Mexican cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto, noted for his unconventional use of the camera often combined with strong moody lighting, has worked with noted directors Spike Lee, Oliver Stone and Alejandro González Iñárritu (on the acclaimed Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel and Biutiful). But Prieto’s most notable work, and sole Academy Award nomination, is Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain. He not only shot the film, he also appeared in a cameo role as a Mexican gigolo whom Jake Gyllenhaal's character, Jack Twist, meets. He most recently worked on Ben Affleck’s Argo.
Best Cinematography, Brokeback Mountain, 78th Academy Awards, Nominated