Cinematographer known for his work on the Oscar-winning films "Scarface" from 1983 and "Chinatown" from 1974.
He began his film career as part of the clean-up crew on a Dallas television station, and he quickly began building sets and operating cameras.
He was the first inductee into the prestigious American Society of Cinematographers.
He grew up in Dallas, Texas.
He appeared in front of the camera on several occasions, including in a season two episode of Rod Serling's famous sci-fi series "The Twilight Zone."