He was one of the best in his industry, Gilbert Taylor the British cinematographer who was chosen to lense “Star Wars,” “Dr. Strangelove,” “A Hard Day’s Night” and “The Omen” died Friday at the age of 99. The reports were confirmed by his wife, who told the BBC.
Before film Taylor was a member of the Royal Air Force, and fought in WWII under the orders of Winston Churchill. The British Society of Cinematographers, honored him with a lifetime achievement award in 2001 for his incredible work.
Taylor past-away at his home, he began his amazing career as a camera assistant at London’s Gainsborough Studios and was a constant in the industry since almost the very start of Cinema itself. Along with Lucas, he worked with Hitchcock and Polanski, he was nominated for a BAFTA award and also worked on the early “The Avengers” series.