Gordon Willis

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  • Birth Name: Gordon Hugh Willis
  • Birth Place: Queens, New York, United States
  • Died: May 18, 2014
  • Profession: Cinematographer
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Fast Facts

  • Served in the U.S. Air Force as part of a motion picture unit.
  • Nicknamed "The Prince of Darkness" by fellow DP Conrad Hall.
  • Shot 3 Academy Award Best Picture winners, but was not nominated for Best Cinematographer for any of them.
  • Made 8 films with director Woody Allen, beginning with 1977's Annie Hall.
  • Made 6 films with director Alan Pakula, beginning with 1971's Klute.

Awards

  • 1983, Oscar — Best Achievement in Cinematography: Nominee
  • 1990, Oscar — Best Achievement in Cinematography: Nominee
  • 2009, Oscar — Honorary Award: Winner
  • 1977, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Cinematography: Nominee
  • 1984, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Cinematography: Nominee
  • 1980, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Cinematography: Nominee

Relationships

  • Susan — Daughter
  • Helen Willis — Wife
  • Richard Willis — Father
  • Gordon Willis Jr. — Son
  • Timothy Willis — Son

Details

  • Birth Name: Gordon Hugh Willis
  • Birth Place: Queens, New York, United States
  • Died: May 18, 2014
  • Profession: Cinematographer

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