Ueli Steiger

Following his graduation from the University of Zurich, cinematographer Ueli Steiger attended London Film School. When he finished, he returned to Switzerland and worked as an assistant cameraman and documentary ... Read more »
Born: 08/05/1954 in Zurich, CH

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (30)

Friendship! 2010 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Our Home: The Astral City 2010 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Do Começo ao Fim 2009 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

10,000 B.C. 2008 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Maiden Heist 2008 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Nomad 2007 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Zathura 2005 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Day After Tomorrow 2004 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Stealing Harvard 2002 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Black Knight 2001 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Just Visiting 2001 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Rock Star 2001 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Patriot 2000 (Movie)

2nd unit director of photography (Director of Photography)

Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me 1999 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Bowfinger 1999 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Godzilla 1998 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

House Arrest 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Now and Then 1995 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Jerky Boys 1995 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Thin Ice 1995 (Movie)

(New York) (Camera Operator)

Chasers 1994 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Better Off Dead 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Naked Hollywood 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Photography

Singles 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Soapdish 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Hot Spot 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Some Girls 1989 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Noch ein Wunsch 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Promised Land 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Privileged 1982 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)
Actor (1)

Cinematographer Style 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Following his graduation from the University of Zurich, cinematographer Ueli Steiger attended London Film School. When he finished, he returned to Switzerland and worked as an assistant cameraman and documentary filmmaker. In 1982, he received his first international credit working as a camera operator for director Michael Hoffman on a British production, "Privileged." He worked again with Hoffman on the 1987 picture "Promised Land," which starred Meg Ryan and Kiefer Sutherland. The attention he received in the United States for this picture led him to relocate to Los Angeles soon after. In 1990, he had his first Hollywood job working with Dennis Hopper on his crime drama "The Hot Spot," which starred Don Johnson and Virginia Madsen. From there, he climbed to the top of Hollywood, working with top filmmakers in all sorts of genres. Other directors he has worked with include Cameron Crowe on the generation-X romance "Singles" (1992) and Frank Oz on the comedy "Bowfinger" (1999), which starred Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy. He has also worked extensively with director Roland Emmerich on some of his big-budget blockbusters, like "Independence Day" (1996), "Godzilla" (1998), and "10,000 BC" (2008).

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