Allen Daviau

Allen Daviau

  • Birthday: 1942-06-14
  • Deathday: 2020-04-15
  • Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA


Allen Daviau (June 14, 1942 – April 15, 2020) was an American cinematographer known for his collaborations with Steven Spielberg work on E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), The Color Purple (1985), and Empire of the Sun (1987). He received five Academy Award nominations and two British Academy Film Award nominations, with one win. In addition to his work in film, Daviau served as Cinematographer-in-Residence at the University of California, Los Angeles.