Albert Maysles

Cinematographer, Director, Producer

Cinematographer, Director, Producer


Albert Maysles was born on November 26, 1926 in Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Albert Harry Maysles. He was a cinematographer and director, known for Grey Gardens (1975), Salesman (1969) and Gimme Shelter (1970). He was married to Gillian Walker. He died on March 5, 2015 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.
Birth date
1926-11-26
Death date
2015-03-05
Awards
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 28 wins & 15 nominations.
Height
5' 8" (1.73 m)

Known For


Grey Gardens
Grey Gardens
Cinematographer (1975)
Salesman
Salesman
Cinematographer (1969)
Gimme Shelter
Gimme Shelter
Cinematographer (1970)
Soldiers of Music
Soldiers of Music
Cinematographer (1991)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
CinematographerUntitled Budd Schulberg Project
(Documentary) (filming)
CinematographerThe Commentator
(Documentary) (post-production)
CinematographerFour Seasons Lodge
(Documentary)
2019
CinematographerIndependent Lens
(TV Series documentary) (3 episodes) - Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity (2015) - Grey Gardens: From East Hampton to Broadway (2007) - Stolen (2005)
2005-2015
CinematographerIn Transit
(Documentary)
2015/I
CinematographerIris
(Documentary)
2014/IX
CinematographerBorn to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity
(Documentary)
2014
CinematographerKeith Haring & the Moving Mural
(Documentary)
2013
CinematographerThe Secret of Trees
(Documentary short)
2013
CinematographerOne Night Stand
(Documentary)
2011/VI
CinematographerThe Love We Make
(TV Movie documentary)
2011
CinematographerMore Than a Paycheck: Mitchum Presents America's Hardest Workers
(TV Movie documentary)
2010
CinematographerGet Yer Ya Ya's Out
(Video documentary short)
2009
Cinematographer30 for 30
(TV Series documentary) (1 episode) - Muhammad and Larry (2009)
2009
CinematographerSouth of the Border
(Documentary)
2009
CinematographerFour Seasons Lodge
(Documentary)
2008
CinematographerClose Up: Portraits
(TV Movie documentary)
2008
CinematographerSoul Power
(Documentary)
2008
CinematographerA President to Remember
(Documentary)
2008
CinematographerSelf-Portrait with Cows Going Home and Other Works: A Portrait of Sylvia Plachy
(Documentary short)
2008
CinematographerA Case of Mistaken Identity?
(TV Movie documentary)
2008
CinematographerScapegoat on Trial2007
CinematographerClose-Up: Photographers at Work
(TV Movie documentary)
2007
CinematographerSally Gross: The Pleasure of Stillness
(Documentary)
2007
CinematographerThe Gates
(Documentary)
2007
CinematographerThe Beales of Grey Gardens
(Documentary)
2006
CinematographerWhen the Road Bends... Tales of a Gypsy Caravan
(Documentary)
2006
CinematographerNot a Photograph: The Mission of Burma Story
(Documentary)
2006
CinematographerCoffee Beans for a Life - Mein Überleben in Kolbuszowa
(Documentary)
2005
CinematographerPretty Things
(TV Movie documentary)
2005
CinematographerStolen
(Documentary)
2005/III
CinematographerThis Is an Adventure
(Video documentary)
2005
CinematographerSean O'Casey: Under a Coloured Cap
(TV Movie documentary)
2005
CinematographerCapital: Impressions of Early Empire
(Documentary)
2004
CinematographerIn Good Conscience: Sister Jeannine Gramick's Journey of Faith
(Documentary)
2004
CinematographerA Dog's Life: A Dogamentary
(Documentary)
2004
CinematographerThe Jeff Koons Show
(TV Movie documentary)
2004
CinematographerStages: Three Days in Mexico - Britney Spears
(Video documentary)
2002
