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November 2, 2012 10:23 AM
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'Breaking the Waves,' 'Dead Man' DP Robby Muller to Receive ASC Award

Holland native Robby Müller, NSC, BVK, will be among the 2012 honorees at the 27th annual American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards. The cinematographer of indie film classics “Dead Man,” “Breaking the Waves” and “Repo Man” will receive the international achievement award at the ASC’s Feb. 10 ceremony in Los Angeles.

Also receiving special honors will be Oscar winner Dean Semler ASC, ACS (“Dances With Wolves,” “Apocalypto,” “In the Land of Blood and Honey”), who will receive the lifetime achievement award; Rodney Charters, ASC, CSC (“24,” “TekWar,” “Nash Bridges”), who will receive the career achievement in television award; and former ASC technology committee chairman Curtis Clark, ASC (“Dominick and Eugene,” “Extremities”), who will receive the President’s Award.

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“We are thrilled to be honoring this extraordinary group of artists,” said ASC president Stephen Lighthill. “Each of these individuals has made an indelible impact on our profession, and the industry as a whole.”

Müller’s career stretches back more than four decades and includes collaborations with Wim Wenders, Jim Jarmusch, Lars von Trier and William Friedkin on films such as “Summer in the City,” “The Scarlet Letter,” “Until the End of the World,” “Paris, Texas,” “Down By Law,” “Barfly,” “Dancer in the Dark,” “Repo Man” and “To Live and Die in L.A.,” among others. Independent-minded throughout, his last credits included Michael Winterbottom’s “24 Hour Party People” (2002) and Jarmusch’s “Coffee and Cigarettes” (2003).

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