Caleb Deschanel
American cinematographer/director
Caleb Deschanel
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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"Rules Don't Apply" Is Beatty's Folly
Huffington Post - 3 months
Movie Review - Jackie K Cooper "Rules Don't Apply" (20th Century Fox) Warren Beatty hasn't been seen on screen since his 2001 film "Town & Country" and that was not a major hit. His star power has diminished a bit over the years and there is no reason to think his latest film "Rules Don't Apply" will bring back any of the old glitter. Mr. Beatty stars in this film and also was the director. Plus he was one of the writers of the screenplay and was a co-producer. In short Beatty huffed and puffed all over this project but the only thing it inflated was his ego. In the film Beatty plays Howard Hughes, a bizarre acting man if there ever was one. Alden Ehrenreich plays Frank Forbes, one of Hughes drivers, and Lily Collins plays Marla Mabrey, a starlet under contract to Hughes. It seems Hughes kept a stable of starlets under contract and ensconced them in bungalows around the city of Los Angeles. At various times they were summoned to meet with Hughes, usually in hi ...
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<i>Winter's Tale</i>: The Lovers, the Dreamers and Mythical New York
Huffington Post - about 3 years
It takes a brilliant wordsmith and fantasist to adapt Mark Helprin's epic novel Winter's Tale for the screen, and luckily Akiva Goldsman is both. But the Oscar-winning screenwriter (A Beautiful Mind) has added another element that transforms his feature directorial debut into a story for the ages: A steadfast belief in true love. A passion project years in the making, Winter's Tale teaches us that everyone is destined to share a miracle with someone special -- that magic from the heart can accomplish the impossible. Set in a mythical 1916 New York, Winter's Tale follows the unusual journey of a thief named Peter Lake (Colin Farrell) who falls in love with the wealthy and ethereal Beverly Penn (a radiant Jessica Brown Findlay) after a botched attempt to burglarize her house. The couple quickly realize their happiness will be brief -- she is dying from consumption, while he has a price on his head, courtesy of the demonic Pearly Soames (Russell Crowe) and his Short Tail gang. When ...
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<i>The Right Stuff</i> Is Still Thrilling After 30 Years!
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Nancy Pelosi flew into Los Angeles for a screening on Wednesday evening. The House Minority Speaker arrived at the Landmark Theatres about 7 p.m. and she and her bodyguards were whisked up to the main theatre there, the one with the big screen. I was seated a few rows in front of her and joined in the applause when she entered. The occasion was a celebratory screening with a new print of the epic landmark film, The Right Stuff, which had its moment (or two) of fame 30 years ago. Its director, Phil Kaufman, had told me a few minutes earlier that she was coming, since her daughter is married to Phil's son. I have known Kaufman for a very long time. We were both officed at Universal Studios decades ago, just after he finished a Western film, The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid, and I was producing the W.C. Fields movie there. (Phil went on to direct a raft of remarkable films, from The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Henry and June, to Quills.) Director Phil Kaufman and Producer Irw ...
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REVIEW: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Tells the Real Story Behind the Civil War — Not!
Movie Line - over 4 years
It’s not every day you see a movie and ask yourself, “Why does this thing even exist?” But I’m truly puzzled by the existence of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. I get that it’s based on a novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, part of a pop literary genre — launched by Grahame-Smith himself — that takes famous figures, fictional or otherwise, and pits them against vampires and zombies. I get that it’s directed by Timur Bekmambetov, the zany Russian-Kazakh mastermind behind cult apocalyptic favorites Night Watch and Day Watch (2004 and 2006, respectively), not to mention the stupidly entertaining 2008 action thriller Wanted. I even grant you that it’s probably OK to make up wholly imaginary motives for why Abraham Lincoln might have wanted to end slavery, motives having to do not with the preservation of human dignity, equality between all people and all that rot, but because it was kind of a handy sideline to the task of ridding the world of vampires. I know and accept all of this. And still I ...
