Bill Butler (cinematographer)

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Bill Butler

Wilmer Cable Butler

(1921-04-07)April 7, 1921
DiedApril 5, 2023(2023-04-05) (aged 101)
Alma materUniversity of Iowa
Years active1967–2009
  • Alma H. Smith (m. 1943–1983)
  • Iris Butler (m. 1984)
AwardsAmerican Society of Cinematographers Lifetime Achievement Award

Wilmer C. “Bill” Butler, A.S.C. (April 7, 1921 – April 5, 2023) was an American cinematographer part of the New Hollywood generation. He shot Jaws (1975) and the first three Rocky sequels. He also completed 1974's The Conversation as well as 1975's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest after Haskell Wexler was fired from both productions. Butler died just two days prior to his 102nd birthday.

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