Jon Favreau

Biography: Jon Favreau was born and raised in Queens, NY on October 19, 1966. Having graduated from the Bronx High School of Science, he pursued a short-lived career as a stock broker before he decided to become an actor. He moved to Chicago to work in im-prov and occasionally as an extra on such films as Hoffa (1992). He auditioned and got his first speaking role on the TV Show Angel Street.1993 saw Jon co-starring in the film Rudy and it was during this shoot that he became friends with actor Vince Vaughn. In 1994 Jon was a guest-star on Seinfeld as 'Eric the Clown' and was also a short-lived star of Chicago Hope. Jon also had a role in Alan Parker's film Mrs. Paker and the Vicious Circle but his part was left on the cutting room floor. More successful was his turn in the college comedy PCU.Jon then moved to Los Angeles and subsequently wrote the screenplay for Swingers which was partially based on his own experiences. The screenplay was bought by Miramax and as a bonus hired JonJon Favreau was born and raised in Queens, NY on October 19, 1966. Having graduated from the Bronx High School of Science, he pursued a short-lived career as a stock broker before he decided to become an actor. He moved to Chicago to work in im-prov and occasionally as an extra on such films as Hoffa (1992). He auditioned and got his first speaking role on the TV Show Angel Street.1993 saw Jon co-starring in the film Rudy and it was during this shoot that he became friends with actor Vince Vaughn. In 1994 Jon was a guest-star on Seinfeld as 'Eric the Clown' and was also a short-lived star of Chicago Hope. Jon also had a role in Alan Parker's film Mrs. Paker and the Vicious Circle but his part was left on the cutting room floor. More successful was his turn in the college comedy PCU.Jon then moved to Los Angeles and subsequently wrote the screenplay for Swingers which was partially based on his own experiences. The screenplay was bought by Miramax and as a bonus hired Jon to act in the film along with Vince Vaughn. The film, directed by Doug Liman and released in 1996, became a cult-classic and made Vaughn a leading man and led to Jon's recurring role as Pete Becker on Friends.Jon starred in the big budgeted Deep Impact which was released in 1998 as was Very Bad Things.Jon made his film directorial debut with Made in 2001, based on his screenplay, which also starred buddy Vaughn and Peter Falk as his mentor. The film was received poorly critically and at the box office. That same year saw the debut of Dinner for Five, a tv show on IFC hosted by Favreau and featuring many of his co-stars and friends as they talk about their career experiences.2003 would prove to be a banner year for Jon as not only did he star in Daredevil but his next directorial effort, Elf became a box office hit. This led to his being hired as the director for the sci-fi fantasy Zathura which was released in 2005.Jon's recent acting roles have been relatively minor - 2006 saw him guest-starring on My Name is Earl, Monk and he also co-starred in the Vince Vaughn / Jennifer Anniston film The Breakup. His career as a director has however been burgeoning, as he has been attached to the films John Carter of Mars and Iron Man, both based on the sci-fi/comic heroes. Jon also co-produced and directed the pilot for the TV show In Case of Emergency which aired on ABC in January 2007. Expand

Jon Favreau's Scores

Average career score: 50
Highest Metascore: 79 Iron Man
Lowest Metascore: 20 The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 32
  2. Negative: 8 out of 32
32 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
79 Iron Man May 2, 2008 Director / Executive Producer / Hogan 8.2
75 The Wolf of Wall Street Dec 25, 2013 Manny Riskin / Manny Riskin 8.0
71 Swingers Oct 18, 1996 Co-Producer / Written By / Mike 7.7
70 I Love You, Man Mar 20, 2009 Barry 7.6
69 The Avengers May 4, 2012 Executive Producer 7.9
68 Chef May 9, 2014 Director / Producer / Writer / Written By / Cast / Principal Cast / Carl Casper 7.7
67 Zathura: A Space Adventure Nov 11, 2005 Director 6.0
66 Something's Gotta Give Dec 12, 2003 Leo 6.6
64 Elf Nov 7, 2003 Director 7.8
63 Revenge of the Electric Car Oct 21, 2011 Himself 4.7
62 Iron Man 3 May 3, 2013 Executive Producer / Happy Hogan 6.4
62 Made Jul 13, 2001 Director / Producer / Written By / Bobby 6.6
59 Wimbledon Sep 17, 2004 Ron Roth 6.4
57 Iron Man 2 May 7, 2010 Director / Executive Producer / Happy Hogan 6.6
55 Green Street Hooligans Sep 9, 2005 Executive Producer 8.3
51 Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland Feb 8, 2008 Himself 5.3
50 Cowboys & Aliens Jul 29, 2011 Director / Executive Producer 5.9
49 People Like Us Jun 29, 2012 Cast 6.4
49 Open Season Sep 29, 2006 Reilly 6.0
tbd The Big Empty Nov 21, 2003 Executive Producer / John Person 7.3
45 The Break-Up Jun 2, 2006 Johnny O 5.9
44 Love & Sex Aug 25, 2000 Adam Levy 8.0
42 Daredevil Feb 14, 2003 Franklin 'Foggy' Nelson 6.3
41 G-Force Jul 24, 2009 Hurley 4.2
41 Four Christmases Nov 26, 2008 Denver 4.7
40 Deep Impact May 8, 1998 Gus Partenza 5.7
35 Identity Thief Feb 8, 2013 Cast / Harold Cornish 4.8
31 Very Bad Things Nov 25, 1998 Kyle Fisher 5.1
30 The Replacements Aug 11, 2000 Daniel Bateman 8.1
30 Zookeeper Jul 8, 2011 Bear 4.3

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