Jon Favreau

Biography

JON FAVREAU (Director) 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.

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Chef is the Summer's First Sleeper Hit

4th July 2014 -

 News

Every summer has its sleepers. Last year the surprise box office hits included the heist thriller Now You See Me, the comedy We're the Millers and Woody Allen's drama Blue Jasmine. In 2012 the unexpected...

Chef

27th June 2014 -

 Movie Review

Like comfort food, this movie has very little nutritional value, but it sure goes down smoothly. This is one of those shamelessly delicious-looking films that makes our mouths water at the tasty dishes that are...

Ben Kingsley is The Wise And Caring Bagheera in Jon Favreau's 'Jungle Book'

26th June 2014 -

 News

Ben Kingsley has joined the cast of Jon Favreau’s live-action adaptation of the classic Rudyard Kipling novel, The Jungle Book, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.Ben Kingsley at The Prince's Trust & Samsung Celebrate Success AwardsKingsley...

Ben Kingsley to voice The Jungle Book's Bagheera

26th June 2014 -

 News

Sir Ben Kingsley will voice Bagheera in 'The Jungle Book'.The actor is set to join the cast of Disney's new live-action version of their classic 1967 animation, playing the wise black panther who watches over...

Jon Favreau: Films were 'escapism' as a kid

22nd June 2014 -

 News

Jon Favreau says films were a form of ''escapism'' for him growing up.The director-and-actor used to immerse himself in Hollywood movies as a child when his family life was crumbling around him, but his passion...

Jon Favreau thrilled to cast 'established actors' in Chef

11th June 2014 -

 News

Jon Favreau was thrilled to have ''established actors'' like Robert Downey Jr. on-board his new film 'Chef'. The 47-year-old star worked alongside an A-List cast which included 'Modern Family' actress Sofia Vergara, 'Captain America: The...

Jon Favreau finds food hypnotic

10th June 2014 -

 News

Jon Favreau finds food hypnotic.The 47-year-old actor, who stars in 'Chef' as Carl Casper, a Los Angeles chef who quits his job in a top restaurant owned by Riva (Dustin Hoffman) as he searches for...

The Things They Say: 4201100

18th May 2014 -

 News

"We're ripping out the whole kitchen, and chefs, they don't like granite and marble; they like stainless steel and open shelves, so our kitchen in our home is slowly transforming into a restaurant kitchen." Actor/director...

The Things They Say: 4198949

16th May 2014 -

 News

"It was fun to scream at Oliver Platt because he's been beating me out for roles for 20 years. I would audition for stuff and then I'd go to the movie and he's in it."...

'Chef' and Our Five Other Favorite Films About Food

12th May 2014 -

 News

Jon Favreau’s new film Chef was released last weekend to nearly unanimously positive reviews. Gary Goldstein of the Los Angeles Times raved, “Favreau is flat-out terrific. Warm, dimensional and intuitive, his Carl proves an ideal...

Favreu's 'Chef' is a Friday Feast For N.Y, L.A Residents

9th May 2014 -

 News

On a quiet Friday night (May 9) ‘Chef’ is the main course as it hits cinemas in New York and L.A. John Favreu’s passion project sees him play a disgruntled chef that branches out from...

Jon Favreau Tackles Food Bloggers in Hipsterish 'Chef'

8th May 2014 -

 News

Jon Favreau's latest movie Chef is very...now. It follows the story of a fine-dining chef in Los Angeles who gets tired of the shackles imposed on him by a money-mad restaurateur and so decides to...

A Week In Movies: Tribeca Brings Out Stars In New York, Jennifer Films In L.A., Kelsey Shoots In London, And New Trailers Promise Music, Thrills And More Music

28th April 2014 -

 News

The Tribeca Film Festival is underway in New York, and stars have been turning out to promote their new movies. Jon Favreau and Sofia Vergara hit the red carpet for their film Chef. Sofia Loren...

Jon Favreau Donates Tribeca Film Festival Prize Money to Food Rescue Charity

28th April 2014 -

 News

Jon Favreau is planning to donate his $26,000 cash prize from the Tribeca Film Festival to a New York City food rescue charity. The actor-director won the Heineken Audience Award for Best Narrative Film on...

Jon Favreau Donating Tribeca Film Festival Cash Prize To Hunger Charity

28th April 2014 -

 News

Actor/director Jon Favreau is planning to donate a $25,000 (£15,625) cash prize he won for his new movie Chef to a New York City food rescue charity.The filmmaker premiered the movie, in which he stars...

