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Date of Birth 13 May 1950Austin, Texas, USA
Birth NameJoseph Eggleston Johnston III
Height 6' 1½" (1.87 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Joe Johnston was born on May 13, 1950 in Austin, Texas, USA as Joseph Eggleston Johnston III. He is a director, known for Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Jumanji (1995) and Jurassic Park III (2001).

Trade Mark (1)

Films are often referred to as "popcorn flicks" or "saturday afternoon fare" and are largely meant for pure entertainment

Trivia (3)

Attended USC Film School in 1984.
He provided the final designs for "Star Wars" characters Yoda and Boba Fett.
Answered an ad while a student at Cal State-Long Beach, which was looking for employees. That ad was for George Lucas whom Johnston became acquainted with. He was employed a storyboard artist who would watch Lucas do his editing. Eventually, Johnston decided to leave Lucas' company and travel with the money he had saved up. But Lucas suggested that he go to USC film school (his alma mater), which Lucas would get him to the front of the line for applicants, pay for his tuition, and keep Johnston as a part time employee with his salary. Johnston said he would have been crazy not to accept the offer and immediately said yes.

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