Vilmos Zsigmond

Vilmos Zsigmond

Szeged, Csongrád, Hungary
Death 1 Jan 2016 (aged 85)
Big Sur, Monterey County, California, USA
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Memorial ID 156688677 · View Source
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Motion Picture Cinematographer. Best known for his work with directors Michael Cimino and Steven Spielberg, he was the recipient of an Academy Award for his cinematography work on "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (1977). Vilmos studied at the Budapest Film School and had already begun his career working on short films in his native Hungary, prior to the 1956 uprising against the Soviet Union. He fled to the United States and landed jobs as a still photographer, lab technician and cameraman, before marking his Hollywood motion picture debut with "The Sadist" (1963). His first successful project was on Robert Altman's "McCabe and Mrs. Miller" (1971), followed by John Boorman's "Deliverance" (1972). He received further Oscan nominations with "The Deer Hunter" (1978), "The River" (1984) and "The Black Dahlia" (2007). His other credits include "Cinderella Liberty" (1973), "The Sugerland Express" (1974), "Winter Kills" (1979) and "Blow-Out" (1981). He directed the film "The Long Shadow" (1992).

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