| February 20, 1935 (1935-02-20) Los Angeles, California, United States|
November 29, 1996, Los Angeles, California, United States
Jeff Cronenweth, Tim Cronenweth, Christie Cronenweth
Blade Runner, Altered States, Peggy Sue Got Married, Stop Making Sense, State of Grace
Jeff Cronenweth, Hampton Fancher, David Peoples, Michael Deeley, Lawrence G Paull
Jordan Cronenweth Wikipedia
Jordan Scott Cronenweth, (February 20, 1935 – November 29, 1996) was an American cinematographer based in Los Angeles.
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.
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.
He was also replaced two weeks into the production of Alien³ after falling ill, and died in 1996 at the age of 61.
A 2003 poll of his peers conducted by the International Cinematographers Guild placed Cronenweth among the ten most influential cinematographers of all time.
He and his wife Carol had three children, Christie Cronenweth, Tim Cronenweth, and two-time Oscar-nominated cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth.Nominated: Academy Award for Best Cinematography; Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
Nominated: BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography; Blade Runner (1982)
Won: ASC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases; Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
Nominated: BSC Award for Best Cinematography; Blade Runner (1982)
Won: LAFC Award for Best Cinematography; Blade Runner (1982)
Won: NYCC Award; Blade Runner (1982)