Cinematographer | Director | Camera Department
Visiting the set of Lola Montès (1955) and watching cinematographer Christian Matras at work was an important inspiration for young Michael. His aunt was married to Max Ophüls, the film's director.
[in 2016, on how his difficult collaboration with Rainer Werner Fassbinder prepared him for his career in the U.S.] It helped a lot because he was not an easy director. He was very hard on me and he was very pushy. He always cracked the whip to be ...
Cinematographer of many films by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Martin Scorsese and Mike Nichols.
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