|Victor Milner, A.S.C.|
Victor Milner, A.S.C., at Port Said in 1913 with his pioneer camera and African assistant
December 15, 1893|
New York, New York
|Died||October 29, 1972
Los Angeles, California
Board member of
|A.S.C. (President 1937 to 1939)|
Victor Milner, A.S.C. (December 15, 1893 – October 29, 1972) (sometimes Victor Miller) was an American cinematographer. He was nominated for ten cinematography Academy Awards, winning once for 1934 Cleopatra. Milner worked on more than 130 films, including dramas (Broken Lullaby), comedies (Unfaithfully Yours), film noir (Dark City), and Westerns (The Furies).
Milner began his career in the film industry as a lab assistant at the age of 15. He then worked as a projectionist and a newsreel cameraman until 1914 when he became a full-time cinematographer. Later he became known for the epic look he lent to Cecil B. DeMille film productions. Milner was a founding member of the American Society of Cinematographers and president of the ASC from 1937 to 1939.