Joe Johnston

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Birthday
13, 1950
Birthplace
Austin, TX
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
13, 1950 (age 69)
Birthplace
Austin, TX

About

Filmmaker who made his directorial debut with Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and later directed Jumanji, The Rocketeer, and Captain America: The First Avenger.

Before Fame

He attended Cal State Long Beach and the Art Center College of Design.

Trivia

He began his film career as a visual effects artist, and he won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects for the film Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Family Life

He grew up in Texas and briefly attended USC Film School after George Lucas covered his tuition.

Associated With

He directed Viggo Mortensen in the adventure film Hidalgo.