Caleb Deschanel Bio

(Cinematographer)

Relationship Statistics of Caleb Deschanel

What is Caleb Deschanel marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce): Married
When did Caleb Deschanel get married ? (married date): , 1972
How many children does Caleb Deschanel have ? (name): Two(Emily and Zooey)
Is Caleb Deschanel having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Caleb Deschanel gay ?: No
Who is Caleb Deschanel wife ? (name): Mary Jo Deschanel

More about the relationship

Caleb Deschanel is married to Mary Jo Deschanel (former Mary Joe Weir) since 1972. Mary is an American actress by profession. They together have two daughters: Emily Deschanel born in 1976 and Zooey Deschanel born in 1980.

Daughters’ Profile

Caleb Deschanel both daughters Emily and Zooey are actresses by profession. Emily first debuted on romantic comedy-drama It Could Happen to You on which Caleb worked as chief cinematographer.

She is also a director and producer. Similarly, Zooey made her film debuted in Lawrence Kasdan’s comedy Mumford (1999) and has also engaged in singing and song-writing.

Who is Caleb Deschanel?

Caleb Deschanel is an award-winning American cinematographer and film director working in the film industry for the last 40 years. He is a member of the National Film Preservation Board of the Library of Congress, Representing the American Society of Cinematographer since 1984.

Early life and Education

Caleb Deschanel was born on September 21, 1994, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Ann Ward (née Orr) and Paul Jules Deschanel. His father was french whereas his mother was an American who raised him in Quaker religion. His birth name is Joseph Caleb Deschanel.

For schooling, He went to Severn School. He attended John Hopkins University from 1962 to 1966. Then in 1968, he graduated from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. Deschanel was also a member of a band of film students called “The Dirty Dozen”, this group attracted attention from the Hollywood system. He also attended American Flim Institution Conservatory and graduated in 1969 as a member of its first class.

Career in Cinematography

He first started his journey with the 1979 film  ”Being There” which was a huge success. Since then he has done many movies like ”The Black Stallion”, ”The Right Stuff”, ”The Natural”, ”Fly Away Home”, ”Anna and the King”, ”The Patriot”, ”The Passion of the Christ”, ”Never look away” and ”The Lion King” to name few. He has even worked as a camera operator for Wakefield Orloff and Paisley Production.

Cabel Deschanel shot his first virtual shoot with Jon Favreau for The Lion King

Deschanel successfully shot for the Disney remake The Lion King along with Jon Favreau who directed and produced the movie. The crew was led by VFX production supervisor Rob Legato with MPC Film. He revealed that the first month of the animation was limited but by the time they got into shooting, it was sophisticated enough that they could read the character expressions and really get the feeling of what the characters were going through. The movie has captured the beauty of Kenya; the actual landscapes, skies, rock formation, watering hole, and vegetation of Kenya.

Career as a Director

He has directed the 1982 film ”The Escape Artist” and few episodes of ”Crusoe”, ”Twin Peaks”, ”Rhythm of My Heart”, ”Law & Order: Trial by Jury”, ”Conviction”and ”Bones”.

Caleb Deschanel: Awards and Nomination

He has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography six times. The awards he has won are: National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography in ”Being there” and ”The Black Station” and American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Cinematography in ”The Patriot”‘.

Caleb’s daughters Emily and Zooey headed to Oscar in order to support their father. He was nominated in the cinematography category for the film “Never Look Away.”

Caleb Deschanel: Net Worth

Caleb Deschanel has done great works in the field of the film industry. Along with his success, there is no doubt about his good amount of earning. As of 2019, Caleb Deschanel has a net worth of around $5 million.

Eye and hair color

Deschanel is 6 feet and 1 inch tall and has a decent height. He has a blue eye color with salt and pepper hair.

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