Haskell Wexler

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Haskell Wexler in 1999

Haskell Wexler, A.S.C. (February 6, 1922 – December 27, 2015) was an American cinematographer, movie producer, screenwriter and director. He was born in Chicago, Illinois. He won an Academy Award for Best Cinematography in 1966.

Wexler was known for his works One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (finished by Bill Butler), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Medium Cool, In the Heat of the Night, Days of Heaven and Matewan. He was said to be one of film history's ten most influential cinematographers in a survey of the members of the International Cinematographers Guild.[1]

Wexler died in his sleep at the age of 93 on December 27, 2015 at his home in Santa Monica, California.[2][3]

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  1. "Top 10 Most Influential Cinematographers Voted on by Camera Guild". PRNewswire. October 16, 2003. Retrieved January 17, 2014.
  2. Richard Natale (December 27, 2015). "Haskell Wexler, Oscar-Winning Cinematographer and Documentary Filmmaker, Dies at 93". Variety. Retrieved December 27, 2015.
  3. Matt Brenan (December 27, 2015). "Haskell Wexler, Legendary Cinematographer, Dead at 93". Indie Wire.com. Archived from the original on December 29, 2015. Retrieved December 27, 2015.

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