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DJ Caruso on the set of "Disturbia"
DJ Caruso on the set Disturbia
DJ Caruso on the set of "Disturbia" - © DreamWorks Pictures
DJ Caruso is the director of "I Am Number Four," starring Alex Pettyfer and Timothy Olyphant.

In 2008, DJ Caruso directed the action-thriller "Eagle Eye," starring Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan, which debuted at number one and was the 4th biggest opening in history for the month of September. The film went on to gross over $200 million worldwide.

Prior to that, he directed the hit suspense thriller "Disturbia" which spent an impressive three consecutive weeks at number one in the box office. In 2005, Caruso directed "Two for the Money," teaming Oscar winner Al Pacino and Matthew McConaughey in a fast-paced story set in the world of high-­stakes gambling. The film followed his 2004 hit "Taking Lives," which starred Angelina Jolie and Ethan Hawke in a haunting thriller about an FBI agent on the trail of an elusive serial killer.

Although Caruso came up through the directing ranks in television by helming such shows as "The Shield," Steven Spielberg's "High Incident" and James Cameron's "Dark Angel," it was the directorial debut of his critically acclaimed feature film "The Salton Sea" that put him on a short list of directors to tap. The 2002 neo-noir thriller, starring Val Kilmer, was praised for its strong performances and visual technique.

In 1998, he teamed with Hollywood veteran screenwriter Frank Darabont on "Black Cat Run," which proved to be HBO's highest­-rated world premiere movie that year. Caruso also has directed music videos for such bands as This World Fair and Airborne Toxic Event. He also was a guest judge on the Fox reality show "On the Lot."

DJ Caruso was born in Norwalk, Connecticut, and graduated from Pepperdine University where he studied production and played tennis. He began his career in the film industry as a production assistant and later was mentored by director John Badham.



DJ CARUSO: FACTS

How old is DJ Caruso? Find out here.

Age: 49 years old
Birthday: January 17, 1965
Full Name / Real Name: Daniel John Caruso Jr.
Birthplace: Norwalk, CT
Wife: Holly Kuespert (7/6/1991, 4 children)




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