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Joss Whedon

Highest Rated:   100% Toy Story (1995)
Lowest Rated:   35% Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
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Birthplace:   New York, New York, USA
Born June 23rd, 1964, screenwriter Joss Whedon earned fame and industry standing as the writer, director, and producer of the popular WB series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which he based on his 1992 film of the same name. A third-generation television writer (both his father and grandfather wrote for the medium), Whedon grew up in Manhattan and spent his high school years at an all-boys school in England. Following higher education at Connecticut's Wesleyan University, he spent a year mired in creative and career frustration, an ordeal that ended when he was hired as a writer for the sitcom Roseanne.Whedon stayed with the show for a year, quitting when he sold his first film script. The resulting movie, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992), was a disappointment, and Whedon subsequently found work writing (often in an uncredited capacity) for a number of high-profile films, including the lavishly praised and hugely popular Toy Story (1995). In 1997, Whedon resurrected his story of a teenaged vampire-slaying valley girl, creating the much more popular TV version; within a short time, the series was hailed as one of the best on television, and it had accumulated a large and loyal fan base. That same year, Whedon wrote the script for Alien Resurrection. In 1999, as a measure of Buffy's success, Whedon created Angel, a spin-off of his original show. Like Buffy, it soon boasted a loyal fan base, as well as largely favorable reviews. The next year, he co-wrote the script for the animated sci-fi adventure Titan A.E. He was also nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for the almost entirely silent Buffy episode "Hush," a considerable achievement given the show's supernatural/fantasy bent and the fact that it did not air on a major network.In 2002, Whedon created yet another TV series, this time a "sci-fi Western" called Firefly. The showed was short-lived, lasting only 12 episodes before being canceled (three more episodes were unaired but eventually released on DVD). The next year saw the final season of Whedon's much-loved Buffy, which had lasted seven seasons, with Angel quick to follow suit. Though fans rallied to keep the series on the air, Angel was canceled in 2004 after five seasons. With fans mourning the end of the "Buffy-verse" and amidst rampant speculation of more spin-offs, Whedon surprisingly announced that his next project would be a movie version of his failed television show Firefly. He quickly had a script ready, and the film, entitled Serenity (after the spaceship from the series), went into production that same year and was released in 2005.Whedon had a similar experience with Dollhouse in 2009, which was cancelled due to low ratings after a two season run. 2012 would prove a much better year for Whedon, who produced the hit horror comedy Cabin in the Woods, and directed the summer blockbuster The Avengers.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
75% Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2015
67% Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show
  • Actor
2014
61% In Your Eyes
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
2014
84% Much Ado About Nothing
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2013
92% Marvel's The Avengers
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2012
92% The Cabin in the Woods
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
2012
83% Comic-Con: Episode IV - A Fan's Hope
  • Executive Producer
2012
No Score Yet Goners
  • Director
2011
No Score Yet Alien Resurrection (Special Edition)
  • Screenwriter
2007
No Score Yet What's in a Firefly
  • Actor
2005
82% Serenity
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2005
49% Atlantis - The Lost Empire
  • Screenwriter
2001
No Score Yet The Buffy Musical: Once More with Singing
  • Director
2001
81% X-Men
  • Screenwriter
2000
51% Titan A.E.
  • Screenwriter
2000
54% Alien Resurrection
  • Screenwriter
1997
100% Toy Story
  • Screenwriter
1995
93% Speed
  • Screenwriter
1994
35% Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Screenwriter
1992
No Score Yet The Buffy Musical: Once More, With Feeling
  • Director

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
80% Firefly
2002-2003
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Office
2005-2013
  • Director
97% Veronica Mars
2004-2007
  • Douglas
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
  • Guest
70% Glee
2009-2015
  • Director
No Score Yet Robot Chicken
2005
  • Voice
95% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
2013
  • Creator
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
No Score Yet Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
  • Creator
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
53% Dollhouse
2009-2010
  • Creator
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter

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