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Phil Joanou

Phil Joanou was born on November 20, 1961 in La Cañada, California, USA. He is a director and assistant director, known for Gridiron Gang (2006), Final Analysis (1992) and U2: Rattle and Hum (1988). See full bio »

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State of Grace
State of Grace Director
U2: Rattle and Hum
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Final Analysis
Final Analysis Director


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 2016/I The Veil
 2015 Chris Tucker Live (TV Movie)
 2006 Gridiron Gang
 2003 Naked Hotel (TV Movie)
 2002 U2: The Best of 1980-1990 (Video documentary) (videos "Bad", "When Love Comes To Town", "One Tree Hill")
 2002 U2: The Best of 1990-2000 (Video documentary) (videos "If God Will Send His Angels", "One")
 1999/I Entropy
 1998 14 Up in America (TV Movie documentary)
 1993 Fallen Angels (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1993 Wild Palms (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
 1991 Age 7 in America (TV Movie documentary)
 1988 U2: Rattle and Hum (Documentary)
 1985-1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Doll (1986)
- Santa '85 (1985)
 1984 Last Chance Dance (Short)
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Directed U2 and B.B. King's video for "When Love Comes to Town" See more »

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[on doing it yourself] He [Alec Baldwin] directed a version of Shortcut to Happiness (2003). I don't know what studio it was for, but it was basically a financier bail-out thing. They didn't give him the money to finish it. Of course, now the technology's in a place where he probably could finish it. I can finish a movie in my house. I'm making this movie right now for Universal and Blumhouse, ... See more »


Attended the University of Southern California (USC) Film School in the 1980s. The day after Joanou's student film Last Chance Dance (1984) was shown at the annual USC Film School screening - where student films are screened for industry professionals - Steven Spielberg phoned Joanou at home, asking if he'd like to direct an episode of "Amazing Stories." Joanou's reply was yes and he ended up ... See more »

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