'Easy Rider' Cinematographer Kovacs Dies at 74 Acclaimed cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs died in his sleep Sunday night at the age of 74. Among the dozens of films he shot over five decades: Easy Rider, Paper Moon, Five Easy Pieces and Shampoo.
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'Easy Rider' Cinematographer Kovacs Dies at 74

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'Easy Rider' Cinematographer Kovacs Dies at 74

'Easy Rider' Cinematographer Kovacs Dies at 74

'Easy Rider' Cinematographer Kovacs Dies at 74

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Acclaimed cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs has died at the age of 74. Kovacs died Sunday night in his sleep; the cause of death has not been determined.

Among the dozens of films he shot over five decades: Easy Rider, Paper Moon, Five Easy Pieces and Shampoo.

Director Peter Bogdanovich, who worked with Kovacs numerous times, talks with Robert Siegel about the Hungarian-born cinematographer's style and his influence on American film.