Jon M. Chu

Jon M. Chu

Highest Rated: 91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

Lowest Rated: 22% Jem and the Holograms (2015)

Birthday: Nov 02, 1979

Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, USA

Jon M. Chu attended the USC School of Cinematic Arts and his talents were immediately recognized. He won a number of awards for his short film work--the musicals "Silent Beats" and "When the Kids Are Away"--such as the Jack Nicholson Directing Award, the Kodak Student Filmmaker Award, and the Princess Grace Award, among others. His work on "When the Kids Are Away," an energetic and humorous musical about what mothers really get up to when their kids are out of the house, nabbed Chu representation at the William Morris Agency and the possibility of Hollywood success was at his fingertips. But since nothing is guaranteed in the movie business, Chu's career stalled after a few high-profile gigs he was attached to--a remake of the popular musical "Bye Bye Birdy," a teen version of "The Great Gatsby," and a remake of Stephen Chow's deliriously inventive "Kung Fu Hustle"--all fell apart for various reasons. Success may not have come as fast as planned, but it did come. Chu's 2008 dance sequel "Step Up 2: The Streets" was a smash, surprise success, propelling his career back on track. He immediately followed it up with the equally successful "Step Up 3D" and his web series "The LXD: The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers." Because of the new life he's given to the dance musical, Chu was asked to direct the atypical concert film "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never," a visual and musical bonanza to the singer's legion of Beliebers.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Heights Director - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Single Executive Producer - 2020
38% No Score Yet Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho Director - 2019
91% 76% Crazy Rich Asians Director $174.5M 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Darker Than Night Executive Producer - 2017
No Score Yet 60% Dance Camp Producer - 2016
33% 53% Now You See Me 2 Director $65M 2016
22% 40% Jem and the Holograms Director,
Producer
$2M 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet We the Economy: Economy 2: Supply & Dance, Man! Director - 2014
42% 57% Step Up: All In Executive Producer $14.9M 2014
28% 48% G.I. Joe: Retaliation Director $122.5M 2013
53% 59% Justin Bieber's Believe Director $889.8K 2013
41% 68% Step Up Revolution Executive Producer $35.1M 2012
No Score Yet 43% The LXD: The Secrets of the Ra Director,
Writer
- 2011
65% 65% Justin Bieber: Never Say Never Director $73M 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The LXD: Rise of the Drifts Executive Producer - 2011
47% 64% Step Up 3 Director $42.4M 2010
No Score Yet 43% The LXD: The Uprising Begins Director,
Screenwriter
- 2010
28% 76% Step Up 2 the Streets Director $58M 2008

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2020
80% 87% Home Before Dark Executive Producer,
Director
2020
No Score Yet 82% Good Trouble Director 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet EP Daily Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2010

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