Joe Johnston

Designer / Film Director / Screenwriter / Film Producer | * 05/13/1950 (71) | Fort Worth, Texas (United States of America (USA))
Joseph Eggleston Johnston II (born May 13, 1950) is an American film director, writer, and visual effects artist best known for such effects-driven films as Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989), Jumanji (1995), and Jurassic Park III (2001). These movies include a number of period films such as The Rocketeer (1991), The Wolfman (2010), and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). Johnston also directed the biographical drama October Sky (1999). ()
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Joseph Eggleston "Joe" Johnston II is an American film director and former effects artist best known for such hit movies as Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Jumanji, The Rocketeer, Jurassic Park III, Hidalgo, The Wolfman, October Sky, and the upcoming Captain America: The First Avenger.

Most frequent genres for this person: Kids & Family | Adventure | Science Fiction

Known for these Movies & Shows

Awards & Nominations for Joe Johnston

Academy Award for Best Visual Effects Academy Award for Best Visual Effects

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Movies with Joe Johnston as Actor(6)

as Captain Shawn Valdez - Hoth Rebel (uncredited)1980 The Empire Strikes Back
as Death Star Trooper (uncredited)1977 Star Wars

Movies with Joe Johnston as Crew(21)

Directing/Director2020 Shrunk
Directing/Director2020 Starfall
Directing/Director2018 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Directing/Director2014 Not Safe for Work
Directing/Director2011 Captain America: The First Avenger
Production/Executive Producer2011 Captain America: The First Avenger
Directing/Director2010 The Wolfman
Directing/Director2004 Hidalgo
Directing/Director2001 Jurassic Park III
Visual Effects/Character Designer1999 The Iron Giant
Directing/Director1999 October Sky
Directing/Director1995 Jumanji
Directing/Director1994 The Pagemaster
Directing/Director1991 The Rocketeer
Directing/Director1989 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Production/Producer1988 Willow
Production/Production Manager1987 *batteries not included
Art/Production Design1985 Ewoks: The Battle for Endor
Art/Production Design1984 The Ewok Adventure

TV Shows/Series with Joe Johnston as Crew(3)

Writing/Writer2013 Steven Universe
Directing/Director2013 Steven Universe
Writing/Writer1985 Star Wars: Droids

Additional Information

Full Name: Joe Johnston
Born: Saturday, 05/13 1950 (May) in Fort Worth, Texas (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 71 years + 75 days)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: California State University, California State University, Long Beach, USC School of Cinematic Arts
Other names for Joe Johnston (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Joe Johnson"
"Joseph Johnston"
"Joseph Eggleston Johnston II"
Joe Johnston frequently works together with these people:
George Lucas (18x, Crew)
Phil Tippett (8x, Crew)
James Horner (7x, Crew)
Ben Burtt (6x, Crew)
John Williams (5x, Crew)
Kenny Baker (5x, Actor)
Robert Dalva (5x, Crew)
Nancy Foy (5x, Crew)
Rick Baker (5x, Actor)
Larry J. Franco (5x, Crew)
Warwick Davis (4x, Actor)
Peter Sauder (3x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:3832, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 07/12/2021