D.J. Caruso

D.J. Caruso

  • Director
  • Producer

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.

Born in Norwalk, Connecticut, Caruso came west to play tennis and study Television Production at Pepperdine University. Interned at Disney Studios in the Product Placement department and later hooked up with Director John Badham, who mentored him into a second-unit director, after Badham lost his 2nd-unit director Rob Cohen to a first-unit directing career. He hooked up with writer Scott Rosenberg, who penned a short film for him entitled, Cyclops, Baby (1997). The film helped launch Caruso's directing career.

Known For: Disturbia (2007) | I Am Number Four (2011) | Eagle Eye (2008) | Taking Lives (2004)

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The Projects: Rise of Redemption
I Am Number Four (2011)

I Am Number Four (2011)IMDB Link

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

1 win & 1 nomination

$60.0M $149.9M
Eagle Eye (2008)

Eagle Eye (2008)IMDB Link

Action, Mystery, Thriller

3 wins & 8 nominations

$80.0M $178.1M
Disturbia (2007)

Disturbia (2007)IMDB Link

Drama, Mystery, Thriller

4 wins & 6 nominations

$20.0M $117.8M
Taking Lives (2004)

Taking Lives (2004)IMDB Link

Crime, Mystery, Thriller

4 nominations

$45.0M $65.5M