Jon Favreau

Jonathan Favreau (born October 19, 1966) is an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. As an actor, he is known for roles in films such as Rudy (1993), Swingers (1996) (which he also wrote), Very Bad Things (1998), Daredevil (2003), The Break-Up (2006), Couples Retreat (2009), and Chef (2014) (which he also wrote and directed). He has additionally directed the films Elf (2003), Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005), Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Cowboys & Aliens (2011), The Jungle Book (2016), and The Lion King (2019) and served as an executive producer on The Avengers (2012), Iron Man 3 (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019). Favreau also portrays Happy Hogan in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and played Pete Becker during season three of the television sitcom Friends. He produces films under his banner, Fairview Entertainment. The company has been credited as co-producers in most of Favreau's directorial ventures. Description above is from the Wikipedia article Jon Favreau, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Elf (2003)

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When young Buddy falls into Santa's gift sack on Christmas Eve, he's transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa's helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can't shake the nagging feeling that he doesn't belong. Buddy vows to visit ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Favreau
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  Daniel Tay  •  James Caan

When young Buddy falls into Santa's gift sack on Christmas Eve, he's transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa's helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can't shake the nagging feeling that he doesn't belong. Buddy vows to visit ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Favreau
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  Daniel Tay  •  James Caan

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

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A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Jonah Hill  •  Margot Robbie  •  Matthew McConaughey

A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Jonah Hill  •  Margot Robbie  •  Matthew McConaughey

Iron Man (2008)

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After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Favreau
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Terrence Howard  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Gwyneth Paltrow

After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Favreau
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Terrence Howard  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Gwyneth Paltrow

Iron Man 2 (2010)

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With the world now aware of his dual life as the armored superhero Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark faces pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military. Unwilling to let go of his invention, Stark, with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Favreau
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Don Cheadle  •  Scarlett Johansson

With the world now aware of his dual life as the armored superhero Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark faces pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military. Unwilling to let go of his invention, Stark, with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Favreau
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Don Cheadle  •  Scarlett Johansson

Batman Forever (1995)

Batman must battle a disfigured district attorney and a disgruntled former employee with help from an amorous psychologist and a young circus acrobat.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Jim Carrey  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Tommy Lee Jones

Batman must battle a disfigured district attorney and a disgruntled former employee with help from an amorous psychologist and a young circus acrobat.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Jim Carrey  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Tommy Lee Jones

Daredevil (2003)

A man blinded in a childhood accident fights crime using his superhumanly-elevated remaining senses.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Steven Johnson
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Jennifer Garner  •  Colin Farrell  •  Michael Clarke Duncan

A man blinded in a childhood accident fights crime using his superhumanly-elevated remaining senses.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Steven Johnson
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Jennifer Garner  •  Colin Farrell  •  Michael Clarke Duncan

Deep Impact (1998)

A seven-mile-wide space rock is hurtling toward Earth, threatening to obliterate the planet. Now, it's up to the president of the United States to save the world. He appoints a tough-as-nails veteran astronaut to lead a joint American-Russian crew into space to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  Robert Duvall  •  Téa Leoni  •  Elijah Wood  •  Vanessa Redgrave

A seven-mile-wide space rock is hurtling toward Earth, threatening to obliterate the planet. Now, it's up to the president of the United States to save the world. He appoints a tough-as-nails veteran astronaut to lead a joint American-Russian crew into space to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  Robert Duvall  •  Téa Leoni  •  Elijah Wood  •  Vanessa Redgrave

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)

Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Rudolph
CAST:  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Campbell Scott  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Gwyneth Paltrow

Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Rudolph
CAST:  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Campbell Scott  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Gwyneth Paltrow

Open Season (2006)

Boog, a domesticated 900lb. Grizzly bear finds himself stranded in the woods 3 days before Open Season. Forced to rely on Elliot, a fast-talking mule deer, the two form an unlikely friendship and must quickly rally other forest animals if they are to form a rag-tag ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Allers  •  Jill Culton
CAST:  Martin Lawrence  •  Ashton Kutcher  •  Gary Sinise  •  Debra Messing

Boog, a domesticated 900lb. Grizzly bear finds himself stranded in the woods 3 days before Open Season. Forced to rely on Elliot, a fast-talking mule deer, the two form an unlikely friendship and must quickly rally other forest animals if they are to form a rag-tag ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Allers  •  Jill Culton
CAST:  Martin Lawrence  •  Ashton Kutcher  •  Gary Sinise  •  Debra Messing

Something's Gotta Give (2003)

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Harry Sanborn is an aged music industry exec with a fondness for younger women like Marin, his latest trophy girlfriend. Things get a little awkward when Harry suffers a heart attack at the home of Marin's mother, Erica. Left in the care of Erica and his doctor, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nancy Meyers
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Diane Keaton  •  Keanu Reeves  •  Frances McDormand

Harry Sanborn is an aged music industry exec with a fondness for younger women like Marin, his latest trophy girlfriend. Things get a little awkward when Harry suffers a heart attack at the home of Marin's mother, Erica. Left in the care of Erica and his doctor, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nancy Meyers
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Diane Keaton  •  Keanu Reeves  •  Frances McDormand

Swingers (1996)

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After 6 years together, Mike's girlfriend leaves him, so he travels to LA to be a star. Six months on, he's still not doing very well— so a few of his friends try to reconnect him to the social scene and hopefully help him forget his failed relationship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Doug Liman
CAST:  Jon Favreau  •  Vince Vaughn  •  Ron Livingston  •  Patrick Van Horn

After 6 years together, Mike's girlfriend leaves him, so he travels to LA to be a star. Six months on, he's still not doing very well— so a few of his friends try to reconnect him to the social scene and hopefully help him forget his failed relationship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Doug Liman
CAST:  Jon Favreau  •  Vince Vaughn  •  Ron Livingston  •  Patrick Van Horn

