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"The Protégé learns from The Master. The Master learns from The God."
Filthy Frank on Jon Favreau and his cooking skills.

Jonathan Kolia Favreau (born October 19, 1966) is an American actor and director.

Like half the famous comedians in America, he is a Second City alum. Often works with Vince Vaughn. He kickstarted the Marvel Cinematic Universe when he directed Iron Man, and plays the role of Harold "Happy" Hogan in it additionally. His collaboration with Disney also extends to the direction of some of their animal-centric remakes ("live-action" or "photorealistic", you decide) and Star Wars, as the creator and showrunner of the franchise's first live-action TV show, The Mandalorian. He's been inducted in the Disney Legends in 2019. He is also a "friend of the show" for Binging with Babish, in which he has appeared multiple times.

Not to be confused with the former speechwriter for Barack Obama who now hosts the popular podcast Pod Save America.


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Films directed by Jon Favreau are associated with these tropes:

  • Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: Most films he has directed are far on the idealistic side, especially Elfnote , Zathura and Iron Man. Even The Jungle Book, which is considerably more cynical than the film it's remaking, is ultimately upbeat and with a positive message.


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