)
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