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Pop culture Q&A: ‘Bones’ baby, Redford acting, ‘Reaper’ remembered
Nashua Telegraph - almost 5 years
QUESTION: Besides having a baby on “Bones,” we know that Emily Deschanel has a baby of her own. Is she married? And how is she related to the girl who plays the lead on “New Girl”? ANSWER: Emily Deschanel, who plays Temperance Brennan on Fox’s “Bones,” is married to actor-writer-producer David Hornsby, of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Unsupervised” and other shows. They wed in September 2010. A year later, they welcomed their first child, a son named Henry. Emily Deschanel is the older sister of Zooey Deschanel, of “New Girl.” They are daughters of Caleb Deschanel, a well-regarded cinematographer and director, and actress Mary Jo Deschanel. Q: Could you please tell me what happened to “Ace of Cakes” on Food Network, one of my favorite shows? Is it gone for good? A: Yes. The series ended its run in 2011. Q: I know that Robert Redford will be 75 in August.
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Emily Deschanel a mom, Robert Redford still acting
Standard Examiner - almost 5 years
Q: Besides having a baby on "Bones," we know that Emily Deschanel has a baby of her own. Is she married? And how is she related to the girl who plays the lead on "New Girl"? A: Emily Deschanel, who plays Temperance Brennan on Fox's "Bones," is married to actor-writer-producer David Hornsby of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Unsupervised" and other shows. They wed in September 2010. A year later they welcomed their first child, a son named Henry. Emily Deschanel is the older sister of Zooey Deschanel of "New Girl." They are daughters of Caleb Deschanel, a well-regarded cinematographer and director, and actress Mary Jo Deschanel. read more
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Bookings & signings - Variety
Google News - over 5 years
Agency booked dp&#39;s Don Burgess on Robert Zemeckis&#39; &quot;Flight, Jim Denault on Jay Roach&#39;s &quot;Dogfight,&quot; Caleb Deschanel on Chris McQuarrie&#39;s &quot;One Shot,&quot; Don McAlpine on PJ Hogan&#39;s &quot;Mental,&quot; J. Michael Muro on Taylor Hackford&#39;s &quot;Parker&quot; and Doug Emmett on an
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Zooey Deschanel gets second wind - Chicago Sun-Times
Google News - over 5 years
Deschanel grew up with her father, famed cinematographer Caleb Deschanel (“The Passion of the Christ”). Her mother is indie actress Mary Jo Deschanel (“Twin Peaks”). By age 17, the LA native was modeling and then doing a turn on the TV sitcom
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Richard 'Dicky' Deats dies - Variety
Google News - over 5 years
Cinematographers Vilmos Zsigmond and Caleb Deschanel almost exclusively used Dicky as their key grip on films including &quot;The Black Dahlia,&quot; &quot;National Treasure,&quot; &quot;The Patriot,&quot; &quot;The Devil&#39;s Advocate,&quot; &quot;Maverick,&quot; &quot;The River,&quot; &quot;Close Encounters of the
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Academy to Choose Honorary Oscar Winners - Reuters
Google News - over 5 years
It&#39;ll come down to the likes, loves and passions of 43 accomplished filmmakers, from Tom Hanks and Annette Bening to James L. Brooks, Caleb Deschanel, Michael Moore and Mark Johnson. The third annual Governors Awards dinner and ceremony,
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'Flipper' fuels Des Plaines native's movie ambitions - Chicago Daily Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Ryan lighted the film for legendary cinematographer Caleb Deschanel of “The Natural,” “The Right Stuff” and “The Black Stallion” fame. Ryan has also worked on lighting for films such as “The Mechanic,” as well as the not-yet-released “The Twilight
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Academy Elects Four First-Time Governors, Returns Seven Incumbents - Below the Line
Google News - over 5 years
Governors who were not up for reelection and who continue on the board are Ed Begley, Jr. and Tom Hanks, actors branch; Jim Bissell and Rosemary Brandenburg, art directors; John Bailey and Caleb Deschanel, cinematographers; Kathryn Bigelow and Edward
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Academy's Board of Governors adds new faces - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 5 years
Governors who were not up for reelection are Ed Begley Jr. and Tom Hanks, actors branch; Jim Bissell and Rosemary Brandenburg, art directors; John Bailey and Caleb Deschanel, cinematographers; Kathryn Bigelow and Edward Zwick, directors;
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Martin Sheen for Film Fleadh public interview - Galway News
