The internationally active cinematographer Ueli Steiger was born 1954 in Zurich. He studied English language and history and Art History at the University of Zurich, and undertook subsequent studies at the London Film School. In 1981, following freelance activities as an assistant cameraman and documentary filmmaker in Switzerland, he shot his first feature film (PRIVILEGED) together with the director Michael Hoffman in England. He gained ground in the USA with his camera work in Hoffman’s PROMISED LAND(1986). Ueli Steiger then settled in Los Angeles and made his name as a Hollywood cinematographer with such films as Dennis Hopper’s THE HOT SPOT, SINGLES, BOWFINGER, GODZILLA, AUSTIN POWERS, THE SPY WHO SHAGGED ME and THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW.