Janusz Kaminski

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Date of Birth June 27, 1959
Place of Birth Ziebice, Poland
Age 61 years old
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Janusz Kamiński

Janusz Zygmunt Kamiński is a Polish cinematographer and director of film and television, who started his career in the United States. He rose to fame in the 1990s with his work on Schindler's List. He has established a partnership with Steven Spielberg, working as a cinematographer on his movies since 1993. He won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan. In recent years, Kamiński has also moved into the field of directing, first with the horror film Lost Souls, and later television series like The Event and The Divide. In 2019, the American Society of Cinematographers included Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan, both shot by Kamiński, on the list of the best-photographed films of the 20th century.

Born: Janusz Zygmunt Kamiński, June 27, 1959, Ziębice, Lower Silesia, Poland
Nationality: Polish
Alma mater: Columbia College Chicago (B.A, 1987), AFI Conservatory (M.F.A, 1987)
Occupation: Cinematographer, film director, television director
Years active: 1986–present
Organization: American Film Institute
Awards: Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Schindler's List (1993), Saving Private Ryan (1998), BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography, Schindler's List (1993), Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2008), Satellite Award for Best Cinematography, Amistad (1997), The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2008)
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About Janusz Kaminski

Academy Award-winning cinematographer and director whose work included photography for Saving Private Ryan and Schindler's List.

Before Fame

He escaped to the United States after Poland's prime minister declared martial law.


He won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan.

Family Life

He was married to Holly Hunter from 1995 to 2001.


He was nominated for a Best Cinematography Oscar for the film Lincoln, which starred Daniel Day Lewis.

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  • Best Cinematographer Academy Award winners
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Latest information about Janusz Kaminski updated on January 18, 2021.