The Break-Up (2006)

Pushed to the breaking-up point after their latest 'why can't you do this one little thing for me?' argument, Brooke calls it quits with her boyfriend Gary. What follows is a hilarious series of remedies, war tactics, overtures and undermining tricks – all ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peyton Reed
CAST:  Vince Vaughn  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  Joey Lauren Adams  •  Cole Hauser

Pushed to the breaking-up point after their latest 'why can't you do this one little thing for me?' argument, Brooke calls it quits with her boyfriend Gary. What follows is a hilarious series of remedies, war tactics, overtures and undermining tricks – all ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peyton Reed
CAST:  Vince Vaughn  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  Joey Lauren Adams  •  Cole Hauser

Wimbledon (2004)

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A pro tennis player has lost his ambition and has fallen in rank to 119. Fortunately for him, he meets a young player on the women's circuit who helps him recapture his focus for Wimbledon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Loncraine
CAST:  Kirsten Dunst  •  Paul Bettany  •  Sam Neill  •  James McAvoy

A pro tennis player has lost his ambition and has fallen in rank to 119. Fortunately for him, he meets a young player on the women's circuit who helps him recapture his focus for Wimbledon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Loncraine
CAST:  Kirsten Dunst  •  Paul Bettany  •  Sam Neill  •  James McAvoy

Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)

After their father is called into work, two young boys, Walter and Danny, are left in the care of their teenage sister, Lisa, and told they must stay inside. Walter and Danny, who anticipate a boring day, are shocked when they begin playing Zathura, a space-themed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Favreau
CAST:  Jonah Bobo  •  Josh Hutcherson  •  Dax Shepard  •  Tim Robbins

After their father is called into work, two young boys, Walter and Danny, are left in the care of their teenage sister, Lisa, and told they must stay inside. Walter and Danny, who anticipate a boring day, are shocked when they begin playing Zathura, a space-themed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Favreau
CAST:  Jonah Bobo  •  Josh Hutcherson  •  Dax Shepard  •  Tim Robbins

The Replacements (2000)

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Maverick old-guard coach Jimmy McGinty is hired in the wake of a players' strike to help the Washington Sentinels advance to the playoffs. But that impossible dream hinges on whether his replacements can hunker down and do the job. So, McGinty dusts off his secret ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Deutch
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Gene Hackman  •  Brooke Langton  •  Orlando Jones

Maverick old-guard coach Jimmy McGinty is hired in the wake of a players' strike to help the Washington Sentinels advance to the playoffs. But that impossible dream hinges on whether his replacements can hunker down and do the job. So, McGinty dusts off his secret ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Deutch
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Gene Hackman  •  Brooke Langton  •  Orlando Jones

Rudy (1993)

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Rudy grew up in a steel mill town where most people ended up working, but wanted to play football at Notre Dame instead. There were only a couple of problems. His grades were a little low, his athletic skills were poor, and he was only half the size of the other ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Anspaugh
CAST:  Sean Astin  •  Jon Favreau  •  Ned Beatty  •  Greta Lind

Rudy grew up in a steel mill town where most people ended up working, but wanted to play football at Notre Dame instead. There were only a couple of problems. His grades were a little low, his athletic skills were poor, and he was only half the size of the other ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Anspaugh
CAST:  Sean Astin  •  Jon Favreau  •  Ned Beatty  •  Greta Lind

Hoffa (1992)

A portrait of union leader James R. Hoffa, as seen through the eyes of his friend, Bobby Ciaro. The film follows Hoffa through his countless battles with the RTA and President Roosevelt.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny DeVito
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Danny DeVito  •  Armand Assante  •  J.T. Walsh

A portrait of union leader James R. Hoffa, as seen through the eyes of his friend, Bobby Ciaro. The film follows Hoffa through his countless battles with the RTA and President Roosevelt.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny DeVito
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Danny DeVito  •  Armand Assante  •  J.T. Walsh

John Carter (2012)

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John Carter is a war-weary, former military captain who's inexplicably transported to the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars) and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It's a world on the brink of collapse, and Carter rediscovers his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Stanton
CAST:  Taylor Kitsch  •  Mark Strong  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Ciarán Hinds

John Carter is a war-weary, former military captain who's inexplicably transported to the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars) and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It's a world on the brink of collapse, and Carter rediscovers his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Stanton
CAST:  Taylor Kitsch  •  Mark Strong  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Ciarán Hinds

Made (2001)

Two aspiring boxers and lifelong friends get involved in a money-laundering scheme through a low-level organized crime group.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Favreau
CAST:  Vince Vaughn  •  Jon Favreau  •  Sean Combs  •  Famke Janssen

Two aspiring boxers and lifelong friends get involved in a money-laundering scheme through a low-level organized crime group.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Favreau
CAST:  Vince Vaughn  •  Jon Favreau  •  Sean Combs  •  Famke Janssen

PCU (1994)

Nervous high school senior Tom Lawrence visits Port Chester University, where he gets a taste of politically correct college life when he's guided by fraternity wild man Droz and his housemates at The Pit. But Droz and his pals have rivals in nasty preppy Rand ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hart Bochner
CAST:  Jeremy Piven  •  Chris Young  •  Megan Ward  •  Jon Favreau

Nervous high school senior Tom Lawrence visits Port Chester University, where he gets a taste of politically correct college life when he's guided by fraternity wild man Droz and his housemates at The Pit. But Droz and his pals have rivals in nasty preppy Rand ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hart Bochner
CAST:  Jeremy Piven  •  Chris Young  •  Megan Ward  •  Jon Favreau
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