Caleb Deschanel - Details


Caleb Deschanel recently photographed "Anna and the King" starring Jodie Foster. His additional credits include "The Natural," "The Right Stuff" and "Fly Away Home," all of which earned him Academy Award® nominations. His work on "The Black Stallion" won widespread acclaim for its visual beauty and brought him a BAFTA nomination. He also earned the 1979 National Society of Film Critics Award for cinematography for "The Black Stallion' and for "Being There." Other films include "Message in a Bottle," "Hope Floats" and "It Could Happen To You," among many others.

Deschanel's credits as a director include "The Escape Artist," "Crusoe" and a number of short films. His short film "Trains" won the Silver Bear Award at the Berlin Film Festival and his short "Valley Forge" has been shown around the world by the United States Information Agency. He also directed several episodes of the series "Twin Peaks," which also featured his wife, Mary Jo, who also appeared in "The Right Stuff" and stars as Mrs. Howard in "The Patriot."

Deschanel graduated from John Hopkins University, then studied at the U.S.C. Film School and the American Film Institute before interning with cinematographer Gordon Willis. He began his career in commercials, short subjects and documentaries.


  • 21st September 1941 - Birth