Russell Metty

Russell Metty, A.S.C. (20 September 1906 – 28 April 1978) was an American cinematographer, who worked on many films during the Forties, Fifties and Sixties. He won the Academy Award Best Cinematography, Color, for the 1960 film Spartacus. Metty career began around 1925 as an assistant with Standard Film Laboratory, who was then was hired by Paramount Pictures working in the camera department. He left for RKO in 1929.


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