Esteemed cinematographer known for his long, durable association with Sidney Lumet. Trained at the Polish Film School in his native Lódz. After he immigrated to the U.S.A. he began working in commercials filming hundreds of memorable spots for IBM, Xerox, American Express, Pepsi ,Coca Cola, Chrysler revival with Lee Iacocca, Toyota and hundreds more. Breakthrough film was his work on the gritty urban thriller Prince of the City his first collaboration with Sidney Lumet. Bartkowiak worked on the director's next 11 films over the next 12 years. Bartkowiak became much in demand after his taut camera work in Speed and has worked three times for Barbra Streisand in Broadway Album Video, Nuts and The Mirror Has Two Faces. Some of the directors that Bartkowiak collaborated with are James Ivory, John Huston, Tony Scott, Billy Friedkin James Brooks, Ivan Reitman, Jan de Bont, Dick Donner, Taylor Hackford Producer Joel Silver started his directorial career with Romeo Must Die. And continued with Exit Wounds, Cradle to the Grave. Recently re released DOOM on Netflix, was called one of the best 15 action films .