Born: New York City, New York, USA
Harris Savides (September 28, 1957 – October 9, 2012) was an American cinematographer. Notable films include Gus Van Sants young death trilogy (Gerry, Elephant, and Last Days), and the Van Sant films Milk, Finding Forrester, and Restless; David Finchers The Game, Zodiac, and the opening title sequence in Seven; Martin Scorseses short film The Key to Reserva; Wong Kar Wais short film The Follow; Ridley Scotts American Gangster; Woody Allens Whatever Works; Sofia Coppolas Somewhere and The Bling Ring; Noah Baumbachs Greenberg and Margot at the Wedding; and John Turturros Illuminata.Savides also won a Best Cinematographer New York Film Critics Circle award in 2003 for his cinematography work in Gerry and Elephant. Savides was also nominated five times for Best Cinematographer in the Independent Spirit Awards for his cinematography in Gerry, Elephant, Last Days, Milk and Greenberg. In 2007, Savides was nominated for a Satellite Award for Best Cinematography for Zodiac. In 2008, Savides was nominated for a BAFTA award for Best Cinematographer in American Gangster. In 2011, Savides was nominated for a Best Cinematography National Society of Film Critics Award for his cinematography work in Somewhere.
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