Google News - over 5 years
... has drawn the attention of some of Hollywood&#39;s finest, such as Francis Ford Coppola, Sam Peckinpah, James Mangold, Caleb Deschanel and Ed Harris, and he has been asked to work on scripts as diverse as Apocalypse Now, Pollock and The Black Stallion
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These Amazing Shadows - Boston Globe
Google News - almost 6 years
... John Waters, Barbara Kopple, and Wayne Wang; film critics Mick LaSalle and Jay Carr (the former Globe critic, and a board member for a decade); actors Debbie Reynolds and Tim Roth; producers (Gale Anne Hurd), cinematographers (Caleb Deschanel)
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Das Volk gegen ... Mel Gibson - MOVIEPILOT NEWS
Google News - almost 6 years
Die USAToday meint wiederum: “Ungeachtet der Kontroversen, welche diesen Film umgeben, kann man nicht bestreiten, dass Mel Gibson einen überwältigenden Film gemacht hat, von [Kameramann] Caleb Deschanel in schönen goldenen und schwarzen Kontrasten
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The Films Of Hal Ashby: A Retrospective - Indie Wire (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
Shot by Caleb Deschanel, even his keen lens can&#39;t really help this largely unfunny misfire. [C+] It wasn&#39;t his very last directing work, but the cop thriller “8 Million Ways To Die” was Ashby&#39;s last big-screen work. And quite frankly, we wish it hadn&#39;t
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THEATER; A Fringe Too Tame? Too Bad
NYTimes - over 6 years
Does it matter that New York has a drearily mediocre Fringe Festival? I have long thought not, since the annual August assembly line of toothless political parodies, dumb musicals, navel-gazing solo shows and occasional gems always seemed harmless. It gave hundreds of young artists a chance to shine and filled a niche for the press during the dead
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Amid Fringe Festival Upstarts, an Oscar Nominee
NYTimes - over 6 years
He could probably dine out for months on Mel Gibson stories. But the cinematographer Caleb Deschanel, who earned two of his five Oscar nominations for shooting ''The Patriot'' and ''The Passion of the Christ'' (one starring Mr. Gibson, the other directed by him), instead is spending his filmmaking downtime with the New York International Fringe
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Caleb Deschanel
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2011
    Age 66
    He was also the cinematographer for the 2011 thriller Dream House.
    More Details Hide Details He was an original member of the American Zoetrope production team, along with George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola.
  • 2010
    Age 65
    He was awarded the ASC Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 by the American Society of Cinematographers.
    More Details Hide Details 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. He also won the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) award for his work in The Patriot.
  • 2009
    Age 64
    He was the cinematographer in the 2009 film My Sister's Keeper.
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  • 2007
    Age 62
    In 2007, he directed an episode of Bones, which stars his daughter Emily.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1982
    Age 37
    He directed his first film The Escape Artist in 1982, and a second, Crusoe, in 1989.
    More Details Hide Details In 1990, Deschanel directed three episodes of the David Lynch series Twin Peaks.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1969
    Age 24
    Following his graduation, he attended the AFI Conservatory and graduated with an M.F.A degree in 1969.
    More Details Hide Details Deschanel's cinematography credits include A Woman Under the Influence (1974, John Cassavetes directing), Being There (1979, Hal Ashby directing), The Black Stallion (1979), The Right Stuff (1983), The Natural (1984), Fly Away Home (1996), The Patriot (2000), Timeline (2003), and The Passion of the Christ (2004, Mel Gibson directing).
  • TEENAGE
  • 1962
    Age 17
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Murch graduated a year ahead of him and encouraged Deschanel to follow him to the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, where he graduated in 1968. During this time, he was a member of a band of film students called The Dirty Dozen, a group that attracted the attention of the Hollywood system.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1944
    Born
    Born on September 21, 1944.
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