Joe Carnahan’s Smokin' Aces | 2006
Clip Name: Surveilling Sparazza
About this director
Joseph Aaron "Joe" Carnahan (born May 9, 1969) is an American independent film director, screenwriter, producer and actor best known for his films Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane, Narc, Smokin' Aces and The A-Team. He is the brother of screenwriter Matthew Michael Carnahan. Born in Delaware, raised in Detroit, Michigan and Fairfield, California, Carnahan became employed in the promotional department of Sacramento's KMAX-TV, producing short films in the mid-1990s such as 'Wired to Blow' and 'Gunpoint' as well as 'For Sale By Owner.' In 1998 he won some cult and critical acclaim for his film Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane which premiered in September 1997 at the New York's Independent Feature Film Market and later at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival. He directed the 2002 Detroit set thriller Narc, starring Ray Liotta and Jason Patric. At one point he was solicited to direct Mission: Impossible III, produced by Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner (who also executive produced Narc), however he...