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Vilmos Zsigmond

Born: 16-Jun-1930
Birthplace: Szeged, Hungary
Died: 1-Jan-2016
Location of death: Big Sur, CA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Cinematographer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Cinematographer whose works include The Deer Hunter, Deliverance, Obsession, Real Genius, and The Sugarland Express. Won an Oscar for Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Father: Vilmos Zsigmond (soccer coach)
Mother: Bozena Illichman
Wife: Elizabeth Fuzes (div., two children)

    Conservatory: MA Cinematography, Academy of Drama and Film in Budapest

    American Society of Cinematographers
    Naturalized US Citizen 1962
    Oscar for Best Cinematography 1978 for Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    Emmy 1993 for Stalin (Cinematography for a Miniseries or Special)

    Side by Side (Feb-2012) · Himself
    Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (16-May-2004) · Himself
    Easy Riders, Raging Bulls (18-Jan-2003) · Himself
    Light Keeps Me Company (5-Feb-2000) · Himself
    Maverick (20-May-1994) · Albert Bierstadt
    Visions of Light (14-May-1992) · Himself

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