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 2 Oscars. Another 177 wins & 161 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Blade Runner 2049 Cinematographer
(2017)
Skyfall Cinematographer
(2012)
1917 Cinematographer
(2019)
No Country for Old Men Cinematographer
(2007)

Filmography

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 2019 1917 (director of photography)
 2019 The Goldfinch (director of photography)
 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 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 Dinner with Friends (TV Movie)
 2001 The Man Who Wasn't There (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 - as Roger A. Deakins)
 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 Homicide (director of photography)
 1991 Barton Fink (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)
 1988 Pascali's Island (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 (director of photography)
 1985 Eric Clapton: Forever Man (Music Video)
 1985 Defense of the Realm (director of photography)
 1985 Shadey
 1985 Level 42: Something About You (Music Video)
 1985 The Innocent
 1984 Herbie Hancock: Rockit (Music Video)
 1984 1984 (director of photography)
 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 (Music Video)
 1983 Another Time, Another Place (lighting cameraman)
 1982 Marvin Gaye: Sexual Healing (Music Video)
 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)
 1980 Just for Today (TV Special documentary)
 1979 Champions (Documentary short)
 1979 Steppin' Out (Short documentary)
 1978 Chimurenga - The War in Zimbabwe (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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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 3 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Roger A. Deakins

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)


Parents:

Deakins, Josephine | Deakins, William Albert
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Personal Quote:

[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 »

Trivia:

(March 4, 2018) During a post Oscar ceremonies interview, Deakins declared that he was especially delighted to have received his first Oscar alongside fellow Brit and first time Oscar winner Gary Oldman (for Darkest Hour (2017)). Early in their careers Roger filmed Sid and Nancy (1986) in which Gary made his breakthrough performance. This was their only collaboration. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Gemini

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