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    Jon Favreau's 'Chef,' Hitting Theaters This Weekend, Is Scruffy Indie Crowdpleaser

    Jon Favreau took a break from tentpole movies to direct a scruffy family comedy that wears its insecurities on its sleeve. "I shoot food like Michael Bay shoots babes in bikinis," he told me at the rooftop after-party at this past SXSW.

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    “Chef” Audience Award Winner at Tribeca Film Festival 2014

    Jon Favreau, wrote, directed, and starred in what might sound like a simplistic plot, yet is very funny and feel good. Carl Casper (Jon Favreau), is the chef in a top restaurant in Los Angeles

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    WATCH: Martin Scorsese Talks Hitchcock, 'Taxi Driver' and Story vs. Plot with Jon Favreau

    Check out this vintage clip from Jon Favreau's IFC talk show "Dinner for Five" where guest Martin Scorsese talks about approaching story and character, his favorite Hitchcock films and more.

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    'Chef' First Look: Favreau's Indie Road Movie is Food Porn (NEW POSTER, TRAILER)

    Writer-director Jon Favreau took his scruffy indie crowdpleaser to SXSW and now the family movie about food is heading for theaters. Open Road will open the film starring Favreau, Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Dustin Hoffman and Robert Downey, Jr. on May 9. "I shoot food like Mi...

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    SXSW First Look: Triple Threat Jon Favreau's 'Chef,' Starring Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson & Robert Downey Jr.

    Check out the first clip from SXSW-bound comedy "Chef," written and directed by, and starring, Jon Favreau, who plays a seasoned chef who quits his LA job and must pick up the pieces.

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    SXSW 2014 to Premiere Jon Favreau's 'Chef' as Fest Opener, Kickstarted 'Veronica Mars' Feature and More

    South by Southwest has unveiled its 2014 opening night film: Jon Favreau’s “Chef,” set to kick off the fest on March 7, 2014.

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    Back to 'Swingers': Favreau's Indie Pic 'Chef' Goes to Open Road

    Jon Favreau has swung from hefty to skinny and back again, from indie to studio, original to sequel. Now yet another Marvel director is taking a studio vacation via indie production. The "Iron Man" director has returned to his "Swinger" roots, Joss Whedon-style, with "Chef," which he wrote, directed...

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    Watch Clips From J.J.Abrams and Other NBC Fall Shows. What Looks Best?

    J.J.Abrams and Giancarlo Esposito go post-Apocalyptic, Jesse Spencer post-House fights fires in Chicago, and Matthew Perry tries again as a widowed sportscaster, in NBC’s fall series This week all the networks parade their new-season stars on stage for advertisers in their noisy Upfront e...

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    American Cinematheque Ball: Downey Asks Industry to Forgive Gibson His Trespasses

    Robert Downey, Jr. and a posse of pals celebrated his American Cinematheque achievement award Friday night at the Beverly Hilton. Downey took advantage of the occasion to plead with the crowd on behalf of his surprise presenter, Mel Gibson (video below), who sat during the show at a table with Iron ...

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    ILM Talks Cowboys & Aliens Visual Effects

    Jon Favreau has long been a practical effects-oriented director, but with Cowboys & Aliens, he had to embrace the digital side, with the help of George Lucas's Industrial Light & Magic. Bill Desowitz talks to the famed VFX house about how they created those pesky aliens. There's nothing more dauntin...

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