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Jon Favreau

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Jon Favreau Biography

Actor / Writer / Director / Producer Jon Favreau is a true multi-hyphenate. After establishing himself as an actor and writer of considerable talent with the acclaimed hipster comedy Swingers, he has continued to challenge himself with a variety of eclectic projects. Most recently, Favreau directed the acclaimed holiday smash hit Elf, starring Will Ferrell for New Line Films. 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. Read Full Bio >>

Jon Favreau Awards

YearAwardCategoryForResult
2009 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Iron Man (2008). Won
2009 Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form Iron Man (2008). Nominated
2005 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Nonfiction Series "Dinner for Five" (2001). Nominated
1997 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Most Promising Actor Swingers (1996). Nominated
1997 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Newcomer of the Year Swingers (1996). Won

Jon Favreau Trivia

  • Jon is an alumnus of Chicago's ImprovOlympic improvisation troupe. Fellow members include the late Chris Farley, Ian Gomez, Pat Finn, Tim Meadows, Rachel Dratch, Mike Myers and Horatio Sanz.
  • Graduate of the prestigious Bronx High School of Science (1984).
  • Son with wife Joya, Max, born 25 July 2001.
  • Daughter Madelaine born April 2003.
  • Wrote script for Swingers (1996) on computer software given to him by his father.
  • Met friend and on-screen partner Vince Vaughn when both secured supporting roles in 1993's Rudy (1993).
  • He is of primarily French and Italian descent.


Jon Favreau Photos

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    "Iron Man 3" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

  • Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Favreau

    "Iron Man 3" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

  • Eric Kripke, J.J. Abrams, Jon Favreau

    PaleyFest 2013 Presents "Revolution" - Inside

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    "Identity Thief" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

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    65th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards - Arrivals

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    AFI Fest 2012 - "Lincoln" Closing Night Gala Premiere - Arrivals

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