Caleb Deschanel

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Birthday
21, 1944
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA

About

Award-winning cinematographer and father of actresses Zooey and Emily Deschanel who directed the art-house film Crusoe.

Before Fame

He studied at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts where he was part of the Dirty Dozen, which included George Lucas and Robert Zemeckis.

Trivia

He was nominated for five Academy Awards for cinematography, one of which was for his work on The Passion of the Christ.

Family Life

His daughters Zooey and Emily Deschanel went on to have successful acting careers.

Associated With

He directed three episodes of David Lynch's TV series Twin Peaks.