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D.J. Caruso


Born in Norwalk, Connecticut, Caruso came west to play tennis and study Television Production at Pepperdine University. Interned at Disney Studios in the Product Placement department and later hooked up with Director John Badham, who mentored him into a second-unit director, after Badham lost his 2nd-unit director Rob Cohen to a first-unit ... See full bio »

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Known For

Disturbia
Disturbia Director
(2007)
I Am Number Four
I Am Number Four Director
(2011)
Eagle Eye
Eagle Eye Director
(2008)
Taking Lives
Taking Lives Director
(2004)

Filmography

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  G.I. Joe 3 (rumored) (announced)
 2017 xXx: Return of Xander Cage (directed by)
 2014 Tin Man (TV Movie)
 2013/II Standing Up
 2011 Inside (TV Series)
 2008 Eagle Eye
 2007 Disturbia
 2002-2006 The Shield (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Kavanaugh (2006)
- Extraction (2006)
- Pay in Pain (2002)
- Cherrypoppers (2002)
 2005 Over There (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2004 Taking Lives
 2002 Robbery Homicide Division (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Free and Clear (2002)
- 2028 (2002)
 2002 Smallville (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Shimmer (2002)
 2001 Going to California (TV Series) (5 episodes)
 2001 Dark Angel (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Meow (2001)
 1999 The Strip (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1999 Mind Prey (TV Movie)
 1999 Martial Law (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Substitutes (1999)
 1998 Buddy Faro (TV Series)
 1998 Black Cat Run (TV Movie)
 1997 Cyclops, Baby
 1996-1997 High Incident (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Remote Control (1997)
- Black & Blue (1997)
- No Money Down (1997)
 1995 VR.5 (TV Series) (1 episode)
- 5D (1995)
 1988 It's Cool to Care (Short)
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Other Works:

: Directed music video "Sometime Around Midnight" (Version 2) for The Airborne Toxic Event.

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D. J. Caruso
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Trivia:

One of 115 people invited to join AMPAS in 2007. See more »

Trademark:

His films often have intense car crashes (Taking Lives (2004), Disturbia (2007), and Eagle Eye (2008))

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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