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Joseph Caleb Deschanel

Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Paul Jules Deschanel and Anna Ward Deschanel
Husband of Mary Jo Deschanel
Father of Emily Deschanel and Zooey Deschanel
Brother of Private User

Occupation: Cinematographer and director
Managed by: Private User
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About Caleb Deschanel

Joseph Caleb Deschanel, A.S.C. is an American cinematographer and original member of the American Zoetrope production team, along with George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola. Deschanel was awarded the ASC Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 by the American Society of Cinematographers. He has been nominated for five Academy Awards, each time in the field of cinematography. The first nomination came in 1983 for the film The Right Stuff. His second was in 1984 for The Natural. A third came in 1996 for Fly Away Home, then a fourth in 2000 for The Patriot and finally a fifth for his work in The Passion of the Christ.

His cinematography credits include Fly Away Home, The Black Stallion, The Right Stuff, Hal Ashby's Being There, Timeline, and Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ. He also worked on John Cassavetes' A Woman Under the Influence.

He directed his first film The Escape Artist in 1982, and a second, Crusoe, in 1989. In 1990, Deschanel directed three episodes of the David Lynch series Twin Peaks. In 2007, he directed an episode of Bones, which stars his daughter Emily. He was the cinematographer in the 2009 film My Sister's Keeper.

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Caleb Deschanel's Timeline

September 21, 1944
Philadelphia, PA, USA
October 11, 1976
Age 32
Los Angeles, CA, USA
January 17, 1980
Age 35
Los Angeles, CA, USA