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Gordon Willis (I) (1931–2014)


Gordon Willis was an American cinematographer. He's best known for his work on Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather films, as well asWoody Allen's Annie Hall (1977) and Manhattan (1979). His work on the first two Godfather films turned out to be groundbreaking in its use of low-light photography and underexposed film, as well as in his control of ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Zelig Cinematographer
(1983)
The Godfather: Part II Cinematographer
(1974)
All the President's Men Cinematographer
(1976)
The Godfather Cinematographer
(1972)

Filmography

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 1997 The Devil's Own (director of photography)
 1993 Malice (director of photography)
 1990 The Godfather: Part III (director of photography)
 1990 Presumed Innocent (director of photography)
 1988 Bright Lights, Big City (director of photography)
 1987 The Pick-up Artist (director of photography)
 1986 The Money Pit (director of photography)
 1985 Perfect (director of photography)
 1985 The Purple Rose of Cairo (director of photography)
 1984 Broadway Danny Rose (director of photography)
 1984 The Lost Honor of Kathryn Beck (TV Movie)
 1983 Zelig (director of photography)
 1982 A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (director of photography)
 1981 Pennies from Heaven (director of photography)
 1980 Stardust Memories (director of photography)
 1980 Windows (photographed by)
 1979 Manhattan (director of photography)
 1978 Comes a Horseman (director of photography)
 1978 Interiors (director of photography)
 1977 The Godfather Saga (TV Mini Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1977)
- Episode #1.3 (1977)
- Episode #1.2 (1977)
- Episode #1.1 (1977)
 1977 September 30, 1955 (director of photography)
 1977 Annie Hall (director of photography)
 1976 All the President's Men (director of photography)
 1975 The Drowning Pool (director of photography)
 1974 The Godfather: Part II (director of photography)
 1974 The Parallax View (director of photography)
 1973 The Paper Chase (director of photography)
 1972 Up the Sandbox (director of photography)
 1972 Bad Company (director of photography)
 1972 The Godfather (director of photography)
 1971 Klute (director of photography)
 1971 Little Murders (director of photography)
 1970 The People Next Door (director of photography)
 1970 The Landlord (director of photography)
 1970 Loving
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1 Interview | 3 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Spouse:

Helen  (his death)  (3 children)
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Personal Quote:

[commenting on digital filming] The organics aren't the same. The interpretive levels suffer. Digital is another form of recording an image, but it won't replace thinking. See more »

Trivia:

Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) since 1975. See more »

Trademark:

Known in the film industry as 'The Prince of Darkness', due to his distinct lighting technique of using shadows and often not allowing a character's eyes to be seen clearly (The Godfather (1972), The Godfather: Part II (1974), The Parallax View (1974)). See more »

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Star Sign:

Gemini

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