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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)

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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
 2005 U2: All Because of You (Video short)
 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 (Video short)
 1993 Fallen Angels (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1993 Wild Palms (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
 1992 Bon Jovi: Keep the Faith (Video short)
 1992 U2: One, Version 3 (Video short)
 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 music video for U2, "All Because of You". See more »

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[After Heaven's Prisoners (1996)], I felt that, personally, I had more energy than my films. While the pace of State of Grace (1990) was appropriate for that story, I felt that Final Analysis (1992) and Heaven's Prisoners (1996) were both too slowly paced. It seemed like I was becoming bogged down in too heavy and ponderous a style. I really wanted to do something that had energy and cinematic, ... See more »

Trivia:

Joanou directed Lithgow again in the 1996-1997 second season finale of his hit television comedy series, 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996), broadcast during the May ratings 'sweeps' period. Almost a quarter of the special hour-long episode, 'A Nightmare on Dick Street', required special glasses for viewing 3-D dream sequences which no doubt accounted for a significant amount of the reported $1.3 ... See more »

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