Ernest Laszlo

Ernest Laszlo ( born April 23, 1898 in Budapest, † 6 January 1984 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles ) was a Hungarian- American cinematographer.


Ernest Laszlo emigrated in the 1920s in the United States. His first work as a cinematographer, he also placed in front of the silent film era. He was one of the cameramen in Wings by William A. Wellman, 1927 and in Hell's Angels by Howard Hughes in 1932. His most important work as a cinematographer, he created but only since the 1950s with directors Robert Aldrich and Stanley Kramer. He was eight times nominated for an Oscar and won it for The Ship of Fools by Stanley Kramer in 1966. Between 1972 and 1974 he was the president of the American Society of Cinematographers. His son Andrew Laszlo was also a cameraman.

Laszlo died in 1984 at the age of 85 years in the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills.

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