Janusz Zygmunt Kamiński ( Polish: ; born June 27, 1959) is a Polish [ˌjanuʂ kaˈmiɲskʲi] [1 ] cinematographer and film director who started his career in the United States. He rose to fame in the 1990s following (1991) and Cool as Ice (1993). Since then, he has photographed all of Schindler's List Steven Spielberg's films. He won the [4 ] Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his cinematography of Schindler's List and (1998). In recent years, Kamiński has also moved into the field of directing. Saving Private Ryan
Life and career [ edit ]
Kamiński was born in
Ziębice, Poland, the son of mother, Jadwiga Celner, and father, Marian Kaminski. He emigrated at the age of 21—after [5 ] Prime Minister Jaruzelski imposed martial law in 1981—to the United States.
Columbia College in Chicago from 1982 to 1987, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree, taking up film making as a profession before transferring to the [2 ] AFI Conservatory, where he graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree.
Kamiński was first discovered by
Steven Spielberg in 1991. After seeing the television film , Spielberg hired Kamiński to shoot Wildflower , a television film in which Spielberg served as producer. Class of '61 [6 ]
He twice won the
Academy Award for Best Cinematography in the 1990s, for and Schindler's List . He has been nominated four additional times for Saving Private Ryan , Amistad , The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and War Horse . In 2010, he was awarded the Franklin J. Schaffer Alumni Medal by the AFI Conservatory. Lincoln [7 ]
Kamiński was married to actress
Holly Hunter from 1995 until 2001. He married ABC reporter Rebecca Rankin in 2004. [8 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Cinematographer [ edit ]
Film director [ edit ]
(2000) Lost Souls
American Dream (2011)
References [ edit ]
^ a b "Can Kaminski clinch Oscar for Lincoln?". Polskie Radio. February 22, 2013 . Retrieved February 27, 2013.
^ a b "Spot On: Mauro Fiore", Demo, January 2010, Columbia College, Chicago
^ "RECENT AFI ALUMNI AND FELLOW AWARDS & HONORS", AFI Conservatory website
^ He Makes It Look Picture-perfect, Los Angeles Times, November 21, 2007
^ "Janusz Kaminski (1959–)". Filmreference . Retrieved 2009-08-05.
^ Mamelstein, David (February 20, 2013). "Spielberg's Eye". Wall Street Journal . Retrieved February 27, 2013.
^ Sullivan, Michael (June 10, 2010). "AFI awards Kaminski". Variety. Reed Business Information . Retrieved February 27, 2013.
^ "Rebecca Rankin and Janusz Kaminski". Variety. Reed Business Information. February 16, 2004 . Retrieved February 27, 2013.
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