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Roger Deakins

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Net worth 2018: $74 Million
Residence: Torquay
Country: British
BirthDay: 24 May 1949
Sigh: Gemini
Height: 1.79 m
Education: National Film and Television School, Bath School of Art and Design

Roger Deakins was bornon 24 May 1949 in Torquay, British, is Cinematographer. Roger Alexander Deakins, CBE, ASC, BSC is a British cinematographer best known for his work in films like ‘The Shawshank Redemption’, ‘No Country for Old Men’, ‘Skyfall’, ‘Sicario’ and more recently, ‘Hail, Caesar!’ He is the preferred cinematographer for the Coen Brothers and other eminent directors like Sam Mendes and Denis Villeneuve. Interested in painting and photography since his early life, he studied graphic designing. He then started his career in filming documentaries and gradually made his way into Hollywood. His signature cinematographic style adheres to using simple lighting design, often with only a couple of light sources and shooting films using only spherical lenses. Apart from cinematography, he has also been the visual consultant for a number of hit animation movies like ‘WALL-E’, ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ etc. He is a member of both the American and British Society of Cinematographers and has been honoured with the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 2013 for his contribution to cinema. In 2011, he received the prestigious American Society of Cinematographers Lifetime Achievement Award. He has also received twelve nominations for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. He continues to inspire film enthusiasts with his talent and work.


$74 Million


During the Queen’s Birthday Honours of 2013, he was appointed ‘Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)’ for his contribution to cinema


In 2012, he won his third ASC Award for outstanding achievement in cinematography for ‘Skyfall’ (2012)


In 2011, he received Academy Award nomination for ‘True Grit’ (2010) and also received the ASC Lifetime Achievement Award


In 2009, history was repeated as he received dual ASC nominations again for ‘Revolutionary Road’ (2008) and ‘The Reader’ (2008) - with Chris Menges


He also worked as a Visual Consultant for Pixar's animated film ‘WALL-E’ (2008), DreamWorks’ ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ (2010), Nickelodeon Movies' ‘Rango’ (2011), etc


For the first time ever, for any cinematographer in history, he received dual ASC nominations for ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford’ (2007) and ‘No Country for Old Men’ (2007)


He won his first BAFTA Award and second ASC Award for ‘The Man Who Wasn't There’ (2001)


In the years that followed, he was again nominated by ASC for films like, ‘Fargo’ (1996), ‘Kundun’ (1997), and ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ (2000)


He gradually became well known for his cinematographic work and received his first major award from the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) for the international blockbuster, ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ (1994)


Soon afterwards in 1991, he teamed up with the Coen Brothers on the period film ‘Barton Fink’


He began his career as a cinematographer in Hollywood with the feature film ‘Mountains of the Moon’ (1990)


Afterwards, he also worked on ‘Towers of Babel’, British biopic ‘Sid and Nancy’ (1986), and British drama films ‘The Kitchen Toto’ (1988) and ‘Pascali's Island’ (1988)


He was the director and cinematographer of the concert film ‘Van Morrison in Ireland’ (1981), and music videos like Carl Perkins’ ‘Blue Suede Shoes’


Till the early 1980s, he made several documentaries and also dabbled in music videos


Roger Deakins was born on 24 May 1949, in Torquay, Devon, England

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