Jordan Cronenweth (1935–1996)

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Jordan Cronenweth was born on February 20, 1935 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is known for Blade Runner (1982), Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) and Altered States (1980). He was married to Carolyn June Ervin. He died on November 29, 1996 in Los Angeles. See full bio »

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Blade Runner Cinematographer
Peggy Sue Got Married Cinematographer
Altered States Cinematographer
State of Grace Cinematographer


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 1999 U2: The Best of 1980-1990 (Video documentary) (video "When Love Comes To Town")
 1993 Michael Jackson: Who Is It (Music Video short)
 1992 Final Analysis (director of photography)
 1991 Paul McCartney's Get Back (Documentary)
 1990 Madonna: The Immaculate Collection (Video) (segment "Oh, Father")
 1990 State of Grace (director of photography)
 1989 Madonna: Oh Father (Music Video)
 1988 U2: Rattle and Hum (Documentary) (colour segment)
 1987 Gardens of Stone (director of photography)
 1986 Peggy Sue Got Married (director of photography)
 1984 Refuge of the Roads (Video)
 1984 Stop Making Sense (Documentary)
 1982 Best Friends (director of photography)
 1982 Blade Runner (director of photography)
 1981 Cutter's Way (director of photography)
 1980 Altered States (director of photography)
 1979 Transplant (TV Movie)
 1978 And I Alone Survived (TV Movie)
 1978 One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1977 Rolling Thunder (director of photography)
 1977 Citizens Band (director of photography)
 1976 Gable and Lombard (as Jordan S. Cronenweth)
 1974 The Front Page (director of photography - as Jordan S. Cronenweth)
 1974 The Nickel Ride (director of photography)
 1974 Zandy's Bride (director of photography)
 1973 Birds of Prey (TV Movie)
 1972 Play It As It Lays (director of photography)
 1972 Cry for Me, Billy (director of photography)
 1971 The Touch of Satan (director of photography - as Jordan S. Cronenweth)
 1970 Brewster McCloud (director of photography)
 1969 Trilogy (segment "A Christmas Memory", photography)
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series) (1 episode)
- A Christmas Memory (1966) ... (photography)
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Director of photography for U2 and B.B. King music video "When Love Comes to Town" (1989). See more »

Alternate Names:

Jordan S. Cronenweth


Carolyn June Ervin  (divorced)  (3 children)

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Began in the industry in 1957. Worked in the still photo lab at Columbia until 1961, when he became camera assistant to Conrad Hall. See more »


Rich and colorful visual style (most prominently featured in Blade Runner (1982))

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