|Jordan Scott Cronenweth|
February 20, 1935|
Los Angeles, California, US
|Died||November 29, 1996
Los Angeles, California, US
|Organization||American Society of Cinematographers|
|Known for||Blade Runner
Peggy Sue Got Married
A contemporary of Conrad Hall, he was best known for his work on numerous classic films, including Zandy's Bride, Gable and Lombard, Altered States, and Peggy Sue Got Married, but is perhaps best remembered for his BAFTA Award-winning work on Blade Runner, cinematography lauded by some as among the best of all-time. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography and received an ASC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases, and he is widely considered one of the most influential cinematographers of all time.
Life and career
Born in Los Angeles, California on February 20, 1935, Cronenweth attended North Hollywood High School and later Los Angeles City College, majoring in Engineering. While in college he interned as a film lab assistant at Columbia Pictures acted as a cameraman on the 1955 musical film Oklahoma!.
Cronenweth was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1978. He continued working despite pain for 13 years. His widely acclaimed work on the iconic science fiction noir Blade Runner won the Best Cinematography Award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and got a BSC Award nomination and BAFTA Film Award. He won a 1987 ASC Award and earned an Academy Award nomination for Peggy Sue Got Married.
Cronenweth was initially hired as the director of photography for the film The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension but halfway through production producers replaced him with Fred J. Koenekamp.
Awards & Nominations
- Won: ASC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases; Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards
New York Film Critics Circle
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