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Joseph Kahn was born on October 12, 1972. He is a director and cinematographer, known for Bodied (2017), Detention (2011) and Torque (2004). See full bio »


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Known For

Bodied Director
Detention Director
Torque Director


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 2021 Lilhuddy: 21st Century Vampire (Video short)
 2019 Ava Max: Torn (Video short)
 2019 DJ Khaled Feat. SZA: Just Us (Video short)
 2019 Happy! (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Blitzkrieg!!! (2019)
 2019 Bebe Rexha: Last Hurrah (Video short)
 2019 Sting & Shaggy: Just One Lifetime (Video short)
 2018 Taylor Swift: Delicate (Video short)
 2017 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2017 Taylor Swift: Ready for It? (Video short)
 2017 Maroon 5 Feat. SZA: What Lovers Do (Video short)
 2017 Bodied
 2017 Swiped (Short)
 2017 Imagine Dragons: Thunder (Video short)
 2016 Sweet/Vicious (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Blueprint (2016)
 2016 OneRepublic: Wherever I Go (Video short)
 2015 Taylor Swift: Out of the Woods (Video short)
 2015 Taylor Swift: Wildest Dreams (Video short)
 2015 Taylor Swift: Bad Blood (Video short)
 2015 Power Rangers (Short)
 2014 Taylor Swift: Blank Space (Video short)
 2013 Britney Spears: Perfume (Video short)
 2012 Ciara: Got Me Good (Video short)
 2012 Robbie Williams: Candy (Video short)
 2011 Eminem: Space Bound (Video short)
 2011 Detention
 2010 Keri Hilson: Pretty Girl Rock (Video short)
 2010 Maroon 5: Misery, UK Version (Video short)
 2010 Maroon 5: Misery (Video short)
 2010 Kylie Minogue: All the Lovers (Video short)
 2009 Chris Brown: Crawl (Video short)
 2009 Kelly Clarkson: Already Gone (Video short)
 2009 Katy Perry: Waking Up in Vegas (Video short)
 2009 Eminem: We Made You (Video short)
 2009 Lady Gaga: LoveGame (Video short)
 2008 Britney Spears: Womanizer (Video short)
 2008 The Pussycat Dolls: When I Grow Up (Video short)
 2008 Onyx: 15 Years of Videos, History & Violence (Video documentary) (videos "All We Got Iz Us", "Last Dayz")
 2008 Chris Brown: Forever (Video short)
 2007 Absolute Garbage (Video) (video "Cherry Lips [Go Baby Go!]")
 2007 Kelly Clarkson: Never Again (Video short)
 2006 Muse: Knights of Cydonia (Video short)
 2006 U2: 18 Videos (Video) (music video director)
 2006 Mobb Deep: Life of the Infamous... The Videos (Video) (segment "Quiet Storm")
 2006 Ciara Feat. Chamillionaire: Get Up (Video short)
 2006 Kelly Clarkson: Walk Away (Video short)
 2005 Blink 182: Greatest Hits (Video short) (video "Always")
 2005 Alsou: Always on My Mind (Video short)
 2005 Backstreet Boys: Incomplete (Video short)
 2005 Joss Stone: Spoiled (Video short)
 2004 Britney Spears Toxic Diamonds (Video short) (directed by)
 2004 Britney Spears: Greatest Hits - My Prerogative (Video) (videos "Stronger", "Toxic")
 2004 Blink-182: Always (Video short)
 2004 Britney Spears: In the Zone (Video documentary) (video "Toxic")
 2004 20th Century Masters: The Best of New Edition - The DVD Collection (Video short) (video "I'm Still in Love With You")
 2004 Torque
 2004 Britney Spears: Toxic (Video short)
 2003 DMX: X Gon' Give It to Ya (Video short)
 2003 Ricky Martin: Juramento (Video short)
 2003 Dido: White Flag (Video short)
 2003 TLC: Damaged (Video short)
 2002 Eminem: Without Me (Video short)
 2002 U2: The Best of 1990-2000 (Video documentary) (video "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of")
 2002 Moby: We Are All Made of Stars (Video short)
 2002 George Michael: Freeek! (Video short)
 2001 Enrique Iglesias: Hero (Video short) (uncredited)
 2001 Garbage: Cherry Lips (Video short)
 2001 DMX: Who We Be (Video short)
 2001 U2: Elevation (Video short)
 2001 Aerosmith: Fly Away from Here (Video short)
 2001 Eminem feat. D12: Purple Hills (Video short)
 2000 Britney Spears: Stronger (Video short)
 2000 Destiny's Child: Jumpin', Jumpin' (Video short)
 2000 Faith Hill: The Way You Love Me (Video short)
 2000 Wu-Tang Clan: Gravel Pit (Short)
 2000 Destiny's Child: Say My Name (Video short)
 2000 Sisqó: Thong Song (Video short)
 1999 Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life (Video short)
 1999 Foxy Brown: Hot Spot (Video short)
 1999 Muse: Muscle Museum (Video short)
 1999 Rob Zombie: Living Dead Girl (Video short)
 1999 Sugar Ray: Someday (Video short)
 1999 Making the Video (TV Series documentary) (videos "The Thong Song", "Doesn't Really Matter", "I Turn to You", "Without Me", "Boy [I Need You]", "Gonna Give It To Ya", "Elevation", "Stronger", "Toxic")
 1999 Faith No More: Who Cares a Lot? (Video) (segment "Last Cup Of Sorrow")
 1998 Brandy & Monica: The Boy is Mine (Video short)
 1998 Monica: The First Night (Video short) (as Alan Smithee)
 1998 Montell Jordan: I Can Do That (Video short)
 1997 SWV ft. Puff Daddy: Someone (Video short)
 1997 Faith No More: Last Cup of Sorrow (Video short)
 1997 Korn: A.D.I.D.A.S. (Video short)
 1996 New Edition: Hit Me Off (Video short)
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Directed Sisqo's "Thong Song" video (2000) See more »

Alternate Names:

Alan Smithee


5' 9¼" (1.76 m)

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One of the biggest and most respected music video directors working today. Has directed dozens of videos for such varied top artists such as U2, Sisqo, Moby, DMX, Backstreet Boys, Brandy, Monica, Destiny's Child, Enrique Iglesias, Foxxy Brown, Ice Cube, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Eminem. See more »

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