Justin Lin

Justin Lin is a Taiwanese-American film director whose films have grossed $2 billion worldwide. He is best known for his work on Better Luck Tomorrow (2002), The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006), Fast & Furious (2009), Fast Five (2011), Fast & Furious 6 (2013), F9 (2021), and Star Trek Beyond (2016). He is also known for his work on television shows like Community and the second season of True Detective. Lin was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and grew up in a working-class neighborhood in Cypress, California, in Orange County. He attended Cypress High School and University of California, San Diego for two years before transferring to UCLA, where he earned a B.A. in Film & Television and a MFA in Film Directing & Production from the UCLA film school.

Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

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Hobbs has Dominic and Brian reassemble their crew to take down a team of mercenaries: Dominic unexpectedly gets convoluted also facing his presumed deceased girlfriend, Letty.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Lin
CAST:  Paul Walker  •  Vin Diesel  •  Dwayne Johnson  •  Jordana Brewster

Hobbs has Dominic and Brian reassemble their crew to take down a team of mercenaries: Dominic unexpectedly gets convoluted also facing his presumed deceased girlfriend, Letty.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Lin
CAST:  Paul Walker  •  Vin Diesel  •  Dwayne Johnson  •  Jordana Brewster

Annapolis (2006)

Jake Huard, from a shipbuilders family, promised his dying mother he'ld make it to Anapolis Naval Academy. Thanks to tenaciously bugging a Congressman, he's selected despite dubious grades. Once inside, Jake soon proves sub-standard academically. Constantly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Lin
CAST:  James Franco  •  Donnie Wahlberg  •  Jim Parrack  •  Tyrese Gibson

Jake Huard, from a shipbuilders family, promised his dying mother he'ld make it to Anapolis Naval Academy. Thanks to tenaciously bugging a Congressman, he's selected despite dubious grades. Once inside, Jake soon proves sub-standard academically. Constantly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Lin
CAST:  James Franco  •  Donnie Wahlberg  •  Jim Parrack  •  Tyrese Gibson

Better Luck Tomorrow (2002)

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A group of over-achieving Asian-American high school seniors enjoy a power trip when they dip into extra-curricular criminal activities.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Lin
CAST:  Parry Shen  •  Jason Tobin  •  Sung Kang  •  Karin Anna Cheung

A group of over-achieving Asian-American high school seniors enjoy a power trip when they dip into extra-curricular criminal activities.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Lin
CAST:  Parry Shen  •  Jason Tobin  •  Sung Kang  •  Karin Anna Cheung

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

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In order to avoid a jail sentence, Sean Boswell heads to Tokyo to live with his military father. In a low-rent section of the city, Shaun gets caught up in the underground world of drift racing  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Lin
CAST:  Lucas Black  •  Shad Moss  •  Nathalie Kelley  •  Brian Tee

In order to avoid a jail sentence, Sean Boswell heads to Tokyo to live with his military father. In a low-rent section of the city, Shaun gets caught up in the underground world of drift racing  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Lin
CAST:  Lucas Black  •  Shad Moss  •  Nathalie Kelley  •  Brian Tee

Fast Five (2011)

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Former cop Brian O'Conner partners with ex-con Dom Toretto on the opposite side of the law. Since Brian and Mia Toretto broke Dom out of custody, they've blown across many borders to elude authorities. Now backed into a corner in Rio de Janeiro, they must pull one ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Lin
CAST:  Dwayne Johnson  •  Vin Diesel  •  Paul Walker  •  Jordana Brewster

Former cop Brian O'Conner partners with ex-con Dom Toretto on the opposite side of the law. Since Brian and Mia Toretto broke Dom out of custody, they've blown across many borders to elude authorities. Now backed into a corner in Rio de Janeiro, they must pull one ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Lin
CAST:  Dwayne Johnson  •  Vin Diesel  •  Paul Walker  •  Jordana Brewster

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Lin
CAST:  Chris Pine  •  Zachary Quinto  •  Karl Urban  •  Zoe Saldana

The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Lin
CAST:  Chris Pine  •  Zachary Quinto  •  Karl Urban  •  Zoe Saldana

Shopping for Fangs (1997)

A married woman, who's been getting seductive phone calls from a lesbian, and a man, who believes he might be a werewolf, are about to find out who they deep down really are.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Lin  •  Quentin Lee
CAST:  John Cho  •  Jeanne Chinn  •  Radmar Agana Jao  •  Clint Jung

A married woman, who's been getting seductive phone calls from a lesbian, and a man, who believes he might be a werewolf, are about to find out who they deep down really are.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Lin  •  Quentin Lee
CAST:  John Cho  •  Jeanne Chinn  •  Radmar Agana Jao  •  Clint Jung

Hollywood Chinese (2007)

