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      P.J. Pesce

      P.J. Pesce

      Highest Rated: 44% Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball (2010)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Sep 21, 1961

      Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA

      American director P.J. Pesce has built a career on crafting action-packed television and film productions. After graduating from Columbia University, he enrolled at the Graduate Film School, where he studied under heralded American auteurs Martin Scorsese and Brian De Palma. After drawing notice with his award-winning short film "The Afterlife of Grandpa," he made the leap to full-length features with the forgettable sex comedy "Body Waves" in 1992. Three years later, Pesce won praise for his Western "The Desperate Trail" as well as the award for Best Director from the Hamptons International Film Festival. This feature marked the start of his collaboration with screenwriter Tom Abrams. The two would go on to work together on some of Pesce's biggest productions, including the final installment of the Quentin Tarantino-spawned vampire trilogy, "From Dusk till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter," and the hitman-packed action-thriller "Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball." While much of Pesce's career has been spent in film, he has made the occasional foray into television, directing episodes of the detective drama "Profiler" and the man-eating mega-worm action comedy series "Tremors." In 2003, Pesce teamed up with comedian Orlando Jones to create the variety program "The Orlando Jones Show," which featured a quirky animated cartoon about two janitors with big dreams that later morphed into its own show, "The Adventures of Chico and Guapo." However, neither series lasted beyond eight episodes. So, Pesce returned to moviemaking in 2008, helming the sequel to the cult classic vampire drama "The Lost Boys," "Lost Boys: The Tribe."

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      44% 22% Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball Director,
      Writer
      - 2010
      0% 25% Lost Boys: The Tribe Director - 2008
      No Score Yet 43% Sniper 3 Director - 2004
      22% 23% From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter Director - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Intimate Betrayal Kevin (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rolling Thunder Director - 1996
      No Score Yet 48% The Desperate Trail Scared Mustachioed Cowboy (Character),
      Director
      - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Body Waves Director - 1992

      TV

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      43% 92% The Republic of Sarah Director 2021
      No Score Yet 49% Charmed Director 2019 2021
      92% 67% The 100 Director 2014-2020
      68% 69% Tommy Director 2020
      67% 96% The InBetween Director 2019
      61% 87% Midnight, Texas Director 2018
      70% 46% Quantico Director 2016 2018
      60% 86% The Crossing Director 2018
      No Score Yet 82% Code Black Director 2016 2018
      69% 90% For the People Director 2018
      93% 74% Supernatural Director 2014-2015 2017-2018
      No Score Yet 85% Blue Bloods Director 2016-2017
      51% 76% Beauty and the Beast Director 2012 2016
      58% 77% American Gothic Director 2016
      68% 45% Under the Dome Director 2015
      71% 70% The Whispers Director 2015
      77% 61% Extant Director 2015
      92% 88% Leverage Director 2011-2012