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D.J. Caruso is a Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 17 january 1965 at Norwalk (USA)

D.J. Caruso

D.J. Caruso
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Birth name Daniel John Caruso, Jr.
Nationality USA
Birth 17 january 1965 (54 years) at Norwalk (USA)

Daniel John "D.J." Caruso, Jr. (born January 17, 1965) is an American director and producer. Caruso has directed the films Disturbia, Two for the Money, Taking Lives, The Salton Sea, Eagle Eye, I Am Number Four and Standing Up. He has also directed television episodes for shows such as The Shield, Over There, Smallville, and Dark Angel. He directed his first music video in 2007 for the song "Don't Make Me Wait" by This World Fair. He was also a guest judge on the Fox reality show On the Lot for the episode of May 28/29. In 2009 he directed the music video for Airborne Toxic Event, Sometime Around Midnight.

Best films

Eagle Eye (2008)
(Director)
I Am Number Four (2011)
(Director)
Disturbia (2007)
(Director)

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Filmography of D.J. Caruso (18 films)

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Director

xXx: Return of Xander Cage, 1h47
Directed by D.J. Caruso
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Vin Diesel, Deepika Padukone, Ruby Rose, Nina Dobrev, Samuel L. Jackson, Donnie Yen
Rating52% 2.606392.606392.606392.606392.60639
Après avoir été laissé pour mort à la suite d'un accident, Xander Cage revient aux affaires et doit à nouveau travailler avec l'agent Gibbons, dans le but de mettre la main sur la Boîte de Pandore, un objet très dangereux qui permet de faire tomber des satellites partout où l'on veut sur la Terre. Pour cette mission, Xander sera accompagné de nouvelles recrues.
The Disappointments Room, 1h32
Directed by D.J. Caruso
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about children, Ghost films
Actors Kate Beckinsale, Lucas Till, Gerald McRaney, Michaela Conlin, Mel Raido, Michael Landes
Rating39% 1.9606651.9606651.9606651.9606651.960665
A mother and her young son release unimaginable horrors from the attic of their rural dream home.
Invertigo
Invertigo (2014)

Directed by D.J. Caruso
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Horror

After a NASA space satellite crashes into New York City, apparently under the influence of certain "dark energy", a "reverse-G vortex" is created and gravitational force is inverted, causing bridges and buildings to be destroyed and ripped from the earth, and streams to rain from the skies. A team led by the Office of Emergency Management supervisor is forced to mount a desperate mission into upside-down Manhattan to avert the entire planet's impending doom.
Standing Up, 1h33
Directed by D.J. Caruso
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Chandler Canterbury, Annalise Basso, Radha Mitchell, Val Kilmer, Kate Maberly, Frank Hoyt Taylor
Rating69% 3.4968953.4968953.4968953.4968953.496895
Two kids, Howie (Chandler Canterbury) and Grace (Annalise Basso), are stripped naked and left stranded together on an island as victims of a vicious summer camp prank. But rather than returning to camp to face the humiliation, they decide to take off, on the run together. Grace does not know how to swim, so she holds onto a broken tree branch as he swims across the lake.
I Am Number Four, 1h49
Directed by D.J. Caruso
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films based on science fiction novels, L'enfance marginalisée, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about school violence
Actors Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Teresa Palmer, Dianna Agron, Callan McAuliffe, Kevin Durand
Rating60% 3.049353.049353.049353.049353.04935
John Smith (Alex Pettyfer) is an alien from the planet Lorien. He was sent to Earth as a child with eight others to escape the invading Mogadorians, who destroyed Lorien. Here, John is protected by a Cepan, or guardian, Henri (Timothy Olyphant). Together, they live in a beach-side bungalow in Florida.
Inside
Inside (2011)

