Who: Haskell Wexler
What: Passed away
When: 27 December 2015
Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler died peacefully in his sleep on 27 December 2015 in California, US. He was 93. He was one of the America’s most influential cinematographers.
He was best known for his work in films like One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and American Graffiti.
About Haskell Wexler
• He was born on 6 February 1922 in Chicago, US. He was known for his work on films like Coming Home and In the Heat of the Night.
• He had worked as director of photography on films including The Best Man and Mulholland Falls. He also produced and directed 1969’s Medium Cool.
• He was also recognised for his documentary work on the Emmy-winning Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang and Interviews with My Lai Veterans for which he won Academy Award.
• He won Oscar Awards for his films including Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf? (1966) and Bound for Glory (1976).
• He was first cinematographer to receive star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1996.