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JON FAVREAU (Joey/Written by) is a true multi-hyphenate. After establishing himself as an actor and writer of considerable talent with the acclaimed hipster comedy Swingers, Favreau has firmly established himself as one of Hollywood's hottest directors with 2008's summer blockbuster hit Iron Man, for Marvel Studios/Paramount Pictures. The film grossed more than $570 million worldwide, and Favreau recently wrapped production on directing Iron Man 2, which is slated for a May 7, 2010, release.

Prior to directing Iron Man, Favreau directed Zathura: A Space Adventure, a children's adventure film, starring Tim Robbins, for Sony Pictures Entertainment. In 2003, Favreau directed the acclaimed holiday smash hit Elf, starring Will Ferrell, for New Line Cinema. Favreau made his feature film directorial debut with Made, a script he wrote and starred in opposite Vince Vaughn and Sean "Puffy” Combs, for Artisan Entertainment. In front of the camera, Favreau was most recently seen opposite Paul Rudd and Jason Segel in the hit comedy I Love You, Man, for DreamWorks, and in New Line Cinema's Four Christmases, with Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon.

Favreau was also seen alongside Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston in Universal Pictures' hit romantic comedy The Break-Up; opposite Kirsten Dunst and Paul Bettany in Universal Pictures' Wimbledon; in Sony Pictures Entertainment's Something's Gotta Give, directed by Nancy Meyers; and in the Mark Steven Johnson film Daredevil, with Ben Affleck, an adaptation of the Marvel Comics franchise for 20th Century Fox. Favreau also portrayed legendary heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano, in the MGM biopic Rocky Marciano.

Favreau's feature film credits include Love & Sex, opposite Famke Janssen; The Replacements, with Keanu Reeves; Very Bad Things, opposite Christian Slater and Cameron Diaz; and Deep Impact, with Robert Duvall, Morgan Freeman and Vanessa Redgrave.

Favreau's television credits include a recurring role on Friends and a special appearance on HBO's critically acclaimed The Sopranos, playing himself. Favreau also created, produced and hosted the critically acclaimed and Emmy-nominated IFC series Dinner for Five, which completed its fourth season in 2005.


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