Jon Favreau, from such films as Rudy, PCU, Swingers, and tons more -- and also the director of maybe the best Christmas movie of all time, Elf, as well as Iron Man, The Jungle Book, The Mandalorian, and others joins the Smartless podcast this week.
Actor and filmmaker Jon Favreau joins the Smartless podcast this week with hosts Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, and Sean Hayes, to discuss his prolific career, not just his adorable "Baby Yoda" from Disney+'s The Mandalorian which he helped create, produce, and direct, although that's mostly what Sean will be focusing on, to be honest.
Favreau has been in over 50 films, directed nine, made a couple of TV shows and a couple of children, and according to Jason, he's just as fun to be around as he is to work with.
Fans following his career will also remember Jon as the director of Iron Man -- the very first film venture taken into the Marvel Universe (MCU). "You and [Robert] Downey [Jr.] created just a monster, a behemoth," says Will, with Jason adding, "had you s*** the bed on that, Hollywood would not be floating today. It is the big balloon that keeps it all up." Will continues, "there are a lot of people earning $25-$30 million paychecks, actors, who should be calling you, and thanking you, and cutting you a check every month by the way."
"I get muffins," says Jon with a laugh.
Listen to the full chat with Jon Favreau on SmartLess -- now streaming on Audacy -- a podcast that connects and unites people from all walks of life to learn about shared experiences through thoughtful dialogue and organic hilarity. A nice surprise: in each episode of SmartLess, one of the hosts reveals his mystery guest to the other two. What ensues is a genuinely improvised and authentic conversation filled with laughter and newfound knowledge to feed the SmartLess mind. New episodes come out every Monday.
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