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Jon Favreau is 54 years old
Best known as: The guy who made Swingers with Vince Vaughn

     

     

Jon Favreau Biography

Jon Favreau is one of the best-known Hollywood directors of the early 2000s. His creations include the early superhero movie Iron Man (2008) and the hit 2019 TV series The Mandalorian.

Favreau’s career as an actor and movie maker took off when his indie comedy Swingers (1996) became a hit in art houses and on video. The semi-autobiographical tale of two single and struggling actors made a movie star out of his friend and co-star Vince Vaughn.

It also set Favreau on his path as a successful character actor who also directs Hollywood blockbusters like Iron Man (2008, starring Robert Downey, Jr.). He has acted in Swingers, Made (2001, also writer and director), Very Bad Things (1998, with Cameron Diaz), the HBO biopic Rocky Marciano (1999, as Marciano) and The Break Up (2006, with Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston).

Jon Favreau has directed Elf (2003, starring Will Ferrell), Daredevil (2003, starring Ben Affleck), Iron Man 2 (2010), and the hugely-successful 2019 remake of the The Lion King; the latter, using a hyper-realistic form of computer-generated animation, earned more than $1.5 billion dollars worldwide. The same year he wrote and directed the sci-fi series The Mandalorian, which introduced the world to the character Baby Yoda.

Extra credit

His cable TV talk show, Dinner for Five (2001), featured Jon Favreau and four other guests chatting about the movie business while eating a meal… He is not related to the Jon Favreau who was a speechwriter for presidential candidate Barack Obama.


     

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