Jack N Green

Director of photography, Camera operator, Aerial camera operator
Green is an American camera operator turned director of photography who is noted for his somber visual sensibility and long, fruitful collaboration with Clint Eastwood. He was a former assistant to acclaimed ... Read more »
Born: 11/17/1946 in California, USA

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (69)

Left Behind 2014 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Scarlet and Black 2014 (Movie)

stills photographer (Photography)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules 2011 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2010 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Hot Tub Time Machine 2010 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

My Best Friend's Girl 2008 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Are We Done Yet? 2007 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Click 2006 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Serenity 2005 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The 40-Year-Old Virgin 2005 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

50 First Dates 2004 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Against the Ropes 2004 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A Man Apart 2003 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Secondhand Lions 2003 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Space Cowboys 2000 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Girl, Interrupted 1999 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

True Crime 1999 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Absolute Power 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Speed 2: Cruise Control 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Traveller 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Twister 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Bad Company 1995 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Amazing Panda Adventure 1995 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Bridges of Madison County 1995 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Net 1995 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Trapped in Paradise 1994 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A Perfect World 1993 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Rookie of the Year 1993 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Unforgiven 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Deceived 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Rookie 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

White Hunter, Black Heart 1990 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

White Hunter, Black Heart 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Pink Cadillac 1989 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Race For Glory 1989 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Karate Kid Part III 1989 (Movie)

(aerial) (Camera Operator)

Bird 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Rambo III 1988 (Movie)

(aerial/Arizona) (Camera Operator)

The Dead Pool 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Like Father, Like Son 1987 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Heartbreak Ridge 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Pretty in Pink 1986 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Psycho III 1986 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Ratboy 1986 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Pale Rider 1985 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Rocky IV 1985 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Volunteers 1985 (Movie)

(Photography)

Beverly Hills Cop 1984 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Tightrope 1984 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Hysterical 1983 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Risky Business 1983 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Sudden Impact 1983 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Uncommon Valor 1983 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

48 HRS. 1982 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Firefox 1982 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Honkytonk Man 1982 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Any Which Way You Can 1980 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Bronco Billy 1980 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

The $5.20 an Hour Dream 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Camera Operator

The Border 1980 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Every Which Way But Loose 1978 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

The Gauntlet 1977 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Rooster Cogburn 1975 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Diary of a Teenage Hitchhiker (TV Show)

Camera Operator

Eastwood on Eastwood (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Midnight Offerings (TV Show)

Camera Operator

Seizure: The Story of Kathy Morris (TV Show)

Camera Operator
Actor (3)

Cinematographer Style 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

History Vs. Hollywood 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor
Director (2)

Pretty When You Cry 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Director

Traveller 1997 (Movie)

(Director)
Other (4)

Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen 2013 (Movie)

(Research)

Oy Vey! My Son is Gay! 2010 (Movie)

(Visual Consultant) (Consultant)

City Heat 1984 (Movie)

Panaglide operator (Other)

The Last Starfighter 1984 (Movie)

encoder(digital scene) (Other)

Biography

Green is an American camera operator turned director of photography who is noted for his somber visual sensibility and long, fruitful collaboration with Clint Eastwood. He was a former assistant to acclaimed cinematographer Bruce Surtees who preceded him as Eastwood's collaborator of choice. Green's camera operator credits include such Eastwood-directed films as "The Gauntlet" (1977), "Bronco Billy" (1980), "Firefox" (1982), "Honkytonk Man" (1982), "Sudden Impact" (1983) and "Pale Rider" (1985). Green also operated the camera for other Eastwood vehicles: "Every Which Way But Loose" (1978), "Any Which Way You Can" (1980), "Tightrope" (1984), and "City Heat" (1984). His other credits as a camera operator include Walter Hill's "48 hours" (1982), Tony Richardson's "The Border" (1981), "Risky Business" (1983), "Beverly Hills Cop" (1984), and Sandra Locke's "Ratboy" (1986).

After graduating to director of photography with "Heartbreak Ridge" (1986), Eastwood's ambivalent war film about the less-than-glorious invasion of Grenada, Green went on to photograph the highly regarded "Bird" (1988). This respectful biopic of jazz great Charlie "Yardbird" Parker won nearly as much acclaim for its dark, moody visuals as it did for its powerful performances and meticulously recorded music. As director of photography, Green continued to collaborate with Eastwood on "The Dead Pool" (1988), "Pink Cadillac" (1989), "White Hunter, Black Heart" (1990), "The Rookie" (1990), the profoundly dark, revisionist Western "Unforgiven" (1992) which earned him an Oscar nod for Best Cinematography, the moody crime drama "A Perfect World" (1993) and the adult romance "The Bridges of Madison County" (1995). As a cinematographer, his other credits include "Race for Glory" (1989), "Deceived" (1991), Lizzie Borden's "Love Crimes" (1992), Christopher Cain's "The Amazing Panda Adventure" and Irwin Winkler's "The Net" (both 1995). Green made his feature directorial debut with "Traveler" (1997). Set in the contemporary American South, the film tells the story of an Irish con man (Bill Paxton) who falls for one of his victims (Julianna Margulies).

Milestones

2000

Eleventh film as cinematographer for director Clint Eastwood, "Space Cowboys"

1999

Shot "Girl, Interrupted"

1997

Again teamed with Eastwood on "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"

1997

Made feature directorial debut, "Traveler"

1997

Reteamed with Eastwood to shoot "Absolute Power"

1996

Was director of photography on "Twister"

1995

Served as cinematographer on the thriller "The Net"

1995

Shot the romance "The Bridges of Madison County", directed by and co-starring Eastwood

1993

Served as director of photography on "A Perfect World", directed by and starring Eastwood

1992

Was cinematographer for Eastwood's "Unforgiven"

1988

Shot "Bird"; a film that won the Grand Prix Technique de la Commission Superieure Technique at Cannes

1986

Debut as director of photography on Eastwood's "Heartbreak Ridge"

1976

First assignment as camera operator, on Jonathan Demme's "Fighting Mad", a Roger Corman-produced action quickie

1970

Met Clint Eastwood while working as an aerial camera assistant on "Play Misty For Me"

Began working in a portable dark room and experimenting with his father's old cameras at age nine

Became a camera operator for Bruce Surtees, acclaimed cinematographer and frequent Eastwood collaborator

Began working part-time as a camera assistant

Worked as a camera assistant for 11 years

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