CinematographerWith the Filmmaker: Portraits by Albert Maysles
(TV Series documentary)
2001
CinematographerThe Paris Review: Early Chapters
(Video)
2001
CinematographerLaLee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton
(TV Movie documentary)
2001
CinematographerGimme Shelter: Outtakes
(Video short) (as The Maysles Brothers, filmed by)
2000
CinematographerConcert of Wills: Making the Getty Center
(Documentary)
1997
CinematographerLetting Go: A Hospice Journey
(Documentary)
1996
CinematographerDem deutschen Volke
(Documentary)
1996
CinematographerWhen We Were Kings
(Documentary)
1996
CinematographerUmbrellas
(Documentary)
1994
CinematographerBaroque Duet
(TV Movie documentary) (director of photography)
1992
CinematographerAmerica Undercover
(TV Series documentary) (1 episode) - Abortion: Desperate Choices (1992)
1992
CinematographerLet the Good Times Roll: A Film About the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
(Video documentary)
1992
CinematographerSoldiers of Music
(Documentary)
1991
CinematographerThe Beatles: The First U.S. Visit
(Video documentary)
1991
CinematographerChristo in Paris
(Documentary)
1990
CinematographerJessye Norman Sings Carmen
(Documentary)
1989
CinematographerMaking of the Sports Illustrated 25th Anniversary Swimsuit Issue
(TV Special documentary)
1989
CinematographerIslands
(TV Movie documentary)
1987
CinematographerShake!: Otis at Monterey
(Documentary short)
1987
CinematographerHorowitz Plays Mozart
(Documentary)
1987
CinematographerJimi Plays Monterey
(Documentary)
1986
CinematographerOzawa
(TV Movie documentary)
1985
CinematographerVladimir Horowitz: The Last Romantic
(TV Movie documentary)
1985
CinematographerMuhammad and Larry
(Documentary short)
1980
CinematographerRunning Fence
(Documentary)
1977
CinematographerThe Grateful Dead
(Documentary)
1977
CinematographerGrey Gardens
(Documentary)
1975
CinematographerChristo's Valley Curtain
(Documentary short)
1974
CinematographerGimme Shelter
(Documentary) (as The Maysles Brothers, filmed by)
1970
CinematographerSalesman
(Documentary)
1969
CinematographerEmergency
(Short)
1968
CinematographerMonterey Pop
(Documentary) (filmed by)
1968
CinematographerA Journey to Jerusalem
(Documentary) (as The Maysles Brothers, filmed by)
1968
CinematographerOrson Welles in Spain
(Documentary short)
1966
CinematographerWith Love from Truman
(Documentary short)
1966
CinematographerMeet Marlon Brando
(Documentary short)
1966
CinematographerSean O'Casey: The Spirit of Ireland
(Short)
1965
CinematographerParis gesehen von...
(segment "Montparnasse-Levallois")
1965
CinematographerIBM: A Self-Portrait
(Documentary short)
1964
CinematographerThe Delegate
(TV Movie documentary)
1964
CinematographerWhat's Happening! The Beatles in the U.S.A.
(TV Movie documentary)
1964
CinematographerShowman
(Documentary)
1963
CinematographerIntegration Report I
(Documentary short)
1960
CinematographerOn the Pole
(Documentary)
1960
CinematographerPrimary
(Documentary)
1960
CinematographerABC Close-Up!
(TV Series documentary) (1 episode) - Yanki, No! (1960)
1960
CinematographerYouth in Poland
(Documentary)
1957
CinematographerPsychiatry in Russia
(Documentary short)
1955
RoleTitleYear
DirectorIn Transit
(Documentary)
2015/I
DirectorIris
(Documentary)
2014/IX
DirectorThe Secret of Trees
(Documentary short)
2013
DirectorFocus Forward: Short Films, Big Ideas
(Documentary short)
2012
DirectorThe Love We Make
(TV Movie documentary)
2011
DirectorMore Than a Paycheck: Mitchum Presents America's Hardest Workers
(TV Movie documentary)
2010
DirectorRufus Wainwright: Milwaukee at Last!!!
