An award-winning cinematographer who shot classics like Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and American Beauty.
He attended the University of Southern California film school, forming Canyon Films with several classmates and producing Sea Theme, which was submitted for a class project then edited and sold to TV.
His rich, powerful scenes earned him three Oscars - for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, American Beauty, and Road to Perdition.
His father James Normal Hall co-wrote Mutiny on the Bounty.
He was married for five years to Oscar-nominated actress Katharine Ross, star of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.