Movies from Jon Favreau

Taxi Driver

A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feed his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
Jon Favreau
Actor, Director, Chef
When you are watching Travis Bickle is a different experience than most films because, when you are watching the character and the decisions they do, they are doing usually the smarter version of decisions you would have done, and they are going to face a lot of consequences and you are rooting for them. (25:59s)
Movies from Jon Favreau

Mean Streets

A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.
Jon Favreau
Actor, Director, Chef
I first saw Mean Streets when I was young. It must have been a revival-house down in Greenwich Village. I think my dad took me down there. My dad grew up in an Italian community in the Bronx and had a lot of affection for Scorsese's work and passed that love along to me.
Movies from Jon Favreau

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring a new hope to the galaxy.
Jon Favreau
Actor, Director, Chef
I love Star Wars. I cannot wait for Rogue One.
Movies from Jon Favreau

Life of Pi

The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.
Jon Favreau
Actor, Director, Chef
Seeing what other films like Avatar & Life of Pi did using new tech inspired us to retell the classic story using new techniques.
Movies from Jon Favreau

Avatar

In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.
Jon Favreau
Actor, Director, Chef
Seeing what other films like Avatar & Life of Pi did using new tech inspired us to retell the classic story using new techniques.
Movies from Jon Favreau

Misery Loves Comedy

Over fifty very famous American and Canadian funny people (filmmakers, writers, actors and comedians) share life and professional journeys and insights, in an effort to shed light on the thesis: Do you have to be miserable to be funny?
Jon Favreau
Actor, Director, Chef
Sundance doc with lots of great comedians.
Movies from Jon Favreau

Groundhog Day

A narcissistic TV weatherman, along with his attractive-but-distant producer, and his mawkish cameraman, is sent to report on Groundhog Day in the small town of Punxsutawney, where he finds himself repeating the same day over and over.
Jon Favreau
Actor, Director, Chef
Watched Groundhog Day again for the first time in many years. Boy, does it hold up well. A very special film.
Movies from Jon Favreau

Wreck-It Ralph

Wreck-It Ralph is the 9-foot-tall, 643-pound villain of an arcade video game named Fix-It Felix Jr., in which the game's titular hero fixes buildings that Ralph destroys. Wanting to prove he can be a good guy and not just a villain, Ralph escapes his game and lands in Hero's Duty, a first-person shooter where he helps the game's hero battle against alien invaders. He later enters Sugar Rush, a kart racing game set on tracks made of candies, cookies and other sweets. There, Ralph meets Vanellope von Schweetz who has learned that her game is faced with a dire threat that could affect the entire arcade, and one that Ralph may have inadvertently started.
Jon Favreau
Actor, Director, Chef
Finally saw Wreck It Ralph. One of the few occasions when a film is built up to me and then it exceeds my expectations. Bravo
Movies from Jon Favreau

People Like Us

After flying home to L.A. for the funeral of his estranged record-producer father, a struggling man discovers that the will stipulates that he must deliver $150,000 in cash to a 30-year-old alcoholic sister he never knew existed, and her troubled 12-year-old son.
Jon Favreau
Actor, Director, Chef
Start looking out for the movie #PeopleLikeUs. Kurtzman did a solid job.
Movies from Jon Favreau

Badlands

A dramatization of the Starkweather-Fugate killing spree of the 1950s, in which a teenage girl and her twenty-something boyfriend slaughtered her entire family and several others in the Dakota badlands.
Jon Favreau
Actor, Director, Chef
If you dig martial arts movies you should def check out #Badlands on AMC. Cool take on the genre in a post-apocalyptic setting.
Books from Jon Favreau

The 4-hour Chef

WHAT IF YOU COULD BECOME WORLD-CLASS IN ANYTHING IN 6 MONTHS OR LESS? The 4-Hour Chef isn’t just a cookbook. It’s a choose-your-own-adventure guide to the world of rapid learning. #1 New York Times bestselling author (and lifelong non-cook) Tim Ferriss takes you from Manhattan to Okinawa, and from Silicon Valley to Calcutta, unearthing the secrets of the world’s fastest learners and greatest chefs. Ferriss uses cooking to explain “meta-learning,” a step-by-step process that can be used to master anything, whether searing steak or shooting 3-pointers in basketball. That is the real “recipe” of The 4-Hour Chef. You'll train inside the kitchen for everything outside the kitchen. Featuring tips and tricks from chess prodigies, world-renowned chefs, pro athletes, master sommeliers, super models, and everyone in between, this “cookbook for people who don’t buy cookbooks” is a guide to mastering cooking and life. The 4-Hour Chef is a five-stop journey through the art and science of learning: 1. META-LEARNING. Before you learn to cook, you must learn to learn. META charts the path to doubling your learning potential. 2. THE DOMESTIC. DOM is where you learn the building blocks of cooking. These are the ABCs (techniques) that can take you from Dr, Seuss to Shakespeare. 3. THE WILD. Becoming a master student requires self-sufficiency in all things. WILD teaches you to hunt, forage, and survive. 4. THE SCIENTIST. SCI is the mad scientist and modernist painter wrapped into one. This is where you rediscover whimsy and wonder. 5. THE PROFESSIONAL. Swaraj, a term usually associated with Mahatma Gandhi, can be translated as “self-rule.” In PRO, we’ll look at how the best in the world become the best in the world, and how you can chart your own path far beyond this book.
Jon Favreau
Actor, Director, Chef
Jon Favreau: I read your book, by the way. I know I’ve told you this, but let me tell you this on the podcast. Tim Ferriss: I appreciate that. Jon Favreau: The Four-Hour Chef. When I was preparing to do Chef.
Books from Jon Favreau

