Owen Roizman

Director of photography
Began his career working on TV commercials in New York and shot his first feature, Bill Gunn's "Stop", in 1970. Roizman soon became known for his gritty, documentary-influenced urban compositions, particularly in films ... Read more »
Born: 09/21/1936 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (27)

French Kiss 1995 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Wyatt Earp 1994 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Grand Canyon 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Addams Family 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Havana 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

I Love You to Death 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Vision Quest 1985 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Tootsie 1982 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Absence of Malice 1981 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Taps 1981 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

True Confessions 1981 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Black Marble 1980 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Electric Horseman 1979 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1978 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Straight Time 1978 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Network 1976 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Return of a Man Called Horse 1976 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Independence 1975 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Stepford Wives 1975 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Three Days of the Condor 1975 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3 1974 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Exorcist 1973 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Play It Again, Sam 1972 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Heartbreak Kid 1972 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The French Connection 1971 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight 1971 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Stop 1969 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)
Actor (5)

Cinematographer Style 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Wyatt Earp 1994 (Movie)

Danny (Actor)

Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography 1993 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Havana 1990 (Movie)

Santos (Actor)

Biography

Began his career working on TV commercials in New York and shot his first feature, Bill Gunn's "Stop", in 1970. Roizman soon became known for his gritty, documentary-influenced urban compositions, particularly in films such as "The French Connection" (1971) and "The Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3" (1974). Roizman formed a commercial production company, Roizman and Associates, in 1983 but returned to feature-film making in 1990 with Lawrence Kasdan's "I Love You To Death".

Relationships

Sol Roizman

Father

Morris Roizman

Uncle

EDUCATION

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg , Pennsylvania 1958
received distinguished alumnus award in 1997

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg , Pennsylvania 1958
received distinguished alumnus award in 1997

Valley Stream Central High School

Valley Stream , New York 1954
received distinguished alumnus award in 1997

Milestones

1983

Formed Roizman and Associates, commercial production company

1949

Had childhood bout with polio

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