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Michael Ballhaus was born in 1935 in Berlin and is one of the world's most well-known cinematographers. He began his career in the 1970s with Rainer Werner Fassbinder and went on to become one of Hollywood's most sought after directors of photography, having worked with the likes of Martin Scorcese, Francis Ford Coppola and Robert Redford on many of their films. A three-time Oscar®-nominee, today he works and lives in Berlin.