Haskell Wexler is an Oscar-winning cinematographer who spent his early career making documentaries and educational films before moving to California in 1955. He has worked with directors like Milos Forman, Mike Nichols, Norman Jewison and Hal Ashby. Notable works include Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), Bound for Glory (1976), In the Heat of the Night (1967), and American Graffiti (1973).
As a director, Wexler crafted two features, Medium Cool (1969) and Latino (1985). He has also directed more than fifty documentaries, music videos and award-winning commercials.
Wexler was elected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to the Board of Governors to represent the Cinematographers Branch. He is also the first cinematographer in over thirty-five years to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.