Adam Greenberg

Director of photography
Talented Polish-born cinematographer, raised in Tel Aviv, who became one of Israel's most respected directors of photography before being courted by Hollywood. Greenberg worked for three years as a newsreel cameraman in ... Read more »
Born: in Poland

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (60)

Snakes on a Plane 2006 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Big Red One: The Reconstruction 2005 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Collateral Damage 2002 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Santa Clause 2 2002 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Inspector Gadget 1999 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Rush Hour 1998 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Sphere 1998 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Eraser 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

First Knight 1995 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Junior 1994 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

North 1994 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Renaissance Man 1994 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Blake Edwards' Son of the Pink Panther 1993 (Movie)

(main title sequence) (Director of Photography)

Dave 1993 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Sister Act 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Toys 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

3 Men and a Little Lady 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Ghost 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Love Hurts 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Turner & Hooch 1989 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Worth Winning 1989 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Alien Nation 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Spellbinder 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

La Bamba 1987 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Near Dark 1987 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Three Men and A Baby 1987 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A Walk on the Moon 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Iron Eagle 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Jocks 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Ladies Club 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Wisdom 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Once Bitten 1985 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Private Resort 1985 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Ambassador 1985 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

War and Love 1985 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Over the Brooklyn Bridge 1984 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Safari 3000 1984 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Terminator 1984 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

10 to Midnight 1983 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Remembrance of Love 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Paradise 1982 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Sapiches 1981 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Seed of Innocence 1981 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Last American Virgin 1981 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Big Red One 1980 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Yotzim Kavua 1978 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Entebbe: Operation Thunderbolt 1977 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Uranium Conspiracy 1977 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Belfer 1976 (Movie)

(Photography)

Diamonds 1975 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Passover Plot 1975 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Michael Sheli 1974 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Abu el Banat 1972 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

The House on Chelouche Street 1972 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Ani Ohev Otach Rosa 1971 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Peeping Toms 1971 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Madron 1969 (Movie)

(Photography)

A Woman Called Golda (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Mary and Joseph: A Story of Faith (TV Show)

Director of Photography
Actor (1)

Cinematographer Style 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Talented Polish-born cinematographer, raised in Tel Aviv, who became one of Israel's most respected directors of photography before being courted by Hollywood. Greenberg worked for three years as a newsreel cameraman in Israel and also racked up credits on over 150 Israeli TV-movies and commercials. A prolific artist, Greenberg worked on many features in the 1970s, most notably with director Moshe Mizrahi, several of which ("I Love You Rosa" 1972, "The House on Chelouche Street" 1973) were nominated for Best Foreign Film Oscars.

Greenberg gradually moved from intimate dramas toward more action-oriented fare, which suited him well when Hollywood came calling. Although he had worked on the routine US-produced Western, "Madron" (1970), which was shot in Israel, his first notable American film was Sam Fuller's expansive, hard-hitting and poetic war drama "The Big Red One" (1980). That same year he would also work with Boaz Davidson, an Israeli colleague from several past films, on "Seed of Innocence". Greenberg's Hollywood breakthrough, though, came with the exciting sci-fi actioner, "The Terminator" (1984), whose cinematography evoked both the dark, steamy violence of film noir and the coldly riveting grimness of high-tech fantasy. Greenberg and director James Cameron would team again for an excellent and more elaborate sequel, "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" (1991). Other work, meanwhile, has shown a flair for the slick imagery suited to modern screen horror, as with Kathryn Bigelow's striking "Near Dark" (1987) and the gentler fantasies of "Ghost" (1990).

Greenberg has also continued to work in drama ("La Bamba" 1987) and farce ("Three Men and a Baby" 1987). Indeed, his 90s work has suggested a move to milder fare, especially comedy, shooting the blockbusters "Sister Act" (1992) and "Dave" (1993). He returned to the action genre with "Eraser" (1996), Barry Levinson's sci-fi-themed "Sphere" (1997) and the Jackie Chan-Chris Tucker vehicle "Rush Hour" (1998).

Milestones

1998

Shot the Jackie Chan-Chris Tucker vehicle "Rush Hour"

1997

Created the underwater look for Barry Levinson's sci-fi flick "Sphere"

1995

Served as director of photography on "First Knight"

1994

Reteamed with Reitman and star Schwarzenegger for "Junior"

1993

Shot the political comedy "Dave", helmed by Ivan Reitman

1991

Received an Oscar nomination for his work on the feature, "Terminator 2: Judgment Day"

1984

Breakthrough hit film in the USA, "The Terminator", starring Arnold Schwarzenegger

1980

Began working in the USA full-time

1979

Worked with director Boaz Davidson in both Israel and the USA; earliest collaborations included "Yotzim Kavua"

1975

Began collaborating with director Menahem Golan; earliest work together included the film, "Diamonds"

1972

Collaborated with director Moshe Mizrahi on several films beginning with "Ani Ohev Otach Rosa/I Love You Rosa"

1969

Earliest film credits included the cinematography on the US-produced feature shot in Israel, "Madron"

Worked for three years as a newsreel cameraman in Israel

Grew up in Tel Aviv, Israel

Worked on over 150 TV-movies and commercials in Israel

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