Roger Deakins has been nominated for Academy Awards 15 times, winning the Academy Award for Best Cinematography twice—on his fourteenth and fifteenth nominations—for "Blade Runner 2049" (2017) and "1917" (2019). Besides his award winning films, a few of his best-known works also include "The Shawshank Redemption" (1994), "Fargo" (1996), "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" (2000), " A Beautiful Mind" (2001), "Skyfall" (2012), and "Sicario" (2015).

Deakins (Sir Roger Alexander Deakins CBE), an English cinematographer, is well known for his collaborations with movie directors like the Coen brothers, Sam Mendes, and Denis Villeneuve. Additionally, he has been admitted to both the British Society of Cinematographers and to the American Society of Cinematographers.

Deakins was born in 1949 in the seaside town of Torquay in Devon, England. He has told people that his "earliest memories of the magical flickering light of a projector in a darkened room include watching "Felix the Cat" cartoons at age six on his father’s 9mm projector and immersing himself in movies later screened at the local town film society". “Those experiences really stay with me,” he says. “The local film society often showed us films prior to their release – movies like "Peter Watkins’ The War Game" (1966) which was banned for 25 years. I was one fortunate teen to see it. At a very young age, I however never connected films which I grew to love with an active professional career (1982–present).”

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