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Haskell Wexler

Highest Rated:   95% Medium Cool (1969)
Lowest Rated:   53% The Loved One (1965)
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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.

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MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
92% 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
No Score Yet Something's Gonna Live
  • Actor
2010
55% 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
94% 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
95% Medium Cool
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Cameraman on Scaffold
1969
53% The Loved One
  • Producer
1965
No Score Yet The Bus
  • Director
1965

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