(Video)
2009
DirectorGet Yer Ya Ya's Out
(Video documentary short)
2009
Director30 for 30
(TV Series documentary) (1 episode) - Muhammad and Larry (2009)
2009
DirectorClose Up: Portraits
(TV Movie documentary)
2008
DirectorThe Addiction Project
(TV Series) (1 episode) - A Mother's Desperation (2007)
2007
DirectorSally Gross: The Pleasure of Stillness
(Documentary)
2007
DirectorThe Gates
(Documentary)
2007
DirectorAddiction
(TV Movie documentary) (segment "A Mother's Desperation")
2007
DirectorThe Beales of Grey Gardens
(Documentary)
2006
DirectorTime Piece
(Documentary) (segment "Ida, Ella & Willa")
2006
DirectorThis Is an Adventure
(Video documentary)
2005
DirectorWith the Filmmaker: Portraits by Albert Maysles
(TV Series documentary)
2001
DirectorLaLee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton
(TV Movie documentary)
2001
DirectorGimme Shelter: Outtakes
(Video short)
2000
DirectorConcert of Wills: Making the Getty Center
(Documentary)
1997
DirectorLetting Go: A Hospice Journey
(Documentary)
1996
DirectorConversations with the Rolling Stones
(TV Movie documentary)
1994
DirectorUmbrellas
(Documentary)
1994
DirectorSports Ilustrated: Swimsuit '92
(Video)
1992
DirectorBaroque Duet
(TV Movie documentary)
1992
DirectorAmerica Undercover
(TV Series documentary) (1 episode) - Abortion: Desperate Choices (1992)
1992
DirectorSoldiers of Music
(Documentary)
1991
DirectorThe Beatles: The First U.S. Visit
(Video documentary)
1991
DirectorChristo in Paris
(Documentary)
1990
DirectorJessye Norman Sings Carmen
(Documentary)
1989
DirectorIslands
(TV Movie documentary)
1987
DirectorHorowitz Plays Mozart
(Documentary) (a film by)
1987
DirectorOzawa
(TV Movie documentary)
1985
DirectorVladimir Horowitz: The Last Romantic
(TV Movie documentary)
1985
DirectorMuhammad and Larry
(Documentary short)
1980
DirectorRunning Fence
(Documentary)
1977
DirectorSix American Families
(TV Movie) (segment ": "The Burks of Georgia")
1976
DirectorGrey Gardens
(Documentary)
1975
DirectorChristo's Valley Curtain
(Documentary short) (as The Maysles Brothers)
1974
DirectorGimme Shelter
(Documentary)
1970
DirectorSalesman
(Documentary)
1969
DirectorMGM 1967 Promo Reel
(Documentary short) (co-director)
1967
DirectorOrson Welles in Spain
(Documentary short)
1966
DirectorWith Love from Truman
(Documentary short)
1966
DirectorMeet Marlon Brando
(Documentary short)
1966
DirectorCut Piece
(Documentary short)
1965
DirectorIBM: A Self-Portrait
(Documentary short)
1964
DirectorThe Delegate
(TV Movie documentary)
1964
DirectorWhat's Happening! The Beatles in the U.S.A.
(TV Movie documentary)
1964
DirectorShowman
(Documentary)
1963
DirectorABC Close-Up!
