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Also Known As: Bruce Mohr Powell Surtees Died: February 23, 2012
Born: July 27, 1937 Cause of Death: Diabetes
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: director of photography

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Nicknamed 'The Prince of Darkness' because of his propensity for using low-key lighting, Surtees has worked on several Clint Eastwood films. Some of his best work was done in the mid-1970s for other directors including Bob Fosse ("Lenny" 1974), Gordon Parks ("Leadbelly" 1976) and Arthur Penn ("Night Moves" 1975). Son of cinematographer Robert L Surtees.

Nicknamed 'The Prince of Darkness' because of his propensity for using low-key lighting, Surtees has worked on several Clint Eastwood films. Some of his best work was done in the mid-1970s for other directors including Bob Fosse ("Lenny" 1974), Gordon Parks ("Leadbelly" 1976) and Arthur Penn ("Night Moves" 1975). Son of cinematographer Robert L Surtees.

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Joined Disney as a technician mixing animation with live action
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First worked as camera operator on films shot by his father Robert L. Surtees
1971:
First film as cinematographer, "The Beguiled," directed by Don Siegel and starring Clint Eastwood
1971:
Was director of photography for Eastwood directed "Play Misty for Me" and Siegel directed "Dirty Harry"; both films starred Eastwood
1974:
Received Academy Award nomination for Best Cinematography for his work in "Lenny," directed by Bob Fosse and starring Dustin Hoffman as Lenny Bruce
1976:
Lensed Siegel's "The Shootist," starring John Wayne
1979:
Shot the crime drama "Escape from Alcatraz" with Eastwood
1982:
Was the cinematographer for Samuel Fuller's controversial film "White Dog"
1984:
Lensed the Eddie Murphy comedy vehicle "Beverly Hills Cop"
1994:
TV movie debut, "The Birds II: Land's End" (Showtime)
1999:
Received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or a Movie for his work in "Dash and Lilly" (A&E)
2002:
Final film credit, the drama "Joshua"
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Education

Art Center College of Design: Pasadena , California -

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father:
Robert L Surtees. Director of photography.
mother:
Maydell Surtees.
sister:
Nancy Corby. Born in December 1932.
sister:
Linda Lowers. Born on September 7, 1942.
brother:
Thomas William Surtees. Cameraman. Born on July 22, 1951.
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