Jon Favreau
Dan Doperalski
United States
2019

Fairview Entertainment

Jon
Favreau

Film Director

Looking back at his 1996 breakout hit “Swingers,” when another character declares Favreau is “so money,” it comes off as remarkably prescient, both literally and figuratively. In 2019, the busy multi-hyphenate achieved an almost unprecedented level of creative ubiquity. He directed Disney’s smash photo-realistic CGI remake of “The Lion King” and reprised his role as Happy Hogan in “Spider-Man: Far From Home” and the new all-time box-office champ “Avengers: Endgame” (which he also executive produced), while somehow finding time to star in the Netflix cooking docuseries “The Chef Show.” As if that weren’t exhausting enough, he’s writing and producing the “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” for Disney Plus and producing the CGI series “Prehistoric Planet” for Apple, which re-creates the last days of the dinosaur. 

Career

  • THE JUNGLE BOOK
  • THE LION KING
  • THE MANDALORIAN

Education

  • Queens College (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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Jon Favreau Already Has a Star Picked for His 'Star Wars' Holiday Special

Jon Favreau Already Has a Star Picked for His 'Star Wars' Holiday Special

The "Star Wars" franchise is no stranger to the strange and odd. But the wildest of all the offerings from the galaxy far, far away is the bizarre (but beautiful) "Star Wars Holiday Special." And Jon Favreau is ready to resurrect it.The TV special celebrating the Wookiee holiday "Life Day" aired on CBS in 1978. All the original "Star Wars" members made an appearance from Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford to Mark Hamill along with special musical guest Jefferson Starship....

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