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New Yorker Jon Favreau was born to two teachers in the borough of Queens on Oct. 19, 1966. He attended the acclaimed Bronx High School of Science and Queens College before giving it all up for show business.

Chicago was his first stop, where he studied improv with Del Close and honed his comedic skills as a member of the Improv Olympics troupe. Like many actors, he eventually headed west to Los Angeles, nabbing small parts in movies such as Rudy (1993) and P.C.U. (1994).

But it wasn't until he sat down and wrote Swingers (1996) and brought it to the big screen -- with the help of newbie director Doug Liman -- that he hit it big. Audiences responded to his rendition of an insecure, recently dumped, wanna-be hipster. Since then, Favreau has starred in Very Bad Things (1998), The Replacements (2000), Love & Sex (2000) and Made (2001).

Jon Favreau in The Jungle Book (2016)

The Jungle Book (2016)

2016 PG

Inspired by the animated Disney classic, this live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's beloved novel follows young Mowgli as he navigates a jungle full of wonder and peril with his animal allies Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear.

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