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Also Known As: John Newton Green, Jack Green Died:
Born: November 18, 1946 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: California, USA Profession: director of photography, camera operator, aerial camera assistant, aerial camera operator, camera assistant, director

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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...

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).

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  Pretty When You Cry (2001) Director
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  Traveller (1997) Director

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 Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows (2000) Interviewee
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Began working in a portable dark room and experimenting with his father's old cameras at age nine
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Began working part-time as a camera assistant
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Worked as a camera assistant for 11 years
1971:
Met Clint Eastwood while working as an aerial camera assistant on "Play Misty For Me"
1976:
First assignment as camera operator, on Jonathan Demme's "Fighting Mad", a Roger Corman-produced action quickie
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Became a camera operator for Bruce Surtees, acclaimed cinematographer and frequent Eastwood collaborator
1986:
Debut as director of photography on Eastwood's "Heartbreak Ridge"
1988:
Shot "Bird"; a film that won the Grand Prix Technique de la Commission Superieure Technique at Cannes
1992:
Was cinematographer for Eastwood's "Unforgiven"
1993:
Served as director of photography on "A Perfect World", directed by and starring Eastwood
1995:
Shot the romance "The Bridges of Madison County", directed by and co-starring Eastwood
1995:
Served as cinematographer on the thriller "The Net"
1996:
Was director of photography on "Twister"
1997:
Reteamed with Eastwood to shoot "Absolute Power"
1997:
Made feature directorial debut, "Traveler"
1997:
Again teamed with Eastwood on "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"
1999:
Shot "Girl, Interrupted"
2000:
Eleventh film as cinematographer for director Clint Eastwood, "Space Cowboys"
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