Wednesday 29 February 2012

Cinematographer Bruce Surtees mourned...

Cinematographer Bruce Surtees, who worked on films including Dirty Harry and Beverly Hills Cop, has died aged 74, Variety has reported.

Surtees was best known for his work with Clint Eastwood. The pair made 14 films together, including The Outlaw Josey Wales and Escape from Alcatraz.

He was nominated for an Oscar for Lenny, the 1974 biopic of comedian Lenny Bruce starring Dustin Hoffman.

He also helped shoot such stars as John Wayne, Laurence Olivier and Tom Cruise.

Born in Los Angeles, Surtees followed in the footsteps of his father Robert, who worked on Ben-Hur and The Graduate and was nominated for cinematography Oscars 16 times.

His last screen credit came on the 2002 film Joshua, starring F Murray Abraham of Amadeus fame.

Source: BBC

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