Michael Ballhaus's Interesting Facts

#Fact
1 Visiting the set of "Lola Montes" and watching the cinematographer Christian Matras was an inspiration to the young Ballhaus, whose aunt was married to the film's director, Max Ophuls.
2 Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) since 1987.
3 First German cinematographer to be honored by the American Society of Cinematographers (2007).
4 Got to know Rainer Werner Fassbinder, with whom he made 15 movies, in the late 1960s.
5 Lives in Berlin, Franconia and New York.
6 Son of stage actors Oskar Ballhaus and Lena Hutter.
7 Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 2003.
8 Father of Jan Sebastian Ballhaus and Florian Ballhaus.
9 Head of jury at the Berlin International Film Festival 1990
10 Member of jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1996
Sources:
IMDB, Wikipedia


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