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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 State of Grace (1990), U2: Rattle and Hum (1988) and Three O'Clock High (1987). See full bio »

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Known For

State of Grace Director
(1990)
(1988)
(1987)
Final Analysis Director
(1992)

Filmography

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 2016/I The Veil
 2015 Chris Tucker Live (TV Special documentary)
 2006 U2: 18 Videos (Video) (music video director)
 2006 Gridiron Gang (directed by)
 2005 U2: All Because of You (Music Video)
 2003 Naked Hotel (TV Movie)
 2002 U2: The Best of 1990-2000 (Video documentary) (videos "If God Will Send His Angels", "One")
 1999 U2: The Best of 1980-1990 (Video documentary) (videos "Bad", "When Love Comes To Town", "One Tree Hill")
 1999/I Entropy
 1998 14 Up in America (TV Movie documentary)
 1997 U2: If God Will Send His Angels (Music Video)
 1993 Fallen Angels (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1993 Wild Palms (TV Mini Series) (1 episode)
 1992 Bon Jovi: Keep the Faith (Music Video)
 1992 U2: One (Bar Version) (Music Video)
 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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Other Works:

Directed U2's video for "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses" See more »

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Alternate Names:

Matt MacManus
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Three O'Clock High (1987)] It's different, clearly a lot of people have felt that, and that was something I absolutely tried to do with the film. I felt that the genre had been so worked over by the time I got this project given to me by Universal, that I needed to do something a little bit different or I was just going to be - and the film was just going to be - another in a long series of ... See more »

Trivia:

As "Final Analysis" and "Heaven's Prisoners" proved to be critical and financial disappointments, Spielberg and Bono of U2 (separately) encouraged Joanou to "write something personal" and "from the heart", resulting in the extensively autobiographical "Entropy". Virtually every detail is based on the director's real life: just as portrayed in the film, the director had a lengthy relationship with... See more »

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