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Oscar Winning Cinematographer

ARRESTED

For DUI

8/18/2012 7:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Legendary cinematographer Robert Richardson -- who has worked on films like "Aviator" and "Hugo" -- was arrested Friday night on suspicion of DUI, this according to law enforcement sources.

Our sources tell us ... the three-time Oscar winner was driving around Los Angeles last night around 9:25 PM when he was pulled over for a traffic violation.

We're told the officer on scene smelled alcohol on his breath and asked Richardson to get out of the car to perform field sobriety tests ... which, according to our sources, he totally BOMBED.

According to our sources, Richardson was then hauled off to the police station where he blew almost TWICE the legal limit.

Richardson spent the night in jail and was released early this morning.

FYI -- The dude's resumé is pretty amazing ... he did the cinematography for "Django Unchained," "Hugo," "Shutter Island," "Inglorious Basterds," "Eat, Pray, Love" "The Horse Whisperer" and "A Few Good Men" ... just to name a few.

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robvale    

He shot CASINO too, as well as Natural Born Killers

706 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Just waiting for the Vehicle Manslaughter while under the influence to make it on that list.

706 days ago
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I LOVE MY NIPPLES    

He was also sent to prison years ago for making and saleing bongs from a wherehouse in Gardena, Ca.....The man just loves messing with you Tommy Chong but you and Cheech still rock!...Cheech n Chong forever!!!xoxoxoxo

706 days ago
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Phatrick    

He will pay it off too. It's good to be white!!!

706 days ago
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sue    

These RICH people out WEST why don't they have the BRAINS to hire a driver when they have a few drinks "over or right at the legal limit' ?????????????
Some people just do not have common sense
geezzzzz already...........

706 days ago
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MAX    

NO ONE CARES ABOUT ALL THIS DUI CRAP YOU PRINT

706 days ago
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James R. - Los Angeles    

YAWN . . .

706 days ago
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verlinda    

HOLLYWOOD *******S. YOU ARE NOT ABOVE THE LAW. YOU CAN NOT DRINK AND DRIVE.

706 days ago
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pattycake    

most DPs are drunks no surprise

706 days ago
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Bob    

Are you sure that this isn't a photo of Tommy Chong?

706 days ago
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joe blow    

man tmz is one desperate desperate DESPERATE to make a story website. i mean can they grab any harder to put a story on the headlines? this type of media is a major contributor to society decline.

706 days ago
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C    

Bob is awesome! This sucks, but he is awesome! Very good guy - worked with him. Yeah - so stupid not to just order a cab...dumb.dumb.dumb.

706 days ago
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JimmyB    

Isn't that Tommy Chong?

706 days ago
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Quinn Stone    

Like most Hollywood A-holes in L.A. he will get off with a slap on the wrist and some bullsh]t fine. Mark my word this is going to happen. The justice system in California is truly F*cked.

706 days ago
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buzz kill    

Is that father time?

706 days ago
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