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      Robby Müller

      Highest Rated: 100% Kings of the Road (1976)

      Lowest Rated: 25% Shattered Image (1998)

      Birthday: Apr 4, 1940

      Birthplace: Willemstad, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles

      Born in the Netherlands Antilles in 1940, Robby Müller moved to Amsterdam in 1953, and studied at the Netherlands Film Academy from 1962 to 1964. He began collaborating with director Wim Wenders when the director was still in film school. The two made seven feature films together between 1970 and 1977, including "Summer in the City" (1970), "The Wrong Move" (1970), and "The American Friend" (1977), helping to establish Müller's simple aesthetic: highlighting the natural light from his locations and using the camera to pull the audience focus to the emotional plight of the characters. It was this focus that made him one of the premiere cinematographers for personal independent filmmakers. In 1979, Müller made his first English language film, "Saint Jack" (1979), directed by Peter Bogdanovich. Müller first collaborated with director Jim Jarmusch on the film "Down by Law" (1986) and earned his first nomination for Best Cinematography at the Independent Spirit Awards. He repeated the honor with Jarmusch at the helm on two other films, "Mystery Train" (1989), and "Dead Man" (1995). Müller was cinematographer on Lars von Trier's legendary film "Breaking the Waves" (1996) the director's first to honor his Dogme 95 manifesto requiring, among other things, no artificial lighting. Müller and von Trier collaborated again on the notorious musical drama "Dancer in the Dark" (2000), starring Björk in the lead role. His final feature film was Michael Winterbottom's "24 Hour Party People" (2002), a well-received movie that told the story of music manager and record producer Tony Wilson and his label Factory Records. In 2013 Müller was awarded the ASC International Award, honoring his career and contribution to cinematography. He passed away in 2018.

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      No Score Yet No Score Yet Living the Light: Robby Müller Cinematographer - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One Who Set Forth: Wim Wenders' Early Years Unknown (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Poem: I Set My Foot Upon the Air and It Carried Me Cinematographer - 2003
      87% 87% 24 Hour Party People Cinematographer $1.1M 2002
      69% 91% Dancer in the Dark Cinematographer $4.2M 2000
      83% 86% Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Cinematographer $3.3M 1999
      92% 90% Buena Vista Social Club Cinematographer $7.0M 1999
      25% 20% Shattered Image Cinematographer $102.5K 1998
      85% 91% Breaking the Waves Cinematographer $4.0M 1996
      68% 67% Beyond the Clouds Cinematographer $30.9K 1995
      70% 88% Dead Man Cinematographer $1.1M 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet When Pigs Fly Cinematographer - 1993
      88% 89% Until the End of the World Cinematographer $662.2K 1991
      89% 87% Mystery Train Cinematographer - 1989
      No Score Yet 82% The Little Devil Cinematographer - 1988
      No Score Yet 56% The Longshot Cinematographer $603.1K 1986
      87% 93% Down by Law Cinematographer $106.5K 1986
      85% 79% To Live and Die in L.A. Cinematographer $16.6M 1985
      94% 93% Paris, Texas Cinematographer - 1984
      98% 78% Repo Man Cinematographer - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheaters Cinematographer - 1984
      72% 76% Saint Jack Cinematographer - 1979
      91% 80% The American Friend Cinematographer - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Left-Handed Woman Cinematographer - 1977
      100% 88% Kings of the Road Cinematographer - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Carlos Cinematographer - 1971
      No Score Yet 56% The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick Cinematographer - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Summer in the City Cinematographer - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alabama: 2000 Light Years From Home Cinematographer - 1969