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Conrad Lafcadio Hall, ASC (June 21, 1926 – January 4, 2003) was an Americanmarker cinematographer from Papeetemarker, Tahitimarker, French Polynesiamarker. Named after writers Joseph Conrad and Lafcadio Hearn, he was best known for photographing films, such as Morituri, The Professionals, In Cold Blood, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Day of the Locust, Tequila Sunrise, Searching for Bobby Fischer, A Civil Action, American Beauty and Road to Perdition, which garned him several awards, including three Academy Awards and BAFTA Awards. Sam Mendes, the director of Road to Perdition dedicated the film to Hall.

Early life and career

Born in Papeetemarker, Tahitimarker, French Polynesiamarker, Hall was the son of writer James Norman Hall and Sarah (Lala) Winchester Hall, who was part-Polynesian. Hall attended the University of Southern Californiamarker, intending to study journalism, but drifted instead to the university's cinema schoolmarker, from which he graduated in 1949. He worked on documentaries, in television (The Outer Limits) and minor films (including cult classic Incubus), and as a studio camera operator before moving up to cinematographer in major studio films in the mid-1960s.

Hall received three Academy Awards for Best Cinematography for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), American Beauty (1999), and Road to Perdition (2002) (the last two directed by friend Sam Mendes). The thirty-year gap between his first two Oscars is a record for this award.

Additionally, Hall was nominated for Morituri (1965), The Professionals (1966), In Cold Blood (1967), The Day of the Locust (1975), Tequila Sunrise (1988), Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993), and A Civil Action (1998). Other credits include Divorce American Style (1967), Cool Hand Luke (1967), The Day of the Locust (1975), Marathon Man (1975) and Love Affair (1994).

Personal life

Hall has been married three times, to Katharine Ross from 1969–1975, Virginia Schwartz, whom he had three children with, and Susan Kowarsh-Hall until his death. He has four sons, Conrad W. Hall, Nancy Hall Rutgers, an actress, Kate Hall-Feist, also an actress and screenwriter, and Naia Hall-West.


Hall died in 2003 owing to complications from bladder cancer at the Santa Monica Hospital. His Oscar for Road to Perdition (2002), which is dedicated to Hall, was posthumous and was accepted by his son Conrad W. Hall, also a cinematographer.

Hall was and still is affectionately referred to as "Connie" by his peers and associates.





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