Joe Carnahan

Director, Screenwriter, Actor
With only $8,000 to finance his first feature, "Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane" (1999), writer-director Joe Carnahan made a huge impact with both critics and film festival audience, establishing himself as a new force ... Read more »

Filmography

Writer (12)

Killing Pablo 2014 (Movie)

(Adaptation) (Screenplay)

Stretch 2013 (Movie)

(Story By)

Stretch 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Grey 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The A-Team 2010 (Movie)

(current polish) (Screenplay)

Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball 2009 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball 2009 (Movie)

(Story By)

Pride and Glory 2008 (Movie)

(rewrite) (Screenplay)

Smokin' Aces 2007 (Movie)

(Pitch) (Story By)

Smokin' Aces 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Narc 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (10)

The Blacklist 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Killing Pablo 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

State Of Affairs 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Those Who Kill 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Stretch 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

The Grey 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

The A-Team 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Smokin' Aces 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Narc 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane 1999 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (6)

Stretch 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Grey 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Fourth Kind 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Playing for Change: Peace Through Music 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (2)

Precinct Hollywood 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane 1999 (Movie)

Sid French (Actor)

Biography

With only $8,000 to finance his first feature, "Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane" (1999), writer-director Joe Carnahan made a huge impact with both critics and film festival audience, establishing himself as a new force for Hollywood to reckon with. But even though Carnahan captured the town's attention, he struggled to fund his second project, "Narc" (2002), a dark and gritty crime thriller that cemented his place as a talented director worthy of consideration. Thanks to the critical praise and awards buzz that followed the release of that film, Carnahan suddenly had his pick of major studio projects. In fact, he was slated to direct Tom Cruise in "Mission: Impossible III" (2006), but left the project following conflict with the star over the film's tone. He instead went back to his indie roots for the critically-panned hipster noir, "Smokin' Aces" (2006), which drew complaints - fair or unfair - that he was being derivative of Quentin Tarantino. Finally, over a decade after his feature debut, Carnahan directed his first major Hollywood movie, "The A-Team" (2010), which he followed with the well-received survival thriller "The Grey" (2012), allowing him to finally find his footing after a long, hard struggle.

Milestones

2012

Wrote, directed, and produced the adventure thriller "The Grey," starring Neeson

2010

Co-wrote and directed the feature film adaptation of "The A-Team," starring Bradley Cooper and Liam Neeson; also acted in film as Mike 'The Operator'

2008

Co-wrote the screenplay to "Pride And Glory"

2007

Wrote and directed the action-comedy "Smokin' Aces," starring an ensemble cast that included Ryan Reynolds and Jeremy Piven

2002

Directed the Detroit set thriller "Narc," starring Ray Liotta and Jason Patric

1998

Produced the short film "Taco Heaven"

1998

Won critical acclaim for his breakthrough feature "Blood, Guts, Bullets, and Octane"; made acting debut in film

1995

Began producing short films with "Karate Raider"

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