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Caleb Deschanel


Caleb Deschanel was born on September 21, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Joseph Caleb Deschanel. He is a cinematographer and director, known for The Patriot (2000), National Treasure (2004) and The Passion of the Christ (2004). He has been married to Mary Jo Deschanel since July 8, 1972. They have two children. See full bio »

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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Patriot
The Patriot Cinematographer
(2000)
National Treasure
National Treasure Cinematographer
(2004)
The Passion of the Christ
The Passion of the Christ Cinematographer
(2004)
Jack Reacher
Jack Reacher Cinematographer
(2012)

Filmography

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 2014 Winter's Tale (director of photography)
 2012 Jack Reacher (director of photography)
 2011 Dream House (director of photography)
 2011 Killer Joe (director of photography)
 2009 My Sister's Keeper (director of photography)
 2008 Killshot (director of photography)
 2008 The Spiderwick Chronicles (director of photography)
 2006 Ask the Dust
 2004 National Treasure (director of photography)
 2004 The Passion of the Christ (director of photography)
 2003 Timeline (director of photography)
 2003 The Hunted (director of photography)
 2000 The Patriot (director of photography)
 1999 Message in a Bottle (director of photography)
 1998 Hope Floats
 1996 Fly Away Home (director of photography)
 1994 It Could Happen to You (director of photography)
 1984 The Natural
 1983 The Right Stuff (director of photography)
 1982 Let's Spend the Night Together (Documentary)
 1979 Being There
 1979 The Black Stallion (director of photography)
 1979 More American Graffiti (director of photography)
 1976 Trains (Documentary short)
 1974 The Hello Machine (Short)
 1969 Lanton Mills (Short)
 1969 Rodeo (Documentary short)
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Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (8 credits)
Show Show Actor (2 credits)
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Show Show Self (32 credits)

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Other Works:

Directed Eric Clapton music video "Pretending" (1989). See more »

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2 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

In 'Tree of Life,' the cinematography records a small story, a celebration of the courage of everyday life. But it does it so up close and so effortlessly that it has the effect of elevating the intimacy of the story to a grand scale. See more »

Trivia:

Born to a French father and an American mother, who raised him in her Quaker religion. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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