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One of Hollywood’s most honored and revered cinematographers, Haskell Wexler, passed away on Sunday at the age of 93. Wexler was renowned for his innovative approach to making movies, which helped him win two Oscars for “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” and “Bound For Glory.”
According to his son Jeff, Wexler died peacefully in his sleep. He was credited for photographing some of the most influential films of the 60’s and 70’s, such as “Coming Home” directed by Jane Fonda and Jon Voight, as well as Sidney Poitier’s “In The Heat Of The Night.” His expertise eventually earned him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
He had a certain passion for directing and photographing documentaries around the world, and he did it whenever he wasn’t too busy with working on big budget movies.
It’s a sad day for the world of cinema!
Rest in peace.