Hollywood Chinese is a captivating look at cinema history through the lens of the Chinese American experience. Directed by triple Sundance award-winning filmmaker, Arthur Dong, this documentary is a voyage through a century of cinematic delights, intrigues and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Dong
CAST:  Turhan Bey  •  Joan Chen  •  Tsai Chin  •  Stephen Gong

Hollywood Chinese is a captivating look at cinema history through the lens of the Chinese American experience. Directed by triple Sundance award-winning filmmaker, Arthur Dong, this documentary is a voyage through a century of cinematic delights, intrigues and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Dong
CAST:  Turhan Bey  •  Joan Chen  •  Tsai Chin  •  Stephen Gong

Fast & Furious (2009)

When a crime brings them back to L.A., fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto reignites his feud with agent Brian O'Conner. But as they are forced to confront a shared enemy, Dom and Brian must give in to an uncertain new trust if they hope to outmaneuver him. And the two men ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Lin
CAST:  Vin Diesel  •  Paul Walker  •  Michelle Rodriguez  •  Jordana Brewster

When a crime brings them back to L.A., fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto reignites his feud with agent Brian O'Conner. But as they are forced to confront a shared enemy, Dom and Brian must give in to an uncertain new trust if they hope to outmaneuver him. And the two men ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Lin
CAST:  Vin Diesel  •  Paul Walker  •  Michelle Rodriguez  •  Jordana Brewster

Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee (2007)

In 1973, martial arts great Bruce Lee died, his final film, Game of Death, left unfinished. With the public hungry for more Lee, movie execs decide to find a replacement. This outrageous satire looks at the entire process, from the oddball candidates to the greed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Lin
CAST:  Roger Fan  •  Sung Kang  •  Monique Gabriela Curnen  •  Meredith Scott Lynn

In 1973, martial arts great Bruce Lee died, his final film, Game of Death, left unfinished. With the public hungry for more Lee, movie execs decide to find a replacement. This outrageous satire looks at the entire process, from the oddball candidates to the greed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Lin
CAST:  Roger Fan  •  Sung Kang  •  Monique Gabriela Curnen  •  Meredith Scott Lynn

50 Years of Star Trek (2016)

Over the last fifty years, America has been fascinated by Star Trek since it first aired in September of 1966. This 2-hour documentary celebrates the 50th anniversary through interviews with cast and crew members from every television series and the original films.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ian Roumain
CAST:  Jared Padalecki  •  John Barrowman  •  Michael McKean  •  Matt Mira

Over the last fifty years, America has been fascinated by Star Trek since it first aired in September of 1966. This 2-hour documentary celebrates the 50th anniversary through interviews with cast and crew members from every television series and the original films.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ian Roumain
CAST:  Jared Padalecki  •  John Barrowman  •  Michael McKean  •  Matt Mira

Help (2014)

The first live-action Spotlight Story, HELP, brings cinema-quality filmmaking to the world of 360 storytelling. Filmed with a groundbreaking and custom-built camera array system, HELP drops the audience into the middle of downtown Los Angeles where an unexpected ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Lin
CAST:  Sung Kang  •  Lauren Compton

The first live-action Spotlight Story, HELP, brings cinema-quality filmmaking to the world of 360 storytelling. Filmed with a groundbreaking and custom-built camera array system, HELP drops the audience into the middle of downtown Los Angeles where an unexpected ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Lin
CAST:  Sung Kang  •  Lauren Compton

F9 (2021)

Dominic Toretto and his crew battle the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they've ever encountered: his forsaken brother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Lin
CAST:  Vin Diesel  •  Michelle Rodriguez  •  Jordana Brewster  •  Lucas Black

Dominic Toretto and his crew battle the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they've ever encountered: his forsaken brother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Lin
CAST:  Vin Diesel  •  Michelle Rodriguez  •  Jordana Brewster  •  Lucas Black

Masters of the Pillow (2003)

Traces the making of UC-Davis professor Darrell Hamamoto's first-ever Asian American porn movie ("Skin on Skin") from planning to production. Hou interviews filmmakers Justin Lin ("Better Luck Tomorrow") and Eric Byler ("Charlotte Sometimes"), professor Elaine Kim ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Hou
CAST:  Darrell Y Hamamoto  •  Funie Hsu  •  Layla Chun  •  Eric Byler

Traces the making of UC-Davis professor Darrell Hamamoto's first-ever Asian American porn movie ("Skin on Skin") from planning to production. Hou interviews filmmakers Justin Lin ("Better Luck Tomorrow") and Eric Byler ("Charlotte Sometimes"), professor Elaine Kim ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Hou
CAST:  Darrell Y Hamamoto  •  Funie Hsu  •  Layla Chun  •  Eric Byler

Fast & Furious 11

The eleventh and final installment in The Fast Saga.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Lin
CAST:  Vin Diesel

The eleventh and final installment in The Fast Saga.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Lin
CAST:  Vin Diesel