I didn't even think of her, but she wanted to do this movie. She sort of reached out through her representation. That happened overnight because I knew her. She's classy and smartDirector: Paltrow sought 'Iron Man' role Apr 30, 2008
That was the one role where we had to really deviate from what was in the books because she couldn't just be the fawning secretary who loves her bossDirector: Paltrow sought 'Iron Man' role Apr 30, 2008
I don't know what the deals are, but certainly we spoke creatively about what the first three movies would beFavreau: 'Iron Man' will appeal to all Apr 13, 2008
I finally said to her one day, 'I think at my age -- I was pushing 40 at the time -- that this is not the weight my body wants to be.' And she said, 'Well, you can lose weight,Jon Favreau loses 85 pounds Nov 21, 2007
I would feel weird if I ate the way I used toJon Favreau loses 85 pounds Nov 21, 2007
Jonathan Kolia "Jon" Favreau (pronounced /ˈfævroʊ/; born October 19, 1966) is an American actor, screenwriter, film director and comedian. He is best known for appearing in films including Rudy, I Love You, Man, Swingers and Couples Retreat, as well as directing such films as Elf, Iron Man, and Iron Man 2. He is also known for playing the role of Pete Becker, Monica Geller's boyfriend during season three of the television sitcom Friends.
Jon Favreau was raised in Flushing, Queens, New York, the son of Madeleine, an elementary school teacher who died of leukemia in 1979, and Charles Favreau, a special education teacher. Favreau's mother was Jewish and his father is a Catholic of Italian and distant French-Canadian ancestry. He graduated from the Bronx High School of Science in 1984 and attended Queens College from 1984 to 1987, before dropping out. He briefly worked for Bear Stearns on Wall Street before returning to Queens College for a semester in early 1988. He dropped out of college for good (a few credits shy of completing his degree), and in the summer of 1988, moved to Chicago to pursue a career in comedy. He performed at several Chicago improvisational theaters, including the ImprovOlympic and the Improv Institute.
While in Chicago, Favreau landed his first film role alongside Sean Astin as the pudgy tutor D-Bob in the classic sleeper hit Rudy (1993). Favreau met Vince Vaughn — who played a small role in this film — during shooting. The next year, he appeared in the college film PCU alongside Jeremy Piven, and also stepped into the world of television in the 1994 episode of Seinfeld titled "The Fire" as Eric the Clown. He then moved to Los Angeles, where he made his breakthrough in 1996 as an actor-screenwriter with the film Swingers, which was Vaughn's breakthrough role as the glib and extremely confident Trent Walker, a perfect foil to Favreau's heartbroken Mike Peters. In 1997, he appeared on the popular TV sitcom Friends, portraying Pete Becker, whom Monica Geller dates for several episodes, and who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).