Oscar-Nominated ‘Never Look Away’ Dp Caleb Deschanel Never Saw It Coming

  • Variety
Oscar-Nominated ‘Never Look Away’ Dp Caleb Deschanel Never Saw It Coming
One of the most unexpected Oscar nominations this year came for a German film in the thick of the foreign-language race that managed to score love elsewhere: Caleb Deschanel’s cinematography notice for Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s “Never Look Away,” a three-hour epic inspired by the life of artist Gerhard Richter.

For Deschanel, a beloved industry veteran with six nominations dating back to 1983’s “The Right Stuff,” it was as much a shock to him as it was to the awards season chattering class.

“You sort of figure, ‘No chance; not enough people have seen the movie,'” Deschanel says, calling from London where he’s in the middle of production on Jon Favreau’s effects-driven remake of “The Lion King,” due out in July. “But I had so many calls from people who loved this movie.”

It’s easy to see why Deschanel’s colleagues in the cinematography branch,
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