The Hobbit

Read the classic edition of Bilbo Baggins' adventures in Middle-earth. Featuring more than 60 colour paintings and pencil drawings by the award-winning artist, Alan Lee, Conceptual Designer on Peter Jackson's THE HOBBIT trilogy. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard, Gandalf, and a company of thirteen dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an unexpected journey 'there and back again'. They have a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon... The prelude to The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit has sold many millions of copies since its publication in 1937, establishing itself as one of the most beloved and influential books of the twentieth century. It is now available in a smart new package, and is illustrated throughout in gorgeous watercolour and delicate pencil by Alan Lee, Conceptual Artist for Peter Jackson's films, THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY and THE HOBBIT: THERE AND BACK AGAIN.
Jon Favreau
Actor, Director, Chef
It was an important book to me. (27:00)
Books from Jon Favreau

Amusing Ourselves to Death

What happens when media and politics become forms of entertainment? As our world begins to look more and more like Orwell's 1984, Neil's Postman's essential guide to the modern media is more relevant than ever."It's unlikely that Trump has ever read Amusing Ourselves to Death, but his ascent would not have surprised Postman.” -CNNOriginally published in 1985, Neil Postman’s groundbreaking polemic about the corrosive effects of television on our politics and public discourse has been hailed as a twenty-first-century book published in the twentieth century. Now, with television joined by more sophisticated electronic media—from the Internet to cell phones to DVDs—it has taken on even greater significance. Amusing Ourselves to Death is a prophetic look at what happens when politics, journalism, education, and even religion become subject to the demands of entertainment. It is also a blueprint for regaining control of our media, so that they can serve our highest goals.“A brilliant, powerful, and important book. This is an indictment that Postman has laid down and, so far as I can see, an irrefutable one.” –Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World
Jon Favreau
Actor, Director, Chef
Best book you read this year? Amusing Ourselves to Death, by Neil Postman
Books from Jon Favreau

The 4-Hour Body

Do you want to lose fat, double testosterone, get the perfect posterior or give your partner a fifteen-minute female orgasm? Whatever your physical goal, The 4-Hour Body eclipses every other health manual by sharing the best kept secrets in the latest science and research to provide new strategies for redesigning the human body. And you don't need to exhaust yourself. International bestselling author, Timothy Ferriss, helps you reach your true genetic potential in 3-6 months with a commitment of less than four hours per week. You can pick and choose from a menu of options, from simple to extreme, for dramatic body changes. Based on over 15 years of research and with personal stories, amazing before and after photos, recipes and sidebars, The 4-Hour Body will give unbelievable results and change the way you look forever.
Jon Favreau
Actor, Director, Chef
I’ve given [this book] to people.
Books from Jon Favreau

It Would be So Nice If You Weren't Here

Like most young actors, Charles Grodin's early career began humbly, but through study and hard work, he slowly moved up the ranks, acting and directing off-Broadway before going on to Hollywood and television. 20 photos.
Jon Favreau
Actor, Director, Chef
It really told the story about how difficult it is when you’re first starting off trying to be an actor
Books from Jon Favreau

2030

Is this what's in store?June 12, 2030 started out like any other day in memory—and by then, memories were long. Since cancer had been cured fifteen years before, America's population was aging rapidly. That sounds like good news, but consider this: millions of baby boomers, with a big natural predator picked off, were sucking dry benefits and resources that were never meant to hold them into their eighties and beyond. Young people around the country simmered with resentment toward "the olds" and anger at the treadmill they could never get off of just to maintain their parents' entitlement programs.But on that June 12th, everything changed: a massive earthquake devastated Los Angeles, and the government, always teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, was unable to respond. The fallout from the earthquake sets in motion a sweeping novel of ideas that pits national hope for the future against assurances from the past and is peopled by a memorable cast of refugees and billionaires, presidents and revolutionaries, all struggling to find their way. In 2030, Albert Brooks' all-too-believable, dystopian imagining of where today's challenges could lead us tomorrow makes gripping and thought-provoking reading.
Jon Favreau
Actor, Director, Chef
#nowreading #2030 by author @AlbertBrooks
Books from Jon Favreau

The Writer's Journey

See why this book has become an international best seller and a true classic. The Writer's Journey explores the powerful relationship between mythology and storytelling in a clear, concise style that's made it required reading for movie executives, screenwriters, playwrights, scholars, and fans of pop culture all over the world. The updated and revised third edition provides new insights and observations from Vogler's ongoing work on mythology's influence on stories, movies, and man himself.
Jon Favreau
Actor, Director, Chef
on’s suggested resource for screenwriters: The Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler and Michele Montez
Books from Jon Favreau

