Gordon Willis, the groundbreaking cinematographer who shot the "Godfather" movies for Francis Ford Coppola and "Annie Hall" and "Manhattan" for Woody Allen, has died, American Society of Cinematographers President Richard Crudo confirmed Monday. He was 82.

No other details were immediately available.

Nicknamed the "Prince of Darkness" by fellow cinematographer Conrad Hall, Willis was known for his daring use of shadow and striking chiaroscuro.