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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 9 May 1969Sacramento, California, USA
Birth NameJoseph Aaron Carnahan
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Joe Carnahan was born on May 9, 1969 in Sacramento, California, USA as Joseph Aaron Carnahan. He is a producer and writer, known for The Grey (2011), The A-Team (2010) and Smokin' Aces (2006).

Trade Mark (3)

Hi-speed "zoom in" shots
Frequently changes the speed of some scenes
Often uses chop (auto) shops as a key setting to build up the story

Trivia (11)

Graduated from Fairfield High School, Fairfield, California in 1987.
Worked in the promotions department at Channel 31 in Sacramento, California.
Named among Fade In Magazine's "100 People in Hollywood You Need to Know" in 2005.
Is the brother of Matthew Michael Carnahan.
Considered a legend in the theatre and film community in his Hometown of Fairfield, CA. Several Plaques are hung in the Film dept of Solano Community College where his journey to greatness began.
For a small time, was a student of George Maguire (Fight Club (1999), Leonard Part 6 (1987)).
Frequently uses rap stars as actors in his movies: Busta Rhymes was in Narc (2002) and Alicia Keys and Common were in Smokin' Aces (2006).
Usually uses Mauro Fiore as the director of cinematography for his recent films (Ticker (2002) and Smokin' Aces (2006)).
Was hired to direct Mission: Impossible III (2006) but left the project.
Is a fan of the legendary English soccer team Manchester United, aka 'The Red Devils'.
Used to move furniture for living. He did this for 8 years.

Personal Quotes (1)

(on current male film stars) Think about a guy like Bob Mitchum, with his kind of chest gut not defining itself one way or the other. Was there anybody tougher? Lee Marvin was a marine sniper during the Second World War. They had this sense of themselves, and they had this product of being a man in a masculine way. I think that's why Liam Neeson is experiencing this renaissance at sixty years old, because we've run out of that ilk, man. We don't have 'em anymore. I can count 'em on one hand.

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