Kitchen Confidential

After twenty-five years of 'sex, drugs, bad behaviour and haute cuisine', chef and novelist Anthony Bourdain has decided to tell all. From his first oyster in the Gironde to his lowly position as a dishwasher in a honky-tonk fish restaurant in Provincetown; from the kitchen of the Rainbow Room atop the Rockefeller Center to drug dealers in the East Village, from Tokyo to Paris and back to New York again, Bourdain's tales of the kitchen are as passionate as they are unpredictable, as shocking as they are funny.
Jon Favreau
Actor, Director, Chef
The book Kitchen Confidential by @Bourdain began my curiosity with the culinary world #askchef
TV Shows from Jon Favreau

Freaks and Geeks

High school mathlete Lindsay Weir rebels and begins hanging out with a crowd of burnouts (the "freaks"), while her brother Sam Weir navigates a different part of the social universe with his nerdy friends (the "geeks").
Jon Favreau
Actor, Director, Chef
I know I'm late to the party on this one but #FreaksandGeeks is an amazing show.
TV Shows from Jon Favreau

Party Down

A group of struggling actors and dysfunctional dreamers wait for their big break while they are stuck serving hors d'oeurves for a Hollywood catering company 'Party Down.'
Jon Favreau
Actor, Director, Chef
Loving both seasons of Party Down
TV Shows from Jon Favreau

Breaking Bad

When Walter White, a New Mexico chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of only two years left to live. He becomes filled with a sense of fearlessness and an unrelenting desire to secure his family's financial future at any cost as he enters the dangerous world of drugs and crime.
Jon Favreau
Actor, Director, Chef
@JuddApatow I share your taste in TV & I just finished season 1 of #BreakingBad. If you need a full season binge, I recommend it.
TV Shows from Jon Favreau

Game of Thrones

Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the Night's Watch, is all that stands between the realms of men and icy horrors beyond.
Jon Favreau
Actor, Director, Chef
I'm sitting in front of my TV. Why isn't #GoT on yet?
TV Shows from Jon Favreau

Top Chef

An American reality competition show in which chefs compete against each other in culinary challenges and are judged by a panel of professional chefs and other notables from the food and wine industry with one or more contestants eliminated in each episode.
Jon Favreau
Actor, Director, Chef
I downloaded the whole series, and the L.A.-to-Europe flight was over before I knew it.
Music from Jon Favreau

When You're Smiling/The Sheik Of Araby — Louis Prima, Sam Butera & The Witnesses, Keely Smith

Jon Favreau
Actor, Director, Chef
This particular song, it's actually a medley, it's "When You're Smiling" and "The Sheik of Araby," when that song kicks into the next song, it just, if you're dancing, you are full throttle. You can't follow a song like this with another fast song, you just can't top this.
Music from Jon Favreau

Sweet Georgia Brown — Django Reinhardt, Coleman Hawkins

Jon Favreau
Actor, Director, Chef
I don't know how I was introduced to Django but, to me, it crystallized everything I loved about all the music I've listed.
Music from Jon Favreau

Honeysuckle Rose — Django Reinhardt, Benny Carter, Hawkins C. All Star Jam Band

Jon Favreau
Actor, Director, Chef
And these two particular songs, "Honeysuckle Rose," which, when you hear them play it, it just swings, it really swings. And then "Sweet Georgia Brown" everybody knows from the Harlem Globetrotters, but they just rip it up. So to me, as I've matured, as I've learned about the music, I still appreciate Sinatra and all that stuff, but the music that I can just play over and over again, and can listen to in the car, while I'm writing, while I'm reading, or just on my ipPod, when I want to just dial in and focus, and just to listen to something that is truly inspiring and beautiful, I listen to the "Hot Club of France" recordings of Django. 

Music from Jon Favreau

Spanky's In the Kitchen - Royal Crown Revue

Jon Favreau
Actor, Director, Chef
I learned to dance listening to these guys. This one is a song they used to play back at The Derby, I think it's called "Spanky's in the Kitchen." They never would announce it, I know the sound of it, but I don't know all the names. This is a studio recoding of it.
Music from Jon Favreau

It Happened In Monterey - Remastered 1998 — Frank Sinatra

Jon Favreau
Actor, Director, Chef
One of the songs that really had a great swing to it was "It Happened in Monterey." Because it starts off as a simple little song, and then by the end of it, it just builds momentum, it kicks in, and so then by the end, it just really crescendos.
Music from Jon Favreau

Billy Joel

Jon Favreau
Actor, Director, Chef
I grew up in New York, so Billy Joel. (5:20s)
Music from Jon Favreau

Led Zeppelin

Jon Favreau
Actor, Director, Chef
My first rock album I've ever bought was Led Zeppelin. (5:26s)
Goods from Jon Favreau

Mead Composition Notebook, Wide Ruled, 100 Sheets, 6 Pack (09910), Black/White



Jon Favreau
Actor, Director, Chef
Mead composition notebooks — Jon’s preferred writing medium.