Bartkowiak at the premiere of Doom, October 2005
March 6, 1950 |
|Spouse(s)||Diane Venora (1980-1989)|
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, a year later he made the action thriller film Exit Wounds starring Steven Seagal, the film was a hit in theaters. Cradle 2 the Grave was a moderate success at the box-office.
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.
According to IMDb Mr. Bartkowiak is directing anti-human trafficking real life FBI rescue feature of Land of the Free on August 2016 with Marie Paquim, Rance Howard, Christopher Rich, and Ricarte Rivera.
|1979||3 by Cheever: The 5:48||Yes|
|1981||Prince of the City||Yes|
|Terms of Endearment||Yes|
|The Morning After||Yes|
|1992||A Stranger Among Us||Yes|
|Guilty as Sin||Yes|
|1995||A Good Man in Africa||Yes|
|1996||The Mirror Has Two Faces||Yes|
|The Devil's Advocate||Yes|
|Lethal Weapon 4||Yes|
|Romeo Must Die||Yes|
|2003||Cradle 2 the Grave||Yes|
|2009||Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li||Yes|
|Romeo Must Die||Exit Wounds||Cradle 2 the Grave|