Caleb Deschanel

Born Sep 21, 1944

Joseph Caleb Deschanel, A.S.C. is an American film cinematographer and film/television director. He has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography five times.

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1944 Birth Born on September 21, 1944.


1962 17 Years Old He attended Johns Hopkins University from 1962 to 1966, where he met Walter Murch, with whom he staged happenings, including a memorable one in which Murch simply sat down and ate an apple for an audience. … Read More


1969 24 Years Old Following his graduation, he attended the AFI Conservatory and graduated with an M.F.A degree in 1969. … Read More


1982 37 Years Old He directed his first film The Escape Artist in 1982, and a second, Crusoe, in 1989. … Read More


2007 62 Years Old In 2007, he directed an episode of Bones, which stars his daughter Emily.
2009 64 Years Old He was the cinematographer in the 2009 film My Sister's Keeper.
2010 65 Years Old He was awarded the ASC Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 by the American Society of Cinematographers. … Read More
2011 66 Years Old He was also the cinematographer for the 2011 thriller Dream House. … Read More
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