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Joe Carnahan Biography

Birth Place:
Algonac, Michigan, United States
Director, screenwriter, producer

Fast Facts

  • Began his career as a producer at a Sacramento TV station
  • His 2002 crime drama Narc played at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize; the film also earned him an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Director
  • Was set to direct Mission: Impossible III but quit before filming began due to creative differences


  • 2003Independent Spirit Awards-Best Director: nominated