Haskell Wexler

Haskell Wexler

Highest Rated: 100% Something's Gonna Live (2010)

Lowest Rated: 47% The Loved One (1965)

Birthday: Feb 6, 1926

Birthplace: Not Available

A Chicago-born amateur filmmaker, Haskell Wexler broke into feature films in 1959 as a cinematographer on the documentary The Savage Eye (1960). Wexler photographed the dramas The Hoodlum Priest (1961), Angel Baby (1961), The Best Man (1964), and later distinguished himself as cinematographer on the Mike Nichols drama Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1965). He worked on such high profile feature films as In The Heat of the Night (1967) and The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), but also produced and directed the documentaries The Bus and Medium Cool (1969), the latter a very successful and controversial look at the violence and strife surrounding the anti-war movement and the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. During the 1980s, he also produced and directed the feature film Latino (1985), which was highly critical of American policy in Central America. Wexler won Academy Awards for his work in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Bound For Glory (1976), and also worked on such documentaries as Gimme Shelter and The Stones At the MAX. He continued working as a cinematographer, producer and director until his 90s; Wexler passed away in 2015, at the age of 93.


Highest Rated Movies



94% Notfilm Actor 2015
No Score Yet The Writer With No Hands Actor 2014
No Score Yet Four Days in Chicago Director Screenwriter Producer 2013
80% The Story Of Film: An Odyssey Actor 2011
100% Something's Gonna Live Actor 2010
56% Battle in Seattle Himself 2008
No Score Yet No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Man Who Shot Chinatown: The Life and Work of John A. Alonzo Actor 2007
No Score Yet Cinematographer Style Actor 2006
71% Who Needs Sleep? Director 2006
88% Tell Them Who You Are Actor 2005
95% Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography Actor 1993
No Score Yet Latino: America's Secret War in Nicaragua Screenwriter Director 1985
No Score Yet Underground Actor 1976
No Score Yet Underground Director Actor 1974
96% Medium Cool Screenwriter Producer Cameraman on Scaffold 1969
47% The Loved One Producer 1965
No Score Yet The Bus Director 1965


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