Elliott Marks

Visual Artist

1941 – 2003


Who was Elliott Marks?

Elliott Marks was a movie stills photographer who was posthumously awarded the first Still Photographer Award by the International Cinematographers Guild Publicists Awards in 2004. According to the award citation: "Marks devoted 25 years of his life to capturing some of the best images from an array of classic Hollywood films. His credits include Pirates of the Caribbean, The Horse Whisperer, Clueless, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Annie and Rocky."

Elliott Stephen Marks was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1941. After a career as a wildlife photographer he gained his first screen credit as the still photographer for Jonathan Livingston Seagull in 1973. In 1996, Marks was inducted as a founding member of the Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers. He was the recipient of the Society of Operating Cameramen's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Marks was married to Deborah Klar. He also fathered a son, Harrison, by his first wife Andie.

The movie Starsky & Hutch was dedicated to Marks.

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Dec 3, 1941
  • Canada
Jul 9, 2003

on July 23, 2013


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