Jon Favreau
Dan Doperalski
United States

Fairview Entertainment


Film Director

Favreau was far from an obvious choice to direct Marvel’s “Iron Man.” He was an indie guy famous for his breakout as a writer-actor in 1996’s “Swingers” and as the director of Will Ferrell’s comedic holiday staple “Elf.” As it turned out, he was the perfect team leader, confidently juggling character and heart with exciting set pieces and a funny self-mocking tone that powered the first two superhero films to more than $1.2 billion and launching the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a clear template for future titles. After the more personal “Chef,” he returned to tentpole territory with Disney smash “The Jungle Book,” which he’ll follow up with the just announced “Jungle Book 2” and, in 2019, a live-action remake of the American classic “The Lion King.”


  • ELF


  • Queens College (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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'Star Wars' Live-Action Series Sets Jon Favreau as Writer, Executive Producer

'Star Wars' Live-Action Series Sets Jon Favreau as Writer, Executive Producer

Jon Favreau has been tapped to write and executive produce the live-action "Star Wars" series at Disney's upcoming streaming service, the company announced Thursday.“I couldn’t be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform,” said Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “Jon brings the perfect mix of producing and writing talent, combined with a fluency in the 'Star Wars' universe. This series will allow Jon the chance to work with a diverse group of...


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