Directed by D.J. Caruso
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Actors Emmy Rossum, Molly Hagan, Jake Abel, Melissa Tang, Hayley Chase, Xander Berkeley
Rating77% 3.8959753.8959753.8959753.8959753.895975
Christina Perasso is a tough, resilient, 24-year-old girl. She wakes up trapped in a room and has no idea where she is being held or who did this to her. She has been left access to her laptop. Through the use of an intermittent wifi signal, she reaches out to friends, family and the general, growing audience through social media. She lists facts, clues, pictures and videos to aid the audience in figuring out where she is, who her captor is, and why she was kidnapped.
Eagle Eye
Eagle Eye (2008)
, 1h58
Directed by D.J. Caruso
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about computing, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Films based on science fiction novels, Road movies, Chase films, Jumeaux ou jumelles
Actors Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Rosario Dawson, Julianne Moore, Michael Chiklis, Anthony Mackie
Rating65% 3.2990053.2990053.2990053.2990053.299005
Jerry Shaw (Shia LaBeouf) is a Stanford University dropout who learns his identical twin brother Ethan, a first lieutenant in the US Air Force, has been killed. Following the funeral, Jerry is surprised to find $750,000 in his bank account. Later he finds his Chicago apartment filled with weapons, ammonium nitrate, classified DOD documents, and forged passports. He receives a phone call from a woman (Julianne Moore) who warns that the FBI is about to arrest him and he needs to run.
Disturbia
Disturbia (2007)
, 1h45
Directed by D.J. Caruso
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Slasher
Themes Medical-themed films, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Shia LaBeouf, David Morse, Sarah Roemer, Carrie-Anne Moss, Aaron Yoo, Jose Pablo Cantillo
Rating67% 3.3990453.3990453.3990453.3990453.399045
High school student Kale Brecht and his father Daniel get into a serious car accident while driving home from a fishing trip, and Daniel dies. One year later, Kale remains inconsolable after his father's death. Near the end of the school year, he is reprimanded by his Spanish teacher, Señor Gutierrez, and when Gutierrez brings up Kale's father, Kale attacks him. For this assault, he is sentenced by the sympathetic judge to a three-month house arrest period with an ankle monitor and a proximity sensor, which prohibit him from roaming beyond the boundaries of his house and yard. He then learns that one of the police officers monitoring him is his teacher's arrogant cousin. Initially, he satiates his boredom by playing video games, but shortly after, his mother Julie cancels his subscriptions to the iTunes Music Store and Xbox Live, and cuts the power cord of his television in order to get him to learn a hard lesson.
Two for the Money, 2h2
Directed by D.J. Caruso
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Themes Sports films, American football films
Actors Al Pacino, Matthew McConaughey, Rene Russo, Armand Assante, Jeremy Piven, Jaime King
Rating62% 3.14863.14863.14863.14863.1486
Brandon Lang (McConaughey) is a former college football star who, after sustaining a career-ending injury, takes a job handicapping football games. His success at choosing winners catches the eye of Walter Abrams (Pacino), the slick head of one of the biggest sports consulting operations in the United States. Walter takes Brandon under his wing, and soon they are making tremendous amounts of money.
Taking Lives, 1h43
Directed by D.J. Caruso
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Angelina Jolie, Ethan Hawke, Olivier Martinez, Kiefer Sutherland, Gena Rowlands, Tchéky Karyo
Rating62% 3.1000053.1000053.1000053.1000053.100005
The film opens in early 1980s Canada where teenager Martin Asher (Paul Dano) is seen ambling about a bus station, seemingly uncertain of his destination. He befriends another teen on the bus, Matt Soulsby (Justin Chatwin) and the two talk about their plans for the future. When their bus breaks down, the two acquire a car from a nearby garage. While Martin is driving, a tire blows. Matt struggles to change the tire and Martin comments on how he and Matt are both about the same height, and kicks Matt into the path of an oncoming truck. He is last seen toting Matt's guitar and walking away singing in a voice similar to Matt's.
The Salton Sea, 1h43
Directed by D.J. Caruso
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Val Kilmer, Vincent d’Onofrio, Doug Hutchison, Peter Sarsgaard, Adam Goldberg, Luis Guzmán
Rating70% 3.548863.548863.548863.548863.54886
While playing the trumpet in a burning room, the protagonist's voice is heard in narration. His story begins with him posing as "Danny Parker", a speed freak addicted to methamphetamine, who hangs out with friends while indulging in drugs. He also moonlights as an informant for two corrupt cops, Gus Morgan (Doug Hutchison) and Al Garcetti (Anthony LaPaglia). He is trying to set up a large meth score with notorious drug dealer Pooh Bear (D'Onofrio), an eccentric psychopath who lost his nose to excessive snorting of "Gack" (meth), while also attempting to set up a sting operation for Morgan and Garcetti.
Spy's Kid
Directed by D.J. Caruso
Origin USA
Themes Political films
Actors Robert De Niro, Shia LaBeouf

Based on a six-part series of articles by Bryan Denson that were published in The Oregonian in 2011 and the true story of a traitorous spy who enlists his son to continue his work.

Scriptwriter

The Disappointments Room, 1h32
Directed by D.J. Caruso
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about children, Ghost films
Actors Kate Beckinsale, Lucas Till, Gerald McRaney, Michaela Conlin, Mel Raido, Michael Landes
Roles Writer
Rating39% 1.9606651.9606651.9606651.9606651.960665
A mother and her young son release unimaginable horrors from the attic of their rural dream home.
Standing Up, 1h33
Directed by D.J. Caruso
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Chandler Canterbury, Annalise Basso, Radha Mitchell, Val Kilmer, Kate Maberly, Frank Hoyt Taylor
Rating69% 3.4968953.4968953.4968953.4968953.496895
Two kids, Howie (Chandler Canterbury) and Grace (Annalise Basso), are stripped naked and left stranded together on an island as victims of a vicious summer camp prank. But rather than returning to camp to face the humiliation, they decide to take off, on the run together. Grace does not know how to swim, so she holds onto a broken tree branch as he swims across the lake.