Vilmos Zsigmond Net Worth

Vilmos Zsigmond Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Vilmos Zsigmond net worth is
$15 Million

Vilmos Zsigmond Wiki Biography

Along with László Kovács, a fellow student who fled Hungary in 1956, Zsigmond rose to prominence in the 1970s. He is known for his use of natural light and vivid use of color on features such as The Long Goodbye (1973) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977).

Full NameVilmos Zsigmond
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthJune 16, 1930
DiedJanuary 1, 2016, Big Sur, California, United States
Place Of BirthSzeged, Hungary
ProfessionCinematographer, Camera Department, Producer
EducationAcademy of Drama and Film in Budapest
SpouseSusan Roether
ChildrenJulia Zsigmond, Susi Zsigmond
ParentsVilmos Zsigmond, Bozena Zsigmond
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Cinematography, American Society of Cinematographers Lifetime Achievement Award, BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography, American Soc...
NominationsAmerican Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases, Satellite Award for Best Cinematography, Golden Osella for Best Cinematography
MoviesClose Encounters of the Third Kind, The Deer Hunter, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Deliverance, The Long Goodbye, Heaven's Gate, Blow Out, The Black Dahlia, The Sugarland Express, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, The Hired Hand, Obsession, Melinda and Melinda, Cassandra's Dream, The Two Jakes, The Witche...
1I like to work with Michael Cimino. I don't like him personally - he's very difficult to work with, because he's very demanding and he doesn't think about anybody around him, he's yelling at everybody. But as a film director, I think he's one of the best.
2We had a terrible situation on "Close Encounters", because they wanted to fire me several times. The only reason they didn't was because they didn't have a replacement who could take over.
3[on Heaven's Gate (1980)] Michael [Cimino] really wanted to make a perfect film. He could have made this film for much less. He overdid it; he overcomplicated it. But they should not have killed him for it.
1Owns a camera, lighting and grip company in Budapest.
2Member of the American Society of Cinematographers.
3Member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Cinematographers Branch) [2007-].
4The name, if spelled correctly in Hungarian, should sound like "Vilmosh Sigmond".
5He and László Kovács shot footage of the Soviet invasion and then escaped to the United States where they sold the footage to CBS.
6Began his career photographing the Hungarian revolution of 1956. Won several international and domestic awards as director of TV commercials.


What's Up Front!1964as William Zsigmond
Story of the Wholesale Produce Market1963Documentary short
Living Between Two Worlds1963
The Sadist1963director of photography - as William Zsigmond
Hajnal elött1955Short
A Föld1953Short
Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks2014
God the Father2014Documentary
The Mindy Project2012-2014TV Series 24 episodes
Kickstart Theft2012Short
A halálba táncoltatott leány2011director of photography
Summer Children2011
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger2010
Torn from the Flag: A Film by Klaudia Kovacs2007Documentary
Cassandra's Dream2007
The Black Dahlia2006
Surrender, Dorothy2006TV Movie
Melinda and Melinda2004
Medicine Chest2004Video short
Jersey Girl2004director of photography
Bánk bán2002
Life as a House2001director of photography
The Body2001
The Mists of Avalon2001TV Mini-Series 2 episodes
Ljuset håller mig sällskap2000Documentary
The Argument1999Short
Illegal Music1998
Playing by Heart1998director of photography
Freak the Mighty1998Video short
The Ghost and the Darkness1996
The Crossing Guard1995
Intersection1994director of photography
Stalin1992TV Movie
The Bonfire of the Vanities1990director of photography
The Two Jakes1990
Fat Man and Little Boy1989director of photography
Journey to Spirit Island1988
The Witches of Eastwick1987
Real Genius1985
The River1984
No Small Affair1984
Table for Five1983
Blow Out1981director of photography
Heaven's Gate1980
Making Xanadu: The Musical Fantasy Movie1980TV Movie documentary
The Rose1979
Flesh & Blood1979TV Movie
Winter Kills1979
The Deer Hunter1978director of photography
Close Encounters of the Third Kind1977director of photography
Death Riders1976Documentary
Sweet Revenge1976
Iron and Horse1975Short director of photography
The Girl from Petrovka1974
The Sugarland Express1974director of photography
Cinderella Liberty1973director of photography
Scarecrow1973director of photography
The Long Goodbye1973photographed by
Country Music1972
Deliverance1972director of photography
The Ski Bum1971
The Hired Hand1971
McCabe & Mrs. Miller1971director of photography
Red Sky at Morning1971
Threshold1971Short as William Zsigmond
Horror of the Blood Monsters1970director of photography - as William Zsigmond
Baja Marimba Band1969TV Movie
Futz1969director of photography
Five Bloody Graves1969director of photography - as William Zsigmond
The Monitors1969director of photography - as William Zsigmund
The Bold Ones: The Protectors1969TV Series 1 episode
Satan's Sadists1969uncredited
Hot Rod Action1969Documentary director of photography
The Picasso Summer1969
Jennie: Wife/Child1968as William Zsigmond
The World of Animals: Big Cats, Little Cats1968TV Movie documentary
The Name of the Game Is Kill!1968as William Zsigmond
The Road to Nashville1967as William Zsigmund
Psycho1967director of photography - as William Zsigmond
Mondo Mod1967Documentary as William Zsigmond
Psycho a Go-Go1965as William Zsigmond
The Market1965TV Movie documentary as William Zsigmond
Rat Fink1965
Summer Children1965as William Zsigmond
Tales of a Salesman1965as William Zsigmond
Deadwood '761965director of photography - as William Zsigmond
The Nasty Rabbit1964as William Zsigmond
The Time Travelers1964director of photography - as William Zsigmond

