Janusz Kaminski

About Janusz Kaminski

Who is it?: Cinematographer, Camera Department, Director
Birth Day: June 27, 1959
Birth Place:  Ziebice, Dolnoslaskie, Poland, Poland
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 American Society of Cinematographers
Spouse(s): Holly Hunter (m. 1995; div. 2001) Rebecca Rankin (m. 2004; div. 2010)
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)

Janusz Kaminski

Janusz Kaminski was born on June 27, 1959 in  Ziebice, Dolnoslaskie, Poland, Poland, is Cinematographer, Camera Department, Director. Janusz Kaminski is a Polish cinematographer and film director. 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 (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998).His other film's as an cinematographer includes Amistad (1997), A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), Catch Me If You Can (2002), The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007), War Horse (2011), Lincoln (2012), Bridge of Spies (2015), The BFG (2016), and Ready Player One (2018).
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Popular As Janusz Kaminski
Occupation Cinematographer
Age 61 years old
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Born June 27, 1959 ( Ziebice, Dolnoslaskie, Poland, Poland)
Birthday June 27
Town/City  Ziebice, Dolnoslaskie, Poland, Poland
Nationality Poland

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Janusz Kaminski’s zodiac sign is Cancer. According to astrologers, the sign of Cancer belongs to the element of Water, just like Scorpio and Pisces. Guided by emotion and their heart, they could have a hard time blending into the world around them. Being ruled by the Moon, phases of the lunar cycle deepen their internal mysteries and create fleeting emotional patterns that are beyond their control. As children, they don't have enough coping and defensive mechanisms for the outer world, and have to be approached with care and understanding, for that is what they give in return.

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Janusz Kaminski was born in the Year of the Pig. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Pig are extremely nice, good-mannered and tasteful. They’re perfectionists who enjoy finer things but are not perceived as snobs. They enjoy helping others and are good companions until someone close crosses them, then look out! They’re intelligent, always seeking more knowledge, and exclusive. Compatible with Rabbit or Goat.

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He attended Columbia College in Chicago from 1982 to 1987, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree, taking up film making as a profession before transferring to the AFI Conservatory, where he graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree. He worked under Cinematographer Phedon Papamichael, first as a gaffer, then as chief lighting technician, and eventually second unit DP. He shot numerous B-movies for Director Roger Corman and Director Katt Shea, as well as the romantic musical comedy Cool as Ice, starring Vanilla Ice.


He twice won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography in the 1990s, for Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan. He has been nominated four additional times for Amistad, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, War Horse and Lincoln. In 2010, he was awarded the Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal by the AFI Conservatory.


Kamiński was first discovered by Steven Spielberg in 1991. After seeing the television film Wildflower, Spielberg hired Kamiński to shoot Class of '61, a television film in which Spielberg served as Producer.


Kamiński was married to Actress Holly Hunter from 1995 until 2001. He married ABC reporter Rebecca Rankin in 2004. They divorced in 2010.


Kamiński was born in Ziębice, Poland, the son of mother, Jadwiga Celner, and father, Marian Kaminski. He emigrated at the age of 21—after Prime Minister Jaruzelski imposed martial law in 1981—to the United States.

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