Andrzej Bartkowiak

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Andrzej Bartkowiak
Andrzej Bartkowiak.jpg
Bartkowiak at the premiere of Doom, October 2005
Born (1950-03-06) March 6, 1950 (age 66)
Łódź, Poland
Occupation Cinematographer
Film director
Years active 1973–present
Spouse(s) Diane Venora (1980-1989)

Andrzej Bartkowiak, A.S.C. (born 6 March 1950) is a Polish cinematographer[1] and director.[2]


In the early 1980s, Bartkowiak was cinematographer on three films that received Academy Award nominations for Best Picture: The Verdict, Terms of Endearment, and Prizzi's Honor. During that decade, Bartkowiak also developed a close working relationship with director Sydney Lumet, acting as director of photography on almost all of Lumet's movies between 1981 (Prince of the City) and 1993 (Guilty as Sin).

Bartkowiak made his directorial debut with Romeo Must Die a martial-arts action film starring Jet Li and Aaliyah, which was a huge hit at the box-office,[citation needed] a year later he made the action thriller film Exit Wounds starring Steven Seagal, the film was a hit in theaters.[citation needed] Cradle 2 the Grave was a moderate success at the box-office.[citation needed]

Later he teamed up with Ashok Amritraj's Hyde Park Entertainment and Capcom to direct Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li.

In 2010, he worked as cinematographer in the thriller Trespass, directed by Joel Schumacher, both had collaborated before on Falling Down.

In December 2011, Hannibal Production hired Bartkowiak to direct an action-adventure $16 million budgeted film Beneath the Deep, which was scripted by Armand Speca. While Richard Rionda Del Castro produced the film.[3]


Year Film Credited as
Director Cinematography
1976 Deadly Hero Yes
1979 3 by Cheever: The 5:48 Yes
1981 Prince of the City Yes
1982 Deathtrap Yes
The Verdict Yes
1983 Daniel Yes
Terms of Endearment Yes
1984 Garbo Talks Yes
1985 Prizzi's Honor Yes
1986 Power Yes
The Morning After Yes
1987 Nuts Yes
1988 Twins Yes
1989 Family Business Yes
1990 Q&A Yes
1991 Hard Promises Yes
1992 A Stranger Among Us Yes
1993 Falling Down Yes
Guilty as Sin Yes
1994 Speed Yes
1995 A Good Man in Africa Yes
Losing Isaiah Yes
Species Yes
Jade Yes
1996 The Mirror Has Two Faces Yes
1997 Dante's Peak Yes
The Devil's Advocate Yes
1998 U.S. Marshals Yes
Lethal Weapon 4 Yes
2000 Gossip Yes
Romeo Must Die Yes
Thirteen Days Yes
2001 Exit Wounds Yes
2003 Cradle 2 the Grave Yes
2005 Doom Yes
2009 Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li Yes
2011 Trespass Yes


During his first films as a director he collaborated a few times with the rapper DMX and the actors Anthony Anderson, Jet Li and Isaiah Washington.

Romeo Must Die Exit Wounds Cradle 2 the Grave
Jet Li
Anthony Anderson
Isaiah Washington
Tom Arnold

As cinematographer Bartkowiak has collaborated with several well-known film directors such as Sidney Lumet,[1] Joel Schumacher and Roger Donaldson.


  1. ^ a b "Andrzej Bartkowiak". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ Brennan, Sandra. "Andrzej Bartkowiak Biography". Allmovie. Retrieved March 2, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Andrzej Bartkowiak Aboard To Direct Action Pic 'Beneath The Deep'". December 21, 2011. Retrieved September 11, 2015. 

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