Joss Whedon

Joss Whedon

Highest Rated: 100% Toy Story (1995)

Lowest Rated: 36% Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)

Birthday: Jun 23, 1964

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

A third-generation television writer, it came as little surprise when scripter Joss Whedon followed in his relatives' footsteps, although his astonishing success as series creator, producer, screenwriter and feature film director surely impressed even his formidable family. Receiving his start as a writer on the sitcom "Roseanne" (ABC, 1988-1997) and serving as a script doctor on several noted studio films, Whedon later created the cult hit "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (The WB, 1997-2001; UPN, 2001-03), developed from a campy horror comedy of the same name he had also written years earlier. With "Buffy," Whedon used the horror genre, combined with deft comedic touches, to explore the theme that life as an American teen could be pure hell. An instant cult favorite, it spurred Whedon on to create the "Buffy" spin-off, "Angel" (The WB, 1999-2004). While his critically acclaimed sci-fi opus "Firefly" (Fox, 2002-03) and its feature film sequel "Serenity" (2005) were poorly promoted by the studios, Whedon had plenty of other ideas to explore. Following another TV disappointment with the short-lived sci-fi adventure "Dollhouse" (Fox, 2009-2010), Whedon returned to film with a bang as a co-writer of the mind-bending horror movie, "Cabin in the Woods" (2012) and as the writer-director of the superhero blockbuster, "The Avengers" (2012) and its sequel "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (2015). In between, his small-scale reimagining of William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" (2012) was an imaginative busman's holiday filmed at his own home on digital video. Brilliantly combining genres like science fiction, fantasy, horror and Westerns, Whedon achieved his own level of cult status, even as he grew in stature as one of Hollywood's most innovative purveyors of popular entertainment.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
40% 97% A Place Among The Dead Unknown (Character) - 2020
40% 69% Justice League Screenwriter $227M 2017
76% 83% Avengers: Age of Ultron Director,
Screenwriter
$459M 2015
61% 69% In Your Eyes Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
- 2014
91% 91% Marvel's the Avengers Director,
Screenwriter
- 2012
86% 77% Much Ado About Nothing Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Film Editor,
Original Music
$4.3M 2012
82% 79% Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope Executive Producer $34.7K 2011
92% 74% The Cabin in the Woods Screenwriter,
Producer
$42M 2011
No Score Yet 82% Done the Impossible: The Fans' Tale of 'Firefly' and 'Serenity' Unknown (Character) - 2006
82% 91% Serenity Director,
Writer
$25.3M 2005
49% 53% Atlantis: The Lost Empire Writer - 2001
50% 60% Titan A.E. Screenwriter $22.8M 2000
54% 39% Alien Resurrection Writer $47.7M 1997
100% 92% Toy Story Writer $31.3M 1995
36% 43% Buffy the Vampire Slayer Writer $14.1M 1992

TV

Credit
50% 84% The Nevers Executive Producer,
Director,
Creator,
Writer
2021
95% 91% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Director,
Writer,
Executive Producer
2013-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Conversation Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colbert Report Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2013
No Score Yet 91% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2013 2007-2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2012
70% 71% Glee Director 2010
71% 86% Dollhouse Executive Producer,
Director
2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Astonishing X-Men Director,
Writer
2009
No Score Yet 93% Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog Executive Producer 2008
92% 78% Veronica Mars Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 90% Angel Director,
Writer,
Executive Producer
1999-2004
77% 97% Firefly Executive Producer 2002-2003
83% 92% Buffy the Vampire Slayer Writer,
Executive Producer,
Director
1997-2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Parenthood Writer 1990-1991
76% 68% Roseanne Writer 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 222 Writer 1969

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