oscars_22_Gabriel Figueroa

He’s regarded as one of the most influential cinematographers in Mexico for good reason. Along with working on more than 250 high-profile projects on both sides of the border, Gabriel Figueroa earned an Academy Award nomination for his work on The Night of the Iguana, a 1964 black-and-white film based on Tennessee Williams’ play of the same name and starring Richard Burton, Ava Gardner and Deborah Kerr. Time magazine called it “a picture that excites the senses, persuades the mind, and even occasionally speaks to the spirit—one of the best movies ever made from a Tennessee Williams play.”

Best Cinematography, The Night of the Iguana, 37th Academy Awards, Nominated

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