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Joe Johnston

Joe Johnston directed the box-office hits Jurassic Park III, Jumanji and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. His additional credits as a director include Hidalgo, October Sky and The Rocketeer. Johnston is currently in preproduction on Paramount Pictures' The First Avenger: Captain America, set for release in 2011.

Prior to directing, Johnston worked in visual effects on the films Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V—The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Episode VI—Return of the Jedi and Raiders of the Lost Ark, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.

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Joe Johnston Facts

Birth Name Joseph Eggleston Johnston III
BirthdayMay 13, 1950 (73)
BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, USA

Selected Filmography

Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain America 3 Movie Collection
Jurassic Park III
Jurassic Park Collection: Jurassic Park
October Sky
Honey, I Shrunk The Kids
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