Wexler, Haskell

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Wexler, Haskell Gender: M
born on 6 February 1922 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )
Place Chicago, Illinois, 41n51, 87w39
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 16°49' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 00°43 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 12°54'


American cinematographer, distinguished with his work on "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," 1965, and "Bound for Glory," 1976. For both of these films, Wexler won Academy Awards. His later works include "The Secret of Roan Inish," 1995.

As an amateur filmmaker, Wexler spent years making educational films before getting his big break working on the documentary, "The Savage Eye," in 1960. He went on to photograph dramas like "Hoodlum Priest," 1961, and "The Best Man," 1964, and eventually worked on high profile films like "The Thomas Crown Affair," 1968.

After gaining a reputation as a superb cameraman, he wrote, directed and photographed his own film, "Medium Cool," 1969, a fictional story that used actual footage from the riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. It went on to become a landmark American film and made him a near-legend.

Always known as a political activist, he directed films such as "Interviews with My Lai Veterans," 1970, "Latino," 1986, and "Underground," 1975. For the latter work, which chronicled the Weather Underground Movement, he was questioned by a federal grand jury.

Wexler died in his sleep at home on 27 December 2015, in Santa Monica, California, aged 93.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • has other family relationship with Cristal, Linda (born 24 February 1931). Notes: Siblings-in-law


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1960 (Educational documentary released)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1965 (Noted film, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1969 (Wrote, directed, photographed own film)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1995 (Movie release)

Source Notes

Linda Clark quotes him


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 93)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Production jobs (Cinematographer)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political (Investigated)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar (Two)