Joe Johnston

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Date of Birth May 13, 1950
Place of Birth Austin, Texas
Age 70 years old
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Joseph Eggleston Johnston II is an American film director and former visual effects artist best known for such effects-driven films as Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Jumanji and Jurassic Park III. These movies include a number of period films such as The Rocketeer, The Wolfman, and Captain America: The First Avenger. Johnston also directed the biographical drama October Sky.

Born: Joseph Eggleston Johnston II, May 13, 1950, Austin, Texas, United States
Nationality: American
Education: Art Center College of Design
Alma mater: California State University
Occupation: Film director, film producer, effects artist, art director
Years active: 1977–present
Notable work: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, The Rocketeer, Jumanji, October Sky, Jurassic Park III, Hidalgo, The Wolfman, Captain America: The First Avenger
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About Joe Johnston

Filmmaker who made his directorial debut with Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and later directed Jumanji, The Rocketeer, and Captain America: The First Avenger.

Before Fame

He attended Cal State Long Beach and the Art Center College of Design.

Achievement

He began his film career as a visual effects artist, and he won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects for the film Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Family Life

He grew up in Texas and briefly attended USC Film School after George Lucas covered his tuition.

Associations

He directed Viggo Mortensen in the adventure film Hidalgo.

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Latest information about Joe Johnston updated on October 22, 2020.

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