(TV Series documentary) (1 episode) - Adventures on the New Frontier (1961)
1961
DirectorYouth in Poland
(Documentary)
1957
DirectorPsychiatry in Russia
(Documentary short)
1955
RoleTitleYear
ProducerPoet against Prejudice
(Documentary short) (producer)
2014
ProducerA President to Remember
(Documentary) (producer - segment "Primary")
2008
ProducerScapegoat on Trial
(producer)
2007
ProducerThe Gates
(Documentary) (executive producer)
2007
ProducerConversations with the Rolling Stones
(TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
1994
ProducerAmerica Undercover
(TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode) - Abortion: Desperate Choices (1992) ... (producer)
1992
ProducerAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode) - James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket (1989) ... (executive producer)
1989
ProducerGrey Gardens
(Documentary) (producer - as The Maysles Brothers)
1975
ProducerChristo's Valley Curtain
(Documentary short) (producer)
1974
ProducerSalesman
(Documentary) (producer)
1969
ProducerOrson Welles in Spain
(Documentary short) (producer)
1966
ProducerWith Love from Truman
(Documentary short) (producer)
1966
ProducerCut Piece
(Documentary short) (producer)
1965
ProducerIBM: A Self-Portrait
(Documentary short) (producer)
1964
ProducerShowman
(Documentary) (producer)
1963
ProducerOpening in Moscow
(Documentary) (producer)
1959
RoleTitleYear
Camera and Electrical DepartmentThat Summer
(Documentary) (additional cinematography by)
2017
Camera and Electrical DepartmentThe 50 Year Argument
(Documentary) (additional photography)
2014
Camera and Electrical DepartmentNot a Photograph: The Mission of Burma Story
(Documentary) (additional photographer)
2006
Camera and Electrical DepartmentStolen
(Documentary) (camera operator)
2005/III
Camera and Electrical DepartmentThis Is an Adventure
(Video documentary) (camera operator)
2005
Camera and Electrical DepartmentIndependent Lens
(TV Series documentary) (camera operator - 1 episode) - Stolen (2005) ... (camera operator)
2005
Camera and Electrical DepartmentIlona, Upstairs
(Short) (camera operator)
2004
Camera and Electrical DepartmentOn Common Ground
(Documentary) (additional photographer)
2001
Camera and Electrical DepartmentB.B. King: Live in Africa
(Documentary short) (camera operator)
1974
Camera and Electrical DepartmentCelia Cruz and the Fania Allstars in Africa
(Documentary) (camera operator)
1974
Camera and Electrical DepartmentJanis
(Documentary) (additional photography)
1974
Camera and Electrical DepartmentGreat Performances
(TV Series) (cinematographer - 1 episode) - A Memory of Two Mondays (1971) ... (cinematographer: Arthur Miller introduction)
1971
Camera and Electrical DepartmentAll Eyes on Sharon Tate
(Documentary short) (additional photography - uncredited)
1966
Camera and Electrical DepartmentPrimary
(Documentary) (photographer)
1960
RoleTitleYear
Additional CrewLove, Hate & Propaganda: The Cold War
(TV Series documentary) (archival source - 1 episode) - Turning Up the Heat (2011) ... (archival source)
2011
Additional CrewMy So-Called Enemy
(Documentary) (advisor: boardroom)
2010
Additional CrewGrey Gardens
(TV Movie) (adviser to the production)
2009
Additional CrewCapturing the Friedmans
(Documentary) (particularly good advice)
2003
RoleTitleYear
EditorWith Love from Truman
(Documentary short)
1966
EditorIBM: A Self-Portrait
(Documentary short)
1964
RoleTitleYear
WriterConcert of Wills: Making the Getty Center
(Documentary)
1997
RoleTitleYear
ThanksClean Hands
(Documentary) (special thanks)
2019/I
ThanksWear
(acknowledgment)
2015
ThanksMiss Sharon Jones!
(Documentary) (in loving memory of)
2015
ThanksJanis: Little Girl Blue
(Documentary) (special thanks)
2015
ThanksStealing Cars
(in memory of)
2015
ThanksNosferatu vs. Father Pipecock & Sister Funk
(special thanks)
2014
ThanksThe First Season
(Documentary) (thank you)
2012
ThanksGrey Gardens
(TV Movie) (thanks)
2009
ThanksMorris Engel: The Independent
(Video documentary short) (special thanks)
2008
ThanksTwenty-Seven Stories
(Short) (special thanks)
2007
ThanksAll the King's Men
(special thanks)
2006
ThanksYellow Brick Road
(Documentary) (special thanks)
2005
ThanksIndependent Lens
(TV Series documentary) (special thanks - 1 episode) - Los Trabajadores/The Workers (2003) ... (special thanks)
2003
