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Roger Deakins

Cinematographer Roger Deakins
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Profession: Cinematographer


Biography: English cinematographer Roger Deakins was nominated numerous times for the Academy Awards for Best Cinematography, the first was in 1994 for "The Shawshank Redemption". Deakins has won twice, at his 14th nomination for Denis Villeneuve's "Blade Runner 2049" and for Sam Mendes' war epic "1917" in 2019.

Deakins, is known for his close collaborations with directors. He has worked with the Coen brothers since 1991 and his films with them include "Fargo" (1996) and "O Brother Where Art Thou" (2000). Deakins has also worked extensively on such Sam Mendes' films as "Revolutionary Road" and "Skyfall" as well as "1917", which is noted for being shot and edited so to appear filmed in just one take.

Born: May 24, 1949
Birthplace: Torquay, Devon, England
Age: 73 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini

Historical Events

  • 2012-10-23 "Skyfall", 23rd James Bond film, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem premieres in London
  • 2014-04-15 US TV series "Fargo" created by Noah Hawley, starring Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks, and Martin Freeman premieres on FX

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