Born on May 24, 1949, Roger Deakins is an English Cinematographer. He is known for his collaborations with directors such as the Coen brothers and Sam Mendes. He is the recipient of five BAFTA Awards for Best Cinematography and two Academy Awards from fifteen nominations.
He has worked on films such as The Shawshank Redemption, Fargo, A Beautiful Mind, Skyfall, Sicario, Blade Runner 2049 and 1917, the last two of which earned him an Academy Award for Best Cinematography. He has also collaborated on a number of music videos and documentaries.
Currently, he lives in London, UK and works as a cameraman for feature films. He has collaborated with the likes of director Sam Mendes and Denis Villeneuve, among others.
His primary income source is from being a Cinematographer. He has a net worth of $1 million.
In our research, we found out that he was born in Baby Boomers Generation (1949). He has been married and has 2 children. He is an admirer of Jean-Pierre Melville, Andrei Tarkovsky, Akira Kurosawa, and Kenji Mizoguchi.
He is the son of builder William Albert Deakins and Josephine (nee Messum). His mother died when he was a child.
After graduating from the National Film School, he began working as a cameraman in documentary films. He filmed documentaries such as 'Around the World with Ridgeway' and 'Eritrea - Behind Enemy Lines' which depicted conflict within Africa. He has also been a visual consultant for several animated films such as Pixar's 'WALL-E' and DreamWorks Animation's 'How to Train Your Dragon'.