Joe Johnston is an American film director and former effects artist at IndustrialLightAndMagic. Working with George Lucas and ILM, he designed [[TheEmpireStrikesBack Boba Fett's armor and AT-ATs]] and has an Oscar as part of the Best Visual Effects recipients for ''RaidersOfTheLostArk''. After he made his name in visual effects, he began getting cracks at directing effects-driven films under his technical expertise. He's known for directing action films (mainly under the Disney branches like Touchstone or Marvel) that appeal to broad audiences. He's one of the most triumphant examples in Hollywood that action films don't need to DarkerAndEdgier, [[RatedMForManly R-rated]], or [[BestKnownForTheFanservice full of gratuitous sex]] in order to be entertaining.

!!Directing filmography:
* ''Film/HoneyIShrunkTheKids'' (1989)
* ''Film/TheRocketeer'' (1991)
* ''Film/ThePagemaster'' - live action sequences (1994)
* ''Film/{{Jumanji}}'' (1995)
* ''Film/OctoberSky'' (1999)
* ''Film/JurassicParkIII'' (2001)
* ''Film/{{Hidalgo}}'' (2004)
* ''Film/TheWolfman2010'' (2010)
* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' (2011)

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