Joe Carnahan

Joe Carnahan

Highest Rated: 88% Stretch (2014)

Lowest Rated: 18% The Fourth Kind (2009)

Birthday: May 09, 1969

Birthplace: Sacramento, California, USA

With only $8,000 to finance his first feature, "Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane" (1999), writer-director Joe Carnahan made a huge impact with both critics and film festival audience, establishing himself as a new force for Hollywood to reckon with. But even though Carnahan captured the town's attention, he struggled to fund his second project, "Narc" (2002), a dark and gritty crime thriller that cemented his place as a talented director worthy of consideration. Thanks to the critical praise and awards buzz that followed the release of that film, Carnahan suddenly had his pick of major studio projects. In fact, he was slated to direct Tom Cruise in "Mission: Impossible III" (2006), but left the project following conflict with the star over the film's tone. He instead went back to his indie roots for the critically-panned hipster noir, "Smokin' Aces" (2006), which drew complaints - fair or unfair - that he was being derivative of Quentin Tarantino. Finally, over a decade after his feature debut, Carnahan directed his first major Hollywood movie, "The A-Team" (2010), which he followed with the well-received survival thriller "The Grey" (2012), allowing him to finally find his footing after a long, hard struggle.

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Credit
77% 96% Bad Boys for Life Screenwriter $204.3M 2020
38% 30% Point Blank Producer - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boss Level Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2019
40% 55% El Chicano Screenwriter,
Producer
$1.4M 2018
18% 71% Death Wish Screenwriter $34M 2018
88% 63% Stretch Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2014
79% 61% The Grey Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$51.5M 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devil's Dosh Executive Producer - 2011
No Score Yet 99% Killing Pablo Director - 2011
48% 66% The A-Team Director,
Screenwriter
$77.2M 2010
18% 41% The Fourth Kind Producer $25.5M 2009
35% 49% Pride and Glory Screenwriter $15.7M 2008
30% 62% Smokin' Aces Director,
Writer
$35.6M 2007
84% 79% Narc Director,
Writer
$10.5M 2002
43% 41% Blood Guts Bullets & Octane Director,
Writer (Screenplay),
Producer
$15K 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devil Takes a Holiday Producer - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Karate Raider Screenwriter - 1995

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