Jacques Haitkin

American cinematographer (1950–2023) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jacques Adam Haitkin (August 29, 1950 – March 21, 2023)[2][1] was an American cinematographer. He was best known as the cinematographer for Wes Craven's slasher film A Nightmare on Elm Street.

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Jacques Haitkin
Jacques Adam Haitkin

(1950-08-29)August 29, 1950[1]
DiedMarch 21, 2023(2023-03-21) (aged 72)
Other namesJacques Haitken
Years active1972–2023
Notable workA Nightmare on Elm Street

Haitkin studied at the film school of New York University and American Film Institute, and graduated in 1975.[1] He was well-known mainly as a horror film cinematographer, especially on films by Craven and Jack Sholder.

He also worked as additional or second unit director of photography on The Expendables, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: The Last Stand, Furious 7, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Captain America: Civil War, Kong: Skull Island and The Fate of the Furious.

Haitkin died at his assisted living community in Portola Gardens in San Francisco, California, on March 21, 2023, at the age of 72. He died from complications related to ALS and leukemia.[3][4]