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Jon Favreau

Jon Favreau

Jon Favreau

Jon Favreau

Jon Favreau

Jon Favreau is a film director, actor, and producer. When he’s not creating award-winning movies, he’s also a productive blogger and vlogger, routinely posting about and interviewing a range of topics.

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In 2016, after the November presidential election was won by Donald Trump, Favreau, Vietor and Jon Lovett founded Crooked Media. Favreau co-hosts Crooked's premier political podcast Pod Save America with Dan Pfeiffer, Vietor and Lovett. In the wake of the new Republican healthcare bill, the AHCA, he coined the term "Wealthcare".

Actor, producer, writer and director Jon Favreau hit unlikely pay dirt when "Swingers" (1996), his low-budget, autobiographical indie about struggling young actors, turned he and co-star/real-life best friend Vince Vaughn into hot property seemingly overnight. Favreau parlayed his rising profile into a number of supporting big-screen roles as cynical side men, but he was more anxious to get behind the camera and direct bigger features. After another indie buddy comedy with Vaughn, mob farce "Made" (2001), Favreau went wide with the holiday hit "Elf" (2003), starring a spandex-clad Will Ferrell. His acclaimed adaptation of the kids book "Zathura: A Space Adventure" (2005) missed the mark with audiences, but his 2008 adaptation of Marvel Comics' "Iron Man" starring Robert Downey, Jr. was one of the most anticipated action films of the year, leading to a return to leading man status for Downey, Jr. and hard-won blockbuster credentials for its highly creative director. Along with continuing with the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a producer and actor (playing Tony Stark's personal assistant Happy Hogan), Favreau found further success as a director through films as varied as the romantic comedy-drama "Chef" (2014) and the CGI blockbusters "The Jungle Book" (2016) and "The Lion King" (2019). (Source: www.rottentomatoes.com)

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Actor, producer, writer and director Jon Favreau hit unlikely pay dirt when "Swingers" (1996), his low-budget, autobiographical indie about struggling young actors, turned he and co-star/real-life best friend Vince Vaughn into hot property seemingly overnight. Favreau parlayed his rising profile into a number of supporting big-screen roles as cynical side men, but he was more anxious to get behind the camera and direct bigger features. After another indie buddy comedy with Vaughn, mob farce "Made" (2001), Favreau went wide with the holiday hit "Elf" (2003), starring a spandex-clad Will Ferrell. His acclaimed adaptation of the kids book "Zathura: A Space Adventure" (2005) missed the mark with audiences, but his 2008 adaptation of Marvel Comics' "Iron Man" starring Robert Downey, Jr. was one of the most anticipated action films of the year, leading to a return to leading man status for Downey, Jr. and hard-won blockbuster credentials for its highly creative director. Along with continuing with the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a producer and actor (playing Tony Stark's personal assistant Happy Hogan), Favreau found further success as a director through films as varied as the romantic comedy-drama "Chef" (2014) and the CGI blockbusters "The Jungle Book" (2016) and "The Lion King" (2019).

Jon Favreau was first seen on screen in ‘Rudy,’ a sleeper hit, where he portrayed D-Bob alongside Sean Astin. He was then seen in ‘Seinfeld,’ and in ‘PCU,’ a college film. Favreau made his breakthrough with ‘Swingers,’ as an actor as well as a screenwriter. He was seen in various episodes of ‘Friends,’ where he portrayed Pete Becker. He was also seen in ‘Tracey Takes On..’ Some of his other notable roles as an actor include films like Couples Retreat,’ ‘Chef,’ ‘Very Bad Things,’ and ‘The Break-Up.’ He has also directed a number of films, including ‘Iron Man,’ ‘Elf,’ ‘The Jungle Book,’ ‘Iron Man 2,’ ‘Zathura: A Space Adventure,’ and ‘Cowboys & Aliens.’ As an executive producer he is accredited with films like, ‘The Avengers,’ ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ and ‘Iron Man 3.’ (Source: www.throughtheclutter.com)

 

 

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