J. J. Abrams

American film director J. J. Abrams

Jeffrey Jacob "J. J. " Abrams is an American film and television producer, screenwriter, director, actor, and composer. He is well known for his work in the genres of action, drama, and science fiction. He wrote and produced feature films before co-creating the television series Felicity (1998–2002).
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Birthday
27 June 1966
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A sci-fi franchise gets lost in space with Netflix's 'The Cloverfield Paradox'
LATimes - 15 days
The “Cloverfield” movies so far have been governed by a fairly simple premise — an alien invasion of Earth is underway. But the films’ distribution and marketing strategies have been anything but straightforward. As a storyteller, the producer J.J. Abrams has proved himself to be a serviceable...
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A sci-fi franchise gets lost in space with Netflix's 'The Cloverfield Paradox'
LATimes - 15 days
The “Cloverfield” movies so far have been governed by a fairly simple premise — an alien invasion of Earth is underway. But the films’ distribution and marketing strategies have been anything but straightforward. As a storyteller, the producer J.J. Abrams has proved himself to be a serviceable...
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10 burning 'Last Jedi' questions we need answered in 'Star Wars: Episode IX' (spoilers!) - USA TODAY
Google News - 2 months
USA TODAY 10 burning 'Last Jedi' questions we need answered in 'Star Wars: Episode IX' (spoilers!) USA TODAY Here's the thing about having the longest Star Wars film ever: There's a whole bunch of stuff to unpack in Star Wars: The Last Jedi but also a heap of burning questions we've got before J.J. Abrams unleashes Episode IX on us in two years. From ... 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Director on Kylo Ren's Bold MoveHollywood Reporter 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Director Speaks Out On Polarizing Response To FilmComicbook.com Why Aren't Star Wars Toys Selling As Well This Year?Forbes EW.com (blog) -Cincinnati.com -Bustle -CNET all 838 news articles »
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The Fate of ‘The Last Jedi’ Is in His Hands
NYTimes - 2 months
Picking up “Star Wars” where J.J. Abrams left off, Rian Johnson got to write Skywalker’s next lines. He also had to contend with Carrie Fisher’s death.
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Quentin Tarantino And J.J. Abrams Are Making An R-Rated 'Star Trek'
Huffington Post - 2 months
Boldly going where no "Star Trek" film has gone before.
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How Mark Hamill wanted 'The Force Awakens' to end
ABC News - 3 months
The amazing reunion scene he pitched to director J.J. Abrams.
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Why Paramount Is Reportedly Irritated About JJ Abrams Directing Star Wars: Episode IX - Cinema Blend
Google News - 5 months
Cinema Blend Why Paramount Is Reportedly Irritated About JJ Abrams Directing Star Wars: Episode IX Cinema Blend After delivering Star Wars: The Force Awakens to the masses in late 2015, director J.J. Abrams had no intention of helming any more Star Wars movies. But following the departure of Jurassic World's Colin Trevorrow from Star Wars: Episode IX, Abrams had ... New 'The Last Jedi' Images Arrive to Tide You Over Till the New Trailer/FILM Captain Phasma Changes Costumes in Star Wars: The Last Jedi Lead-in ComicIGN 'Star Wars' Director Drama: How JJ Abrams Jilted Paramount for 'Episode IX'Hollywood Reporter Christian Post -UPROXX -Geeks of Doom -MousePlanet all 97 news articles »
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Would Harrison Ford Ever Do Anything Else In The Star Wars Universe? - Cinema Blend
Google News - 5 months
Cinema Blend Would Harrison Ford Ever Do Anything Else In The Star Wars Universe? Cinema Blend Don't expect J.J. Abrams to fully get the band back together now that he has been hired to helm Star Wars: Episode IX. Despite lingering rumors that Han Solo might have survived his confrontation with his son, Harrison Ford basically puts the notion to ... and more »
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J.J Abrams to direct 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
CNN - 5 months
J.J. Abrams is going to finish the "Star Wars" trilogy that he started.
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The Fate of ‘The Last Jedi’ Is in His Hands
NYTimes - 6 months
Picking up “Star Wars” where J.J. Abrams left off, Rian Johnson got to write Skywalker’s next lines. He also had to contend with Carrie Fisher’s death.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of J. J. Abrams
    FORTIES
  • 2013
    Age 46
    On September 9, 2013, it was announced that Abrams would release a novel, S., written by Doug Dorst.
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    Abrams announced at the 2013 D.I.C.E. Summit that Bad Robot had made a deal with Valve Corporation to produce a film based on either the video game title Portal or Half-Life.
    On January 25, 2013, The Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm officially announced Abrams as director and producer of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the seventh entry in the Star Wars film saga.
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    Abrams directed the sequel to Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, released in May 2013.
  • 2011
    Age 44
    He wrote and directed the Paramount science fiction thriller Super 8, while co-producing with Steven Spielberg and Bryan Burk; it was released on June 10, 2011.
  • 2010
    Age 43
    NBC picked up Abrams's Undercovers as its first new drama series for the 2010–11 season.
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  • 2009
    Age 42
    He was featured in the 2009 MTV Movie Awards 1980s-style digital short "Cool Guys Don't Look at Explosions", with Andy Samberg and Will Ferrell, in which he plays a keyboard solo.
  • 2008
    Age 41
    In 2008, Abrams co-created, executive produced, and co-wrote (along with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman) the FOX science fiction series Fringe, for which he also composed the theme music.
    In 2008, Abrams produced the monster movie Cloverfield.
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  • 2007
    Age 40
    Abrams spoke at the TED conference in 2007.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2006
    Age 39
    That same year, he made his feature directorial debut in 2006 with Mission: Impossible III, starring Tom Cruise.
    In 2006, he served as executive producer of What About Brian and Six Degrees, also on ABC.
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  • 2001
    Age 34
    In 2001, Abrams co-wrote and produced the thriller Joy Ride, and wrote an unproduced screenplay for a fifth Superman film in 2002.
    Under his production company, Bad Robot, which he founded with Bryan Burk in 2001, Abrams created and executive-produced ABC's Alias and is co-creator (along with Damon Lindelof and Jeffrey Lieber) and executive producer of Lost.
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  • 1998
    Age 31
    Abrams worked on the screenplay for the 1998 film Armageddon with producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Michael Bay.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1994
    Age 27
    In 1994, he was part of the "Propellerheads" with Rob Letterman, Loren Soman, and Andy Waisler, a group of Sarah Lawrence alums experimenting with computer animation technology who were contracted by Jeffrey Katzenberg to develop animation for the film Shrek.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1982
    Age 15
    Abrams's first job in the movie business started at 15 when he wrote the music for Don Dohler's 1982 film Nightbeast.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1966
    Born
    Born on June 27, 1966.
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