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

Andrzej Bartkowiak
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Bartkowiak at the premiere of Doom, October 2005
Born (1950-03-06) March 6, 1950 (age 69)
Film director
Years active1973–present
Diane Venora
(m. 1980; div. 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 Sidney 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 grossed $91 million at the box office [3]. 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.


As cinematographerEdit

As directorEdit


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.

Artist 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. ^ "Romeo Must Die". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2015-05-14.

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