Allen Daviau (1942–2020)


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Allen Daviau was born on June 14, 1942 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He was a cinematographer and writer, known for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Empire of the Sun (1987) and Bugsy (1991). He died on April 15, 2020 in Woodland Hills, California, USA. See full bio »

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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Cinematographer
(1982)
Empire of the Sun Cinematographer
(1987)
Bugsy Cinematographer
(1991)
The Color Purple Cinematographer
(1985)

Filmography

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 2010 Ringling's Caravan (Video short)
 2010 The Caretaker 3D (Short)
 2008 Digital Video Essentials: HD Basics (Video documentary) (special sequences)
 2004 How to Be a Hollywood Player in Less Than Ten Minutes (Short) (director of photography)
 2004 Van Helsing (director of photography)
 2004 ASC-DCI StEM (Short)
 2004 Olive or Twist 2004 (Documentary)
 2003 Digital Video Essentials (Video documentary)
 2002 The Routine (Short)
 2001 Faith Hill: There You'll Be (Music Video short)
 2001/I Sweet (Short)
 2000 The Translator (Short)
 2000 A Perfect Circle: Judith (Music Video short)
 2000 The Tigger Movie (director of photography: Simex Digital Studios)
 1999 The Astronaut's Wife (director of photography)
 1998 American Express: Grand Canyon (Video short)
 1995 Congo (director of photography)
 1994 Meat Loaf: Bat Out of Hell II - Picture Show (Video) (director of photography - music video "Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are")
 1993 Fearless (director of photography)
 1991 Bugsy (director of photography)
 1991 Defending Your Life (director of photography)
 1990 Avalon (director of photography)
 1987 Empire of the Sun (director of photography)
 1987 Harry and the Hendersons (director of photography)
 1985 The Doors: Dance on Fire (Video documentary) (director of photography - video "LA Woman")
 1985 The Color Purple (director of photography)
 1985 Amazing Stories (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Ghost Train (1985) ... (director of photography)
 1985 The Falcon and the Snowman (director of photography)
 1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie (segment "2, 4")
 1983 Legs (TV Movie)
 1982 McDonaldland (TV Series short) (1 episode)
- Skating (1982)
 1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (director of photography)
 1982 Harry Tracy: The Last of the Wild Bunch (director of photography)
 1980 Stevie Wonder: Music Lives on TDK (Music Video)
 1980 Rage! (TV Movie)
 1980 The Boy Who Drank Too Much (TV Movie)
 1979 The Streets of L.A. (TV Movie)
 1975 Names of Sin (Short)
 1974 Mooch (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1973 New Gladiators (Documentary)
 1973 The Brothers O'Toole (cinematography by)
 1971 Say Goodbye (Documentary)
 1968 Amblin' (Short) (photographed by)
 1967 Laudate (Short)
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Other Works:

Director of photography for Meat Loaf music video "Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are" (1994). See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »

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Anne Rice (cousin) | See more »
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Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) since 1985. See more »

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