Caleb Deschanel


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Caleb Deschanel is an American film cinematographer and film/television director. He has been nominated for six Academy Awards, each time in the field of cinematography. The first nomination came in 1983 for the film The Right Stuff (1983). His second was in 1984 for The Natural (1984), the third in 1996 for Fly Away Home (1996), the fourth in ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

The Passion of the Christ Cinematographer
(2004)
The Patriot Cinematographer
(2000)
Being There Cinematographer
(1979)
The Lion King Cinematographer
(2019)

Filmography

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 2019 The Lion King
 2018 Never Look Away (director of photography)
 2017/II Unforgettable
 2016 Rules Don't Apply (director of photography)
 2014 Winter's Tale (director of photography)
 2012 Jack Reacher (director of photography)
 2012 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (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 Anna and the King (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 (director of photography)
 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)
 1973 Intermission
 1969 Lanton Mills (Short)
 1969 Rodeo (Documentary short)
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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)

Spouse:

Mary Jo Deschanel  (2 children)

Children:

Zooey Deschanel | See more »
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Personal Quote:

Reality in movies is the reality of the story you're telling, so it may not match the reality as we know it, but the reason there's art is that it tries to bring some kind of understanding of all the suffering and joys and pain that we go through. Storytelling brings some value to it. See more »

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Attended Johns Hopkins University before USC film school. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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