Joss Whedon

Biography: A third-generation Hollywood writer, Whedon started out as a story editor on Roseanne before penning the screenplay for the film Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 1992. After reportedly script-doctoring big-budget blockbusters such as Speed and Twister, this geeky scribe resurrected his bloodsucking Buffy franchise by transforming it into a prime-time series in 1997 and creating the spin-off Angel two years later. As the shows' creator, writer, producer and, in the case of a musical episode, songwriter, Whedon maintained complete creative control over his striking blend of dark fantasy and sharp humor. He took another one of his creations, Firefly, on the opposite journey, turning the short-lived series into the movie Serenity in 2005. Since then, Whedon has kept busy with projects in a variety of different mediums: he wrote issues of the comic-book series Runaways, Astonishing X-Men and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, cowrote the feature film Cabin in the Woods, created the televisionA third-generation Hollywood writer, Whedon started out as a story editor on Roseanne before penning the screenplay for the film Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 1992. After reportedly script-doctoring big-budget blockbusters such as Speed and Twister, this geeky scribe resurrected his bloodsucking Buffy franchise by transforming it into a prime-time series in 1997 and creating the spin-off Angel two years later. As the shows' creator, writer, producer and, in the case of a musical episode, songwriter, Whedon maintained complete creative control over his striking blend of dark fantasy and sharp humor. He took another one of his creations, Firefly, on the opposite journey, turning the short-lived series into the movie Serenity in 2005. Since then, Whedon has kept busy with projects in a variety of different mediums: he wrote issues of the comic-book series Runaways, Astonishing X-Men and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, cowrote the feature film Cabin in the Woods, created the television show Dollhouse and cowrote and directed an Internet musical called "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" during the 2008 writer's strike. Whedon's work frequently centers on tough female protagonists and in real-life he is a feminist and avid supporter of the international human-rights organization Equality Now, which promotes equal rights for women. Expand

Joss Whedon's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 65
Highest Metascore: 95 Toy Story
Lowest Metascore: 45 Justice League
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
13 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
45 Justice League Nov 17, 2017 Writer / Screenplay By / Writer: Additional Scenes 6.4
66 Avengers: Age of Ultron May 1, 2015 Director / Writer / Written By 7.0
78 Much Ado About Nothing Jun 7, 2013 Director / Producer / Writer / Written For The Screen By 7.7
69 The Avengers May 4, 2012 Director / Director / Writer / Writer / Screenplay / Screenplay / Story / Story tbd
72 The Cabin in the Woods Apr 13, 2012 Producer / Written By 8.1
64 Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope Apr 6, 2012 Producer / Writer 7.4
66 Captain America: The First Avenger Jul 22, 2011 Writer 7.3
74 Serenity Sep 30, 2005 Director / Written By 8.3
52 Atlantis: The Lost Empire Jun 8, 2001 Writer 7.4
48 Titan A.E. Jun 16, 2000 Screenplay / Screenplay tbd
63 Alien: Resurrection Nov 26, 1997 Written By 5.7
95 Toy Story Nov 22, 1995 Screenplay 9.0
48 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Jul 31, 1992 Written By 8.2