Robby Müller Bio (Biography)
Robby Müller Wife
|Andrea, a magazine picture editor, whom he married in 1993.|
Robby Müller Born
|He was born on 4 April 1940 Willemstad, Curaçao, Kingdom of the Netherlands|
Robby Müller Died
|He died on 4 July 2018 (aged 78) in Amsterdam|
Robby Müller Cause of death
|Vascular Dementia. Brain damage caused by multiple strokes.|
Robby Müller Biography
Müller was born in Curaçao, then Netherlands Antilles on 4 April 1940. He moved to Amsterdam in 1953. He went to study at the Netherlands Film Academy from 1962 to 1964. Müller worked as a cinematographer on some shorts films before collaborating with Wim Wenders on his first feature, Summer in the City (1970). The two went on to make many more movies together such as Alice in the Cities (1974), Kings of the Road (1976), The American Friend (1977), and Paris, Texas (1984).
Besides his career in the movie industry with Wenders, Müller contributed to both mainstream US productions and independent films. His other work includes the hazy, yellow-tinted cinematography of William Friedkin’s To Live and Die in LA (1985), Sally Potter’s The Tango Lesson (1997), Dom Rotheroe’s My Brother Tom (2001), Lars von Trier’s starkly shot films, Breaking the Waves (1996) and Dancer in the Dark (2000), and Jim Jarmusch’s gritty looking films Down by Law (1986), Mystery Train (1989), Dead Man (1995) and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999).
Robby Müller Awards and Nominations
- 1975 & 1991 Deutscher Filmpreis, Best Cinematography
- 1984 Bavarian Film Award, Best Cinematography
- 1996 New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cinematographer, for Breaking the Waves.
- 2009 Bert Haanstra Oeuvreprijs for his lifeworks.
- 2013 American Society of Cinematographers International Achievement Award for his lifeworks.
- 2016 Manaki Brothers Film Festival Golden Camera 300 for life achievement
Robby Müller Death and Cause
Robby Müller died at the age of 78 on 4 July 2018 in his residence in Amsterdam. He was suffering from from vascular dementia for several years which left him unable to talk or move independently. Müller is survived by his wife Andrea, a magazine picture editor, who he married in 1993.
In the Web-Twitter
"After my first film in Hollywood, I could have been booked out for a year, maintained myself there, got a Green Card, joined the union. But it's not really my world." -Robby Müller pic.twitter.com/sYdeVE2eOd
— Janus Films (@janusfilms) July 4, 2018
Just to give people an idea of what we’ve lost – a still from Paris, Texas, where Robby Müller was cinematographer.
— Tom Atkinson (@Nosniktamot) July 4, 2018