Camera Department

Kickstart Theft2012Short camera operator
Independent Lens2009TV Series documentary still photographer - 1 episode
Timeline2003director of photography: Los Angeles
China Beach1989-1990TV Series photographer - 2 episodes
The Border1982additional photographer / camera operator: additional photography
The Last Waltz1978Documentary additional director of photography
Mahogany1975additional photography by - uncredited
Dusty and Sweets McGee1971additional photographer: Whiskey-A-Go-Go
The Cat1966nature photographer - as William Zsigmond
The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!?1964camera operator - as William Zsigmond
Wild Guitar1962photographer: second unit - as William Zsigmond


Louis2010Hungarian Photographer
Maverick1994Albert Bierstadt


The Long Shadow1992


Torn from the Flag: A Film by Klaudia Kovacs2007Documentary executive producer


The Bombing2016cinematography consultant completed


Aghápe2015Short very special thanks
Alpha2015/IShort very special thanks
Heartfelt Vacation2009Short in memory of
Lymelife2008special thanks
Reflections on Golden Pond2003Video documentary short special thanks
Imagining 'Images'2003Video documentary short special thanks
Vilmos Zsigmond Flashes 'The Long Goodbye'2002Video documentary short thanks
In Pursuit2000Video special thanks
Visions of Light1992Documentary special thanks: AFI
Summer Children1965very special thanks - special edition version


Phil Stern EyewitnessDocumentary post-productionHimself
Red RoofsDocumentary filmingHimself
Close Encounters with Vilmos Zsigmond2016DocumentaryHimself
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Painting Jackson County: An Interview with Vilmos Zsigmond2013Documentary short
Psycho's Sister: Making 'The Name of the Game Is Kill'2013DocumentaryHimself
Black and White in Color: Vilmos Zsigmond on 'Blow Out'2012Video shortHimself
Side by Side2012DocumentaryHimself
American Masters2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Silhouettes in Shadow and Light2010Himself
A Cinematic Life: The Art & Influence of Conrad Hall2010Video shortHimself
Light Is Everything: Vilmos Zsigmond on Cinematography2008DocumentaryHimself
No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos2008DocumentaryHimself
Deliverance: Betraying the River2007Video shortHimself
Deliverance: Delivered2007Video shortHimself
Deliverance: The Journey2007Video shortHimself
Master and the Disciples: Unfinished Conversation About Cinematography2007DocumentaryHimself
Wanderlust2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Cinematographer Style2006DocumentaryHimself
Who Needs Sleep?2006Documentary
Final Cut: The Making and Unmaking of Heaven's Gate2004DocumentaryHimself
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Return of 'The Hired Hand'2003Video documentaryHimself
Imagining 'Images'2003Video documentary shortHimself
Who Killed 'Winter Kills'?2003Video documentary shortHimself
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood2003DocumentaryHimself
Shooting 'The Deer Hunter'2003Video shortHimself
Vilmos Zsigmond Flashes 'The Long Goodbye'2002Video documentary shortHimself
Character Building: Inside 'Life as a House'2001Video short documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'2001Video documentaryHimself
'Obsession' Revisited2001Video documentary shortHimself
Ljuset håller mig sällskap2000DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
International Cinematographer's Guild Heritage Series1997TV SeriesHimself
Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
A Film és... I.-XIV1995TV Series documentaryHimself (1995)
Visions of Light1992DocumentaryHimself
The 50th Annual Academy Awards1978TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Cinematography

Archive Footage

The 88th Annual Academy Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - Memorial Tribute

Won Awards

2014Lifetime Achievement AwardJameson CineFest - Miskolc International Film Festival
2006Hollywood Film AwardHollywood Film AwardsCinematographer of the YearThe Black Dahlia (2006)
2002Best Film Adaptation of an OperaCamerimageBánk bán (2002)
1999Lifetime Achievement AwardAmerican Society of Cinematographers, USA
1999Maverick Tribute AwardCinequest San Jose Film Festival
1997Lifetime Achievement AwardCamerimage
1994CableACECableACE AwardsDirection of Photography and/or Lighting Direction in a Dramatic or Theatrical Special/Movie or MiniseriesStalin (1992)
1993Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement in Cinematography for a Miniseries or a SpecialStalin (1992)
1993ASC AwardAmerican Society of Cinematographers, USAOutstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Movies of the Week/PilotsStalin (1992)
1980BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest CinematographyThe Deer Hunter (1978)
1978OscarAcademy Awards, USABest CinematographyClose Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
1974NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest CinematographyThe Long Goodbye (1973)

Nominated Awards

2014Golden FrogCamerimageFeature Documentary Films CompetitionGod the Father (2014)
2010Golden FrogCamerimageMain CompetitionLouis (2010)
2007OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Achievement in CinematographyThe Black Dahlia (2006)
2007ASC AwardAmerican Society of Cinematographers, USAOutstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical ReleasesThe Black Dahlia (2006)
2006Golden FrogCamerimageMain CompetitionThe Black Dahlia (2006)
2006Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest CinematographyThe Black Dahlia (2006)
2002Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or a MovieThe Mists of Avalon (2001)
1997ASC AwardAmerican Society of Cinematographers, USAOutstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical ReleasesThe Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
1985OscarAcademy Awards, USABest CinematographyThe River (1984)
1979OscarAcademy Awards, USABest CinematographyThe Deer Hunter (1978)
1979BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest CinematographyClose Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
1973BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest CinematographyMcCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

2nd Place Awards

1982NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest CinematographyBlow Out (1981)
1972NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest CinematographyImages (1972)

3rd Place Awards

1971NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest CinematographyMcCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

Known for movies

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