Jeffrey Scott Cronenweth, ASC (born January 14, 1962) is an American cinematographer based in Los Angeles, California who is known for his role as the director of photography on the David Fincher films Fight Club, The Social Network, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Gone Girl (two of which earned him Academy Award for Best Cinematography nominations in 2010 and 2011). He graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts and was invited to join the cinematographers branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2004. He is the son of Jordan Cronenweth, one of the most influential cinematographers in motion picture history.
Jeff worked with father Jordan Cronenweth (cinematographer most notable for Blade Runner) as a camera loader and second assistant camera during high school, working his way up to first assistant camera and then camera operator until the mid-1990s. The first major motion picture where he acted as a DP was Fight Club. Other notable feature films on which he worked as a DP are One Hour Photo, K-19: The Widowmaker, Down With Love, The Social Network, Hitchcock, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and Gone Girl.
Jeff and his brother Tim ("The Cronenweths") have worked as a director/DP team, doing numerous commercials and music videos in and out of Los Angeles.
In 2011, Cronenweth was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on The Social Network.
In 2012, Cronenweth was nominated for a second time for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Cronenweth is known for his use of light or the absence of and composition to elegantly weave a visual language throughout a story as shown in his work on Fight Club, The Social Network, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and Gone Girl and including many of the iconic music videos and commercials he has photographed. On filming Fight Club, Cronenweth stated: "Whether we were inside or outside, we always wanted to embrace depth of field or the lack of as a key story telling element in guiding an audiences focus on what we wanted them to embrace."
|1999||Fight Club||David Fincher|
|2002||One Hour Photo||Mark Romanek|
|K-19: The Widowmaker||Kathryn Bigelow|
|2003||Down with Love||Peyton Reed|
|2010||The Social Network||David Fincher|
|2011||The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo|
|2014||Gone Girl||David Fincher|
|2018||A Million Little Pieces||Sam Taylor-Johnson|
|TBA||Being the Ricardos||Aaron Sorkin||Filming|
|1990||"Freedom '90"||George Michael|
|1995||"Wherever Would I Be"||Montell Jordan|
|1996||"Novocaine for the Soul"||Eels|
|1997||"The Perfect Drug"||Nine Inch Nails|
|"Got 'Til It's Gone"||Janet Jackson featuring Q-Tip and Joni Mitchell|
|1999||"Do Something"||Macy Gray|
|"So Pure"||Alanis Morissette|
|2000||"Independent Women"||Destiny's Child|
|2001||"You Rock My World"||Michael Jackson|
|2003||"The Voice Within"||Christina Aguilera|
|2005||"La Tortura"||Shakira featuring Alejandro Sanz|
|2008||"Rock with U"||Janet Jackson|
|"Love in this Club"||Usher|
|2009||"Boom Boom Pow"||The Black Eyed Peas|
|2013||"Just Give Me a Reason"||Pink featuring Nate Ruess|
|"The Stars (Are Out Tonight)"||David Bowie|
|"The Next Day"|
|2014||"Shake It Off"||Taylor Swift|
|2017||"Chained to the Rhythm"||Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley|
|2019||"Walk Me Home"||Pink|
|2010||Academy Award||Best Cinematography||The Social Network||Nominated|
|2010||American Society of Cinematographers||Outstanding Cinematography||Nominated|
|2010||Chicago Film Critics Association||Best Cinematography||Nominated|
|2010||Washington D.C. Film Critics Association||Best Cinematography||Nominated|
|2011||Academy Award||Best Cinematography||The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo||Nominated|
|2011||British Academy Film Awards||Best Cinematography||Nominated|
|2011||American Society of Cinematographers||Outstanding Cinematography||Nominated|
|2011||St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association||Best Cinematography||Nominated|
|2014||Satellite Award||Best Cinematography||Gone Girl||Nominated|
|2014||San Diego Film Critics Society||Best Cinematography||Nominated|
|2014||St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association||Best Cinematography||Nominated|