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Roger Deakins

Roger Deakins was born on May 24, 1949 in Torquay, Devon, England. He is known for his work on The Shawshank Redemption (1994), No Country for Old Men (2007) and Skyfall (2012). He has been married to James Ellis since December 11, 1991. See full bio »
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Nominated for 12 Oscars. Another 73 wins & 94 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Sicario (director of photography)
 2014/I Unbroken (director of photography)
 2013 Prisoners (director of photography - as Roger A. Deakins)
 2012 Skyfall (director of photography)
 2011 In Time (director of photography)
 2010 True Grit (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/I Doubt (director of photography)
 2007 In the Valley of Elah (director of photography)
 2007 No Country for Old Men (director of photography)
 2005 Jarhead (director of photography)
 2004 The Village (director of photography)
 2004 The Ladykillers (director of photography)
 2003 Intolerable Cruelty (director of photography)
 2003 Levity
 2001 A Beautiful Mind (director of photography)
 2001 Dinner with Friends (TV Movie)
 2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? (director of photography)
 1999 The Hurricane (director of photography)
 1998 The Siege
 1997 Kundun
 1996 Courage Under Fire (director of photography)
 1996 Fargo (director of photography)
 1995 Dead Man Walking (director of photography - as Roger A. Deakins)
 1994 The Shawshank Redemption (director of photography)
 1994 The Hudsucker Proxy (director of photography)
 1992 Passion Fish
 1992 Thunderheart (director of photography)
 1991 Barton Fink (director of photography)
 1991 Homicide
 1990 Air America (director of photography)
 1990 Mountains of the Moon (director of photography)
 1988 Stormy Monday (director of photography)
 1987 The Kitchen Toto (director of photography)
 1987 White Mischief (director of photography)
 1986 Sid and Nancy
 1985 Shadey
 1985 The Innocent
 1984 The House (TV Movie)
 1984 The Cinema of Stephen Dwoskin (Documentary)
 1983 Alan Bush: A Life (Documentary)
 1982 Worlds Apart (TV Mini-Series)
 1981 Towers of Babel (Short)
 1981 Years of Lightning (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1981 Wolcott (TV Mini-Series)
 1980 Van Morrison in Ireland (Documentary)
 1980 Box On (Short)
 1980 Blue Suede Shoes (Documentary)
 1979 Steppin' Out (Short documentary)
 1979 Champions (Documentary short)
 1977 Empty Hand (Documentary short)
 1977 Before Hindsight (Documentary)
 1977 Bad Loser (Short) (photography)
 1976 Welcome to Britain (Documentary)
 1975 Mothers Own (Documentary short)
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[on the shots that he's particularly proud of] The biggest challenge of any cinematographer is making the imagery fit together of a piece; that the whole film has a unity to it, and actually that a shot doesn't stand out. In a way it's a false compliment when somebody says "Oh I love the shot where such and such!" Actually you shouldn't love that shot. You should love what's happening, you should... See more »


Filmed anthropological documentaries in India and Sudan. See more »


Only shoots films using spherical lenses See more »

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