This publicity film image released by Columbia Pictures shows Daniel Craig as James Bond in the action adventure film, "Skyfall."
This undated publicity photo released by Warner Bros., shows Brad Pitt as Jesse James in a scene from "The Assassination of Jesse James." The venerable Western rides again after falling out of favor in a film industry where horses, quick-draw gunfights and saloons with swinging doors seem like quaint relics.
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This undated publicity file photo released by Miramax shows actor Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh in a scene from "No Country for Old Men."
In this Jan. 27, 2008 file photo, cinematographer Roger Deakins, who was nominated for two Oscars for "No Country for Old Men" and "The Assassination of Jesse James," is shown on the roof of the Harmony Gold building in Los Angeles.
This publicity file photo provided by Warner Bros. shows Casey Affleck, left, and Brad Pitt in "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford."
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Roger Deakins is the rare person I was actually nervous to interview because I'm such a huge fan of his work. When I talked to the veteran cinematographer in early 2008, after he'd received Academy Award nominations for both "No Country for Old Men" and "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," I found him to be lovely and humble, with a dry and self-effacing British wit — which naturally made me admire him even more.