From his role as Happy Hogan in Iron Man to the antagonist of Chef, Jon Favreau has always been one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood, but it was his role as The Kingpin’s right-hand man in Spider-Man 2 that really showed the world how awesome he can be. This month, Favreau made his third appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Happy Hogan in Avengers: Infinity War, and now he’s being looked at to be given an even bigger role in this summer’s Spider-Man: Far From Home. Jon Favreau Explains How He Became One of the Biggest Casting Additions in Avengers: Infinity War
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Favreau began his acting career in 1996 when he was cast as Vincent Mancini on the soap opera One Life to Live.
The series was cancelled two years later, after which he appeared in several films. In 1999, he appeared as a guest star on The Simpsons and received small roles in movies such as Wet Hot American Summer, 200 Cigarettes and The Last Castle.
For over a decade, he portrayed characters on various television series.
The forty-six-year-old actor has portrayed characters on a variety of television series, such as The Strip, Sports Night, and Friends. He has also appeared in various films like Made, I Love You Man, Iron Man, Elf and Swingers. This is not to mention his outstanding work on 2010’s indie film Dinner for Schmucks as Tim Hatley.
Some of his early film roles were in films, such as Saving Private Ryan (1998), Made (2001), Elf (2003), Zathura (2005), and Iron Man (2008).
I did a couple years of small roles, one year on ER, a few episodes of Dawson’s Creek. I was very close to getting another TV show and then Iron Man came along. (Favreau) In an interview, he said: I remember exactly when I read [the script for] Iron Man. I was packing for South By Southwest and my agent called me and said ‘Do you want to go into Marvel’s offices tomorrow? Jon Favreau Explains How He Became One of the Biggest Casting Additions in Avengers: Infinity War
In 2008, Favreau had established his directing career with Chef, which he wrote, produced, directed, and starred in.
In May 2014, shortly after wrapping production on Chef, Favreau was announced as executive producer and director for The Jungle Book. On October 12, 2014, it was confirmed that he would play a role in Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
While directing and starring in Chef, he managed to balance both filming commitments.
The movie was shot in February, 2013, after he completed work on The Wolf of Wall Street and before he began work on The Jungle Book. Most films are shot out of order (i.e., scenes from later in a movie might be filmed before an earlier scene) so that editors can finalize a film’s look and tone long before principal photography concludes.
Although he enjoyed working behind the camera more than in front of it, Favreau still acted from time to time.
235–236 A turning point was his work on Elf, a holiday comedy starring Will Ferrell, released in November 2003. Seeing how much people enjoyed working with Ferrell, he pitched New Line Cinema an idea for a new comedy that would star both himself and Ferrell. The studio loved it, but it was too expensive to produce.
He appeared mostly in supporting roles.
However, he has had lead roles in I Love You, Man (2009), Friends with Benefits (2011), and Chef (2014). In 2016, he starred as Ron Donovan on season 2 of HBO’s The Night Of. A year later, Favreau played Leo Knox on season 1 of FOX’s drama series Pitch. Currently, he stars as Happy Hogan on Marvel Studios’ Iron Man franchise.
In 2014, he co-starred alongside Vince Vaughn and O’Shea Jackson Jr. in Delivery Man.
A DreamWorks film which was released on November 22, 2013. Delivery Man tells an original story about a recent college graduate who has learned that he is a donor to over 500 children. The majority of them show up on his doorstep expecting gifts and money, forcing him to deal with his newfound fame as well as figure out where he stands with family and friends. Also starring are Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders, Britt Robertson, and Jack Reynor.
In 2017, Favreau voiced Brunarian First Mate Loraxix for a Lego short called, All Hands on Deck.
The short was later included on Blu-ray and Digital copies. Later that year, he appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert as himself to give advice to Donald Trump, who was played by Tom Hanks. In 2018, he reprised his role as Happy Hogan for a minor appearance in Avengers: Infinity War. The following year, he provided voice work for television commercials and an upcoming series from Disney XD called Stargirl. 
Jon Favreau Says Iron Man 2 Will Be More Entertaining
Jon Favreau, who portrayed Happy Hogan in the first Iron Man film and will reprise his role in the upcoming sequel, told MTV News that he expects the second flick to be more entertaining than the first. I think it’s going to be a lot more fun and, of course, you know, I wouldn’t say funnier because Iron Man isn’t really known as a comedy but there will be humor in it and a bit more fun, Favreau said in an interview with MTV News on Friday.
The movie is about Extremis
Tony Stark is injured and captured by a terrorist group calling itself The Ten Rings, led by Raza. One of their henchmen, an American named Mallen , uses a weapon called Extremis to give him superpowers, and so Tony creates an armored suit to escape. Afterward, he decides that it’s too dangerous for other people to have Extremis, and tries to find a cure for Mallen and his men.
Working with Gwyneth Paltrow, who plays Pepper Potts
The dynamic between Tony and Pepper is a big part of what I love about those movies, [so] it would be odd if Gwyneth wasn’t involved in some way. I had an idea for her that was pretty far along, but I never got to pitch it because we were in such an abrupt ending phase of production on X-Men, and she was off making another movie. But she’ll be back at some point.
About Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. (born April 4, 1965) is an American actor and singer. His career has included critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a period of substance abuse and legal troubles, and a resurgence of commercial success in middle age.
Working with Oscar winner Guy Pearce
He’s an incredibly talented actor, who I think is going to surprise a lot of people, Favreau said of Pearce. His character brings a lot of energy to Stark’s life. There will be more comedic elements: Iron Man was successful because it combined all those things into one movie, he said.
Talking about Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson discussed playing Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow: I think that I was a little bit confused at first. It’s so rare to have an opportunity to play a character like this and to be in a film with so many other talented people, and it just seemed like it would be fun to try something different. It was certainly daunting, but I’m having fun with it.
On working with Mickey Rourke
Mickey’s a great guy, man. I’m so excited about him doing it. He’s one of my closest friends, and to see him play that part is really exciting. On director Jon Favreau: When Jon was able to come in and direct Iron Man … for me it was really cool because I’d grown up with his films. It’s a very hard job being in front of an audience every day, being an actor.
A little bit on Don Cheadle
In 2004, Cheadle produced and directed his first feature film, Hotel Rwanda. Based on real events during the Rwandan Genocide of 1994, Cheadle starred in it alongside Sophie Okonedo. He also had a recurring role on television as Supreme Court Justice Horace Brandeis in And The Law Firm of Keaton, McGrath and Banks (2004–2005) and played Lt.
About getting back into the role after directing the first film
It’s such a blast. I’m not just in it more, but I do have a bigger role, so we’re in production right now. I just had a big action scene with Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle where I was working with them and Sam Rockwell at the same time.