Justin Lin

Justin Lin

Highest Rated: 86% Star Trek Beyond (2016)

Lowest Rated: 10% Annapolis (2006)

Birthday: Oct 11, 1973

Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

Justin Lin was an action film director and producer who was best known for directing films in the internationally successful "The Fast and Furious" action franchise. A graduate of UCLA Film School, Lin made his very first movie right out of college called "Shopping with Fangs." Co-directed with his former classmate, Quentin Lee, the film became a cult classic in the Asian-American community, and immediately signaled Justin Lin as a young director to watch. Lin's next film, "Better Luck Tomorrow," was an even bigger hit, winning the approval of legendary film critic, Roger Ebert, while also earning a nomination for the prestigious Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Then in 2006, Lin took over the directing reins of one of the biggest action franchises with the third installment of "The Fast and the Furious." That film, "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" (2006), became one of the highest grossing films of the year, while lifting Lin's reputation into an internationally recognized director seemingly overnight. Lin would go on to direct the next three installments in the franchise, including 2013's "Fast & Furious 6," which quickly became the highest grossing movie in the series. Lin went on to another successful franchise as director of "Star Trek Beyond" (2016). In addition to his film work, Lin was also a prolific TV director, having directed episodes of "Community" (NBC, 2009-15; Yahoo!, 2015) and "True Detective" (HBO, 2014- ), thus further cementing his status as one of the most versatile directors to have worked in Hollywood.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fast X Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2023
26% 79% Space Jam: A New Legacy Executive Producer $70.5M 2021
59% 82% F9 The Fast Saga Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$173.0M 2021
86% 80% Star Trek Beyond Director $158.8M 2016
No Score Yet 21% Hollywood Adventures Producer - 2015
70% 84% Fast & Furious 6 Director,
Executive Producer
$238.7M 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yellow Face Executive Producer - 2013
78% 83% Fast Five Director,
Executive Producer
$209.8M 2011
28% 67% Fast & Furious Director $155.0M 2009
34% 47% Finishing the Game Director,
Writer,
Producer
$52.9K 2007
38% 69% The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Director $62.5M 2006
10% 60% Annapolis Director $17.1M 2006
81% 79% Better Luck Tomorrow Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Film Editing
$3.8M 2002
50% 20% Shopping for Fangs Director,
Screenwriter
- 1997

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 68% S.W.A.T. Director,
Executive Producer
2017-2022
No Score Yet 78% Magnum P.I. Director,
Executive Producer
2018-2022
33% 83% The Endgame Executive Producer,
Director
2022
No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2021
89% 94% Warrior Executive Producer 2019-2020
61% 77% Scorpion Director,
Executive Producer
2014-2018
78% 75% True Detective Director 2015
48% 77% S.W.A.T. Director 1976