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D.J. CARUSO's (Director) third feature film is Universal Pictures' Two For the Money. The film follows his last year's hit Taking Lives, which starred Angelina Jolie and Ethan Hawke. In the haunting thriller, Jolie played an FBI agent on the trail of an elusive serial killer.

Although Caruso came up through the ranks of television as a director, 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 2002, he also directed episodes of Michael Mann's Robbery Homicide Division and the hit series The Shield. Additionally, he directed multiple episodes of Steven Spielberg's High Incident series for ABC and James Cameron's Dark Angel.

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. In one of his first directorial forays, Caruso collaborated with writer Scott Rosenberg on the 1996 award-winning short film Cyclops, Baby.

Caruso is also a producer and executive producer of numerous feature film and television productions.

In 1995 he executive produced The Nick of Time starring Johnny Depp. A year earlier, he was the aerial director on Drop Zone starring Wesley Snipes. The film garnered rave reviews for the ingenuity and beauty of Caruso's aerial work.

His television producer credits include the 1999 USA Networks' feature Mind Prey and the 1996 HBO television movie Rebound: The Legend of Earl the Goat Marigault starring Don Cheadle. Rebound was nominated for an Image Award. Caruso is a graduate of Pepperdine University. He began his career in the film industry as a production assistant.


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