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JON M. CHU (Director) is known for his visually stunning work in projects across genre, medium and budget. Whether telling a story through the language of dance, as in the Step Up films, music in the Justin Bieber documentary or action in a G.I. Joe film, Chu's signature style is the very definition of fun, energetic pop entertainment.

As the youngest of five children from Palo Alto, California, Chu continues to use the influences of his childhood (family, technology, music and movement) to tell stories that connect with audiences around the world. In features, Chu marked his directorial debut with 2008's Step Up 2: The Streets. His use of movement in storytelling earned him a Teen Choice Award, a Breakout Director of the Year Award and an MTV Movie Award. The film also became a global hit, grossing over $150 million worldwide. Chu followed that up with sequel Step Up 3D, which went on to gross a franchise-best $165 million worldwide.

For his next film, Chu decided to take on a totally different genre: the documentary. His film Justin Bieber: Never Say Never was an innovative blend of concert film and biopic that would become the highest grossing concert-film of all time, ushering in a new era of music documentaries.

In 2013 Chu tackled his first action movie and biggest production to date, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, a re-imagining of the popular toy and comic book franchise. Starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Bruce Willis, the film exploded to No. 1 at the box office and has since grossed over $370 million worldwide, another franchise best.

Meanwhile, Chu continues to innovate in the online space, where he was awarded an international Emmy as a digital pioneer. "The LXD," his superhero dance series, was described by AdAge as "the most beautifully filmed, elaborately staged web series in the history of the medium." Chu's Legion of Extraordinary Dancers have performed at the Oscars as well as "So You Think You Can Dance" and even have one of the most watched TED Talks.

Chu's music video for Justin Bieber's "Beauty and a Beat" has accumulated more than 620 million hits. Chu won a Clio Award for his "Safety Dance" video, played on every Virgin America flight across the country with more than 11 million views online and counting.


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