Destin Daniel Cretton

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Destin Daniel Cretton is an American filmmaker, writer and producer from Haiku, Hawaii. He is known for directing The Glass Castle, I Am Not a Hipster, Short Term 12, Just Mercy and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. He is the second Asian-American filmmaker to direct a Marvel film following Ang Lee's Hulk. See full bio »

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Known For

Short Term 12 Director
Just Mercy Director
The Glass Castle Director


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  Scenes for Minors (TV Series) (executive producer) (announced)
  Wonder Man (TV Series) (executive producer) (pre-production)
 2023 American Born Chinese (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (post-production)
- Episode #1.1 (2023) ... (executive producer)
 2022 Tokyo Vice (TV Series) (executive producer - 7 episodes)
- Yoshino (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Sometimes They Disappear (2022) ... (executive producer)
- The Information Business (2022) ... (executive producer)
- I Want It That Way (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Read the Air (2022) ... (executive producer)
 2015 Los (Short) (producer)
 2014 Switchfoot: Close to Our Hearts, the Bro-Am Documentary (Documentary short) (producer)
 2014 Snapped (Short) (executive producer - as Destin Cretton)
 2012 I Am Not a Hipster (producer)
 2011 By the Time the Sun Is Hot (Short) (producer - as Destin Cretton)
 2008 Short Term 12 (Short) (producer - as Destin Cretton)
 2007 Deacon's Mondays (Short) (producer - as Destin Cretton)
 2006 Drakmar: A Vassal's Journey (Documentary) (co-producer - as Destin Cretton)
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Alternate Names:

Destin Cretton


6' 0½" (1.84 m)


Daniel Cretton | Janice Harue Cretton


Joy Cretton (sibling)

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Destin's feature length screenplay for Short Term 12 was an Academy Nicholl Fellowships winning script in 2010.


Frequently works with Brie Larson.

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