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      Bruce Surtees

      Bruce Surtees

      Highest Rated: 93% Pale Rider (1985)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Jul 23, 1937

      Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

      Born into the business, cinematographer Bruce Surtees made a name of his own by shooting a variety of modern classics, including "Dirty Harry" and "Beverly Hills Cop," an impressive feat considering the long shadow cast by his father, Robert, the man behind the lens of such pictures as "The Graduate" and "The Sting." Bruce Surtees got his start on Clint Eastwood pictures directed by Don Siegel, such as "Coogan's Bluff," serving as camera operator before stepping up to the role of director of photography with "The Beguiled" in 1971. Siegel appreciated Surtees's innovative, fearless approach to filmmaking and worked with him again on several pictures, including "Dirty Harry," "The Outfit," and "Escape from Alcatraz." Clint Eastwood called on Surtees repeatedly as well, for such visually stunning films as "High Plains Drifter" and "Pale Rider." Recognized for his low-key, moody lighting, Surtees earned the nickname "Prince of Darkness," and his style earned him an Oscar nomination for "Lenny," the 1974 biopic featuring Dustin Hoffman as iconoclastic comedian Lenny Bruce. After creating gritty fare with renowned directors of the '70s such as Arthur Penn, Gordon Parks, and Bob Fosse, Surtees moved smoothly into the '80s with action comedies "Risky Business" and "Beverly Hills Cop." He earned critical acclaim yet again a decade later, with an Emmy nomination for 1999's "Dash and Lilly," a TV movie about the affair between literary greats Dashiell Hammett and Lillian Hellman.



      22% 77% Joshua Cinematographer $1.3M 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet That Championship Season Cinematographer - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lady in Question Cinematographer - 1999
      37% 69% Corrina, Corrina Cinematographer $20.2M 1994
      27% 42% The Crush Cinematographer $12.4M 1993
      0% 59% Run Cinematographer $4.3M 1991
      78% 63% Back to the Beach Cinematographer $12.2M 1987
      No Score Yet 44% Out of Bounds Cinematographer $4.2M 1986
      93% 83% Pale Rider Cinematographer - 1985
      83% 82% Beverly Hills Cop Cinematographer - 1984
      90% 81% Bad Boys Cinematographer - 1983
      92% 73% Risky Business Cinematographer - 1983
      53% 54% Sudden Impact Cinematographer - 1983
      67% 65% Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains Cinematographer - 1982
      No Score Yet 73% Dreamer Cinematographer - 1979
      83% 88% The Shootist Cinematographer - 1976
      91% 91% The Outlaw Josey Wales Cinematographer - 1976
      87% 88% Lenny Cinematographer - 1974
      80% 72% The Outfit Cinematographer - 1974
      73% 46% The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid Cinematographer - 1972
      52% 46% Conquest of the Planet of the Apes Cinematographer - 1972
      89% 90% Dirty Harry Cinematographer - 1971