Biography

Roger Alexander Deakins, CBE, ASC, BSC (born May 24, 1949) is an English cinematographer best known for his work on the films of the Coen brothers, Sam Mendes, and Denis Villeneuve. Deakins is a member of both the American and British Society of Cinematographers. He received the 2011 American Society of Cinematographers (A.S.C.) Lifetime Achievement Award. Its president, Richard Crudo, called Deakins "the pre-eminent cinematographer of our time."

In recognition of outstanding contribution to the British film industry, Deakins is an honorary fellow of the National Film School in Buckinghamshire of which he is an alumnus. In 2013 he received a CBE at Buckingham Palace for "services to film". A recipient of four BAFTA Awards for Best Cinematography, Deakins has received fourteen nominations and one win for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. His most well-known works include The Shawshank Redemption, Fargo, A Beautiful Mind, Skyfall, Sicario and Blade Runner 2049, the last of which won him the Oscar.

Roger Alexander Deakins, CBE, ASC, BSC (born May 24, 1949) is an English cinematographer best known for his work on the films of the Coen brothers, Sam Mendes, and Denis Villeneuve. Deakins is a member of both the American and British Society of Cinematographers. He received the 2011 American Society of Cinematographers (A.S.C.) Lifetime Achievement Award. Its president, Richard Crudo, called Deakins "the pre-eminent cinematographer of our time."

In recognition of outstanding contribution to the British film industry, Deakins is an honorary fellow of the National Film School in Buckinghamshire of which he is an alumnus. In 2013 he received a CBE at Buckingham Palace for "services to film". A recipient of four BAFTA Awards for Best Cinematography, Deakins has received fourteen nominations and one win for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. His most well-known works include The Shawshank Redemption, Fargo, A Beautiful Mind, Skyfall, Sicario and Blade Runner 2049, the last of which won him the Oscar.

Personal Info

Known For Camera

Gender Male

Known Credits 73

Birthday 1949-05-24

Place of Birth Torquay, Devon, England, UK

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Camera TV ShowsMovies

2019 The Goldfinch Director of Photography
2017 Blade Runner 2049 Director of Photography
2016 Hail, Caesar! Director of Photography
2015 Sicario Director of Photography
2014 Unbroken Camera Operator Director of Photography
2013 Prisoners Camera Operator Director of Photography
2012 Skyfall Camera Operator Director of Photography
2011 In Time Director of Photography
2010 True Grit Camera Operator Director of Photography
2010 The Company Men Director of Photography
2009 A Serious Man Director of Photography
2008 Revolutionary Road Director of Photography
2008 The Reader Director of Photography
2008 Doubt Director of Photography
2007 No Country for Old Men Director of Photography
2007 The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Director of Photography
2007 In the Valley of Elah Director of Photography
2005 Jarhead Director of Photography
2004 The Village Director of Photography
2004 The Ladykillers Director of Photography
2003 House of Sand and Fog Director of Photography
2003 Intolerable Cruelty Director of Photography
2003 Levity Director of Photography
2001 A Beautiful Mind Director of Photography
2001 The Man Who Wasn't There Director of Photography
2001 Dinner with Friends Director of Photography
2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? Director of Photography
1999 Anywhere But Here Director of Photography
1999 The Hurricane Director of Photography
1998 The Siege Director of Photography
1998 The Big Lebowski Director of Photography
1997 Kundun Director of Photography
1996 Courage Under Fire Director of Photography
1996 Fargo Director of Photography
1995 Dead Man Walking Director of Photography
1994 The Shawshank Redemption Director of Photography
1994 The Hudsucker Proxy Director of Photography
1993 The Secret Garden Director of Photography
1992 Passion Fish Director of Photography
1992 Thunderheart Director of Photography
1991 Barton Fink Director of Photography
1991 Homicide Director of Photography
1990 The Long Walk Home Director of Photography
1990 Air America Director of Photography
1990 Mountains of the Moon Director of Photography
1989 La donna della luna Director of Photography
1988 Pascali's Island Director of Photography
1988 Stormy Monday Director of Photography
1988 The Kitchen Toto Director of Photography
1987 White Mischief Director of Photography
1987 Personal Services Director of Photography
1986 Sid & Nancy Director of Photography
1986 Defence of the Realm Director of Photography
1985 Shadey Director of Photography
1985 The Innocent Director of Photography
1984 Return to Waterloo Director of Photography
1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four Camera Operator Director of Photography
1984 The Cinema of Stephen Dwoskin Director of Photography
1983 Another Time, Another Place Director of Photography
1981 Van Morrison in Ireland Director of Photography
1981 Of Muppets & Men: The Making of the Muppet Show Director of Photography
1980 Blue Suede Shoes Director of Photography
1977 Cruel Passion Director of Photography

Acting

2009 The Rules of Film Noir as Himself
2006 The Maltese Falcon: One Magnificent Bird as Himself
2006 Film Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light as Himself
2006 Cinematographer Style as Himself
2006 Who Needs Sleep? as Himself
2000 The Coen Brothers as Himself
1998 In Search of Kundun with Martin Scorsese

Crew

2019 1917 Cinematography
2000 Box On Cinematography
1979 Steppin' Out Cinematography

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