Jack Green will receive the American Society Of Cinematographers' (ASC) 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award at the 23rd Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards in Los Angeles on February 15, 2009.

Green earned an Oscar nomination for Unforgiven in 1993, and an ASC Outstanding Achievement Award nomination for The Bridges Of Madison County in 1996.

His first cinematography credit was for Heartbreak Ridge in 1986 and since then he has gone on work on 11 films for director Clint Eastwood as well as on titles like 50 First Dates and the current release My Best Friend's Girl.

'Jack Green has earned the respect of his peers with an extraordinary body of work that is constantly evolving,' ASC president Daryn Okada said. 'His innovative cinematography has inspired other film-makers to follow their dreams and explore new frontiers in visual storytelling.'

'Cinematography is an art, but it is also a craft,' Green said. 'It's like learning to mix paints to get just the right colours. You aren't just creating looks; you are helping to tell the story by creating moods. I don't believe in playing it safe. I would rather work on the edge and trust my instincts.'