Roger Deakins


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Roger Deakins is an English cinematographer best known for his work on the films of the Coen brothers, Sam Mendes, and Denis Villeneuve. He is a member of both the American and British Society of Cinematographers. Deakins' first feature film in America as cinematographer was Mountains of the Moon (1990). He began his collaboration with the Coen ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 123 wins & 155 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Blade Runner 2049 Cinematographer
(2017)
Skyfall Cinematographer
(2012)
Sicario Cinematographer
(2015)
Fargo Cinematographer
(1996)

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 2019 1917
 2019 The Goldfinch
 2017 Blade Runner 2049 (director of photography - as Roger A. Deakins)
 2016 Hail, Caesar! (director of photography)
 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)
 2011 Rango (cinematography consultant)
 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 Homicide
 1991 Barton Fink (director of photography)
 1990 Air America (director of photography)
 1990 Mountains of the Moon (director of photography)
 1988 Stormy Monday (director of photography)
 1987 White Mischief (director of photography)
 1987 The Kitchen Toto (director of photography)
 1987 Personal Services (director of photography)
 1986 Sid and Nancy
 1985 Shadey
 1985 The Innocent
 1985 Level 42: Something About You (Video short)
 1984 1984
 1984 The House (TV Movie)
 1984 The Cinema of Stephen Dwoskin (Documentary)
 1983 Alan Bush: A Life (Documentary)
 1983 Status Quo: A Mess of Blues (Video short)
 1980-1982 Worlds Apart (TV Mini-Series documentary) (2 episodes)
 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 Champions (Documentary short)
 1979 Steppin' Out (Short documentary)
 1977 Bad Loser (Short) (photography)
 1977 Empty Hand (Documentary short)
 1977 Before Hindsight (Documentary)
 1976 Welcome to Britain (Documentary)
 1975 Mothers Own (Documentary short)
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Alternate Names:

Roger A. Deakins
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I certainly think there is an obsession with technical abilities at the expense of creativity and substance. (...) Cinematographers such as Oswald Morris and Conrad Hall had great technique, but they were not technicians. Their knowledge was used as a means to an end rather than an end in itself. I was watching Tarkovsky's Solaris (1972) the other day. Certainly in Hollywood terms, you might not ... See more »

Trivia:

Was tied with George J. Folsey for 13 Academy Award nominations for best achievement in cinematography without a win, but has since "lost" the record upon winning for Blade Runner 2049 (2017). See more »

Trademark:

Simple lighting design, often using only one or two lights See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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