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Born: November 20, 1961

How many directors can claim they were Steven Spielberg's protégé? Phil Joanou can. After winning the Best Student Film prize in 1984 for the film Last Chance Dance, from the University of Southern California's film school, California-born Joanou was hired by Spielberg to direct episodes of the director's Amazing Stories TV show in 1986. Following his first feature, the high school comedy Three O'Clock High, Joanou was selected by the rock band U2 to helm their acclaimed documentary, U2:... See All

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