Life Lessons From The Kitchen Or How Many Potatoes Jon Favreau Had To Peel Before Making "Chef"

27th April 2014 -

 News

While The Amazing Spider-Man 2 seems to have the blockbuster shtick covered this weekend, Jon Favreau’s Chef seems to be gaining some buzz in the “well-loved indie” category. Chef will be out in theaters...

Jon Favreau Perfected Cooking Skills While Preparing For New Film Chef

25th April 2014 -

 News

Actor and director Jon Favreau discovered he had what it takes to become a great cook while prepping for his new role in movie Chef.The Iron Man star admits he has always worshipped the top...

Scarlett Johansson And Lupita Nyong'o Land Roles In Jungle Book Adaptation

24th April 2014 -

 News

Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong'o are reportedly in talks to star in Jon Favreau's adaptation of the classic tale, The Jungle Book. The actresses will join Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom's Idris Elba, who will...

Lupita Nyong'o And Scarlett Johnasson Close To Signing On For Jungle Book

24th April 2014 -

 News

The world's new Most Beautiful woman Lupita Nyong'o and Scarlett Johansson are on the verge of signing deals to become part of actor/director Jon Favreau's new Jungle Book movie.Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Oscar...

Lupita Nyong'o, Scarlett Johansson for The Jungle Book?

24th April 2014 -

 News

Lupita Nyong'o and Scarlett Johansson are in talks to star in 'The Jungle Book'.The stunning actresses are both in negotiations to join Idris Elba in Disney's latest adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic children's book, which...

Jon Favreau And Sofia Vergara Appear At The Tribeca Premiere For 'Chef'

23rd April 2014 -

 Footage

The stars of food comedy 'Chef' are seen arriving on the red carpet at the movie's Tribeca Film Festival premiere in New York.Among them are main star, director and writer Jon Favreau; John Leguizamo; Bobby...

'Chef' Trailer: Do Not Watch While Hungry [Trailer + Pictures]

9th April 2014 -

 News

You know the supermarket rule – don’t go food shopping when you’re hungry? Well the same applies to watching the trailer for Jon Favreau’s Chef. The beautifully shot, beautifully prepared food will have you attempting...

Scarlett Johansson lost acting desire

9th April 2014 -

 News

Scarlett Johansson says getting on stage reinvigorated her love of acting.The 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' actress - who is expecting her first child with fiancé Romain Dauriac - felt ''uninspired'' by her work and...

Chef

9th April 2014 -

 Video

Carl Casper is a chef working at one of the top restaurants of Miami. Food is his ultimate passion in life and so he is utterly heartbroken when his boss forces him to cook a...

Andy Serkis to direct The Jungle Book

21st March 2014 -

 News

Andy Serkis will direct a live-action version of 'The Jungle Book'.The 49-year-old actor has his sights set on the adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic children's story and is in negotiations with Warner Bros. to bring...

What To Expect From Jon Favreau's New Movie 'Chef'

11th March 2014 -

 News

Jon Favreau has gone back to his comedy roots with new movie ‘Chef’ which premiered at SXSW this weekend. Mixing the world’s growing obsession with food and rockstar chefs with an all-star cast, Favreau has...

What Can We Expect From Disney's New 'Jungle Book' Movie?

10th March 2014 -

 News

Another childhood classic we all know and love is headed for a complete reboot, but what do we need to know about Disney’s new Jungle Book movie?Who's writing it?The new script will be written by...

'Chef' Is A Double Passion Project for Jon Favreau: Food and Film [Clip + Pictures]

10th March 2014 -

 News

When you’re the man behind the camera of $1.2 billion worth of films (Iron Man 1 & 2) then you keep on churning out sequels until you can buy a country and name it after...

Chef

10th March 2014 -

 Video

Carl Casper is a well-known chef from Miami who works in a trendy LA restaurant much lauded by critics. However, when one particularly formidable critic shows up to taste Casper's food, his culinary creativity is...

SXSW Highlights: "Chef", "Neighbors" And "Veronica Mars" Bring The Laughs (And The Diehard Fan Emotions)

10th March 2014 -

 News

For those who care about films in the slightest, South by Southwest is the place to be this week. The conference, which runs March 7th through March 16th in Austin, Texas, is the place for...

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