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  • Jon Favreau Biography

    Born: October 19, 1966 in New York City, New York, USA

    JON FAVREAU began his career in the industry as an actor in “Rudy.” He went on to establish himself as a writer with the acclaimed indie comedy “Swingers.” Since then, he has continued to challenge himself with a variety of eclectic projects.

    An integral part of the expansion of the Marvel Universe, Favreau directed the blockbuster hits “Iron Man” and “Iron Man 2,” which grossed a combined $1.3 billion at the worldwide box office. He also served as executive producer on “Marvel’s The Avengers,” which grossed over $1.5 billion worldwide, becoming the third highestgrossing film of all time.

    In 2011 Favreau directed and executive produced “Cowboys & Aliens,” starring Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig. Prior to directing the first two installments of the “Iron Man” franchise, Favreau directed the children’s film “Zathura: A Space Adventure,” starring Tim Robbins, for Radar Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment. In 2003, he directed the acclaimed holiday smash hit “Elf,” starring Will Ferrell, for New Line Cinema. Favreau made his feature-film directorial debut with “Made,” a script he wrote and starred in opposite Vince Vaughn and Sean Combs for Artisan Entertainment. Last year, Favreau served as director and executive producer of the pilot for the hit television series “Revolution.”

    In front of the camera, Favreau was most recently filmed in “The Wolf of Wall Street,” directed by Martin Scorsese, “Identity Thief” and “People Like Us.” His other film credits include “Couples Retreat,” “I Love You, Man,” “Four Christmases,” “The Break-Up,” “Wimbledon,” “Something’s Gotta Give,” “Daredevil,” “Love & Sex,” “The Replacements,” “Very Bad Things” and “Deep Impact.” He also portrayed legendary heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano in the MGM biopic “Rocky Marciano.”

    Favreau’s television credits include a recurring role on “Friends” and a special appearance on HBO’s “The Sopranos,” playing himself. Favreau also added the title of showrunner to his multihyphenate list of credits as the creator, producer and host of the critically acclaimed and Emmy®-nominated IFC series “Dinner for Five.”

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