ThanksA Decade Under the Influence
(Documentary) (special thanks)
2003
ThanksThe Mark of Cain
(Documentary) (thank you)
2001
ThanksBye-Bye Babushka
(Documentary) (special thanks)
1997
ThanksThe Daytrippers
(the production team wishes to thank the following: for their generous contributions and support)
1996
ThanksThe Beatles Anthology
(TV Mini-Series documentary) (archive material courtesy of - 1 episode) - July '40 to March '63 (1995) ... (archive material courtesy of: excerpts filmed by Albert and David Maysles)
1995
ThanksSearching for Bobby Fischer
(the producers wish to thank: Maysles Films)
1993
ThanksThe Longest Shadow
(Documentary short) (very special thanks)
1991
ThanksGoing Hollywood: The '30s
(Documentary) (special thanks)
1984
RoleTitleYear
SelfIris
(Documentary) Self (uncredited)
2014/IX
SelfHow the Brits Rocked America
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Self - Go West: How the West Was Won (2012) ... Self
2012
SelfThe Lady and the Taxi Driver
Self
2011
SelfReflections on Media Ethics
(Documentary) Self
2011
SelfCitizen 3.0
(Documentary)
2008
SelfCapturing Reality
(Documentary) Self
2008
SelfMorris Engel: The Independent
(Video documentary short) Self
2008
SelfSelf-Portrait with Cows Going Home and Other Works: A Portrait of Sylvia Plachy
(Documentary short) Self
2008
SelfShine a Light
(Documentary) Self - Camera in Hand
2008
SelfWild Blue Yonder
(Documentary) Self
2007
SelfClose-Up: Photographers at Work
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2007
SelfKennwort Kino
(TV Series documentary) Self - Unter Brüdern (2007) ... Self
2007
SelfIndependent Lens
(TV Series documentary) Self - Director of Film Grey Gardens - Grey Gardens: From East Hampton to Broadway (2007) ... Self - Director of Film Grey Gardens
2007
SelfManufacturing Dissent
(Documentary) Self - Documentary Filmmaker
2007
SelfMy Nose
(Documentary short) Self
2007
SelfHow It Is with Phooie
(Documentary) Self
2007
SelfA Walk Into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory
(Documentary) Self
2007
SelfThe Beales of Grey Gardens
(Documentary) Self
2006
SelfNa plovárne
(TV Series) Self - Na plovárne s Albertem Mayslesem (2005) ... Self
2005
SelfPretty Things
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2005
SelfAmerican Biker
(Video documentary) Self
2005
SelfMatthew Gray Gubler's Life Aquatic Intern Journal
(Video documentary short) Self
2005
SelfGhosts of Grey Gardens
(Short) Self
2005
SelfMichael Moore Hates America
(Documentary) Self - Documentary Filmaker
2004
SelfTell Them Who You Are
(Documentary) Self
2004
SelfThe Making of the Beatles First US Visit
(Video documentary) Self - Filmmaker
2004
SelfThe Beatles: A Long and Winding Road
(Video documentary) Self
2003
SelfNew Scenes from America
(Documentary short) Self
2003
SelfTelevision in America: An Autobiography
(TV Series documentary) Self
2002
SelfHollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s
(TV Movie documentary) Self (uncredited)
2002
SelfIndie Truth: An Inquiry Into the Documentary
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2002
SelfIndependent View
(TV Series documentary) Self
2002
SelfThe Beatles Revolution
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2000
SelfGimme Shelter: Outtakes
(Video short) Self
2000
SelfCinéma Vérité: Defining the Moment
(Documentary)
2000
SelfHistory's Mysteries
(TV Series documentary) Self - Hell's Angels (1998) ... Self
1998
SelfVladimir Horowitz: The Last Romantic
(TV Movie documentary) Self (uncredited)
1985
SelfGrey Gardens
(Documentary) Self (uncredited)
1975
SelfGimme Shelter
(Documentary) Self (uncredited)
1970
SelfCamera Three
(TV Series) Self - Interviewee - The Maysles Brothers (1969) ... Self - Interviewee
1969
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageRobert Drew & Associates at the Museum of Tolerance
(Video documentary short) Self
2016
Archive footageThe Oscars
(TV Special) Self - In Memoriam
2016
Archive footageGet All That, Ant?
(Documentary)
2015
Archive footageThe 67th Primetime Emmy Awards
(TV Special) Self - In Memoriam
2015
Archive footageTheater Talk
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Honeymoon in Vegas and Remembering Albert Maysles (2015) ... Self - Guest
2015
Archive footageGreat Performances
(TV Series) Self - Vladimir Horowitz: A Reminiscence (1993) ... Self
1993