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      Joss Whedon

      Joss Whedon

      Highest Rated: 100% Toy Story (1995)

      Lowest Rated: 36% Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)

      Birthday: Jun 23, 1964

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      A third-generation television writer, it came as little surprise when scripter Joss Whedon followed in his relatives' footsteps, although his astonishing success as series creator, producer, screenwriter and feature film director surely impressed even his formidable family. Receiving his start as a writer on the sitcom "Roseanne" (ABC, 1988-1997) and serving as a script doctor on several noted studio films, Whedon later created the cult hit "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (The WB, 1997-2001; UPN, 2001-03), developed from a campy horror comedy of the same name he had also written years earlier. With "Buffy," Whedon used the horror genre, combined with deft comedic touches, to explore the theme that life as an American teen could be pure hell. An instant cult favorite, it spurred Whedon on to create the "Buffy" spin-off, "Angel" (The WB, 1999-2004). While his critically acclaimed sci-fi opus "Firefly" (Fox, 2002-03) and its feature film sequel "Serenity" (2005) were poorly promoted by the studios, Whedon had plenty of other ideas to explore. Following another TV disappointment with the short-lived sci-fi adventure "Dollhouse" (Fox, 2009-2010), Whedon returned to film with a bang as a co-writer of the mind-bending horror movie, "Cabin in the Woods" (2012) and as the writer-director of the superhero blockbuster, "The Avengers" (2012) and its sequel "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (2015). In between, his small-scale reimagining of William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" (2012) was an imaginative busman's holiday filmed at his own home on digital video. Brilliantly combining genres like science fiction, fantasy, horror and Westerns, Whedon achieved his own level of cult status, even as he grew in stature as one of Hollywood's most innovative purveyors of popular entertainment.

      Highest rated movies

      A Place Among the Dead

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      Joss Whedon Firefly, Joss Whedon, 09/20/2002, ©SCIENCECHANNEL Firefly, Joss Whedon, 09/20/2002, ©SCIENCECHANNEL Firefly, from left: Adam Baldwin, Alan Tudyk, Tim Minear, Sean Maher, Summer Glau, Nathan Fillion, Joss Whedon, 09/20/2002, ©SCIENCECHANNEL Firefly, from left: Adam Baldwin, Alan Tudyk, Summer Glau, Tim Minear, Joss Whedon, Sean Maher, Nathan Fillion, 09/20/2002, ©SCIENCECHANNEL SERENITY, director Joss Whedon, 2005. ©Universal Firefly, from left: Adam Baldwin, Alan Tudyk, Summer Glau, Tim Minear, Joss Whedon, Sean Maher, Nathan Fillion, 09/20/2002, ©SCIENCECHANNEL SERENITY, director Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion, on set, 2005. ©Universal Firefly, Joss Whedon, 09/20/2002, ©SCIENCECHANNEL AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, l-r: Elizabeth Olson, director Joss Whedon, Jeremy Renner on set, 2015. ©Walt Disney Pictures AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, l-r: Elizabeth Olson, director Joss Whedon, Jeremy Renner on set, 2015. ©Walt Disney Pictures Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., from left: Joss Whedon, Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, Jeph Loeb, 09/24/2013, ©ABC AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, l-r: Jeremy Renner, director Joss Whedon, 2015. ph: Jay Maidment/©Walt Disney Pictures AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, director Joss Whedon, 2015. ph: Jay Maidment/©Walt Disney Pictures AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, l-r: Jeremy Renner, director Joss Whedon, 2015. ph: Jay Maidment/©Walt Disney Pictures MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, l-r: director Joss Whedon, Amy Acker on set, 2011, ©Roadside Attractions Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., from left: Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, Joss Whedon, Jeffrey Bell, 'Episode #1', Season 1, Ep. #1, ©ABC Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., from left: Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, Joss Whedon, Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Jeph Loeb, Jeffrey Bell, 09/24/2013, ©ABC Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Clark Gregg (L), Joss Whedon (R), 'Season 1', 09/24/2013, ©ABC Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., from left: Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, Joss Whedon, Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Jeph Loeb, Jeffrey Bell, 09/24/2013, ©ABC

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      57% 94% A Place Among the Dead JW (Character) - 2020
      39% 67% Justice League Screenwriter $227.0M 2017
      76% 82% Avengers: Age of Ultron Director,
      Screenwriter
      $459.0M 2015
      61% 69% In Your Eyes Screenwriter,
      Executive Producer
      - 2014
      86% 77% Much Ado About Nothing Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer,
      Film Editing,
      Original Music
      $4.3M 2012
      91% 91% Marvel's the Avengers Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 2012
      92% 74% The Cabin in the Woods Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $42.0M 2011
      82% 79% Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope Executive Producer $34.7K 2011
      No Score Yet 82% Done the Impossible: The Fans' Tale of 'Firefly' and 'Serenity' Unknown (Character) - 2006
      82% 91% Serenity Director,
      Writer
      $25.3M 2005
      49% 54% Atlantis: The Lost Empire Writer - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Atlantis: The Lost Empire Writer - 2001
      50% 61% Titan A.E. Screenwriter $22.8M 2000
      53% 39% Alien Resurrection Writer $47.7M 1997
      100% 92% Toy Story Writer $31.3M 1995
      36% 43% Buffy the Vampire Slayer Writer $14.1M 1992

      TV

      Credit
      49% 83% The Nevers Executive Producer,
      Director,
      Creator,
      Writer
      2021
      95% 91% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Director,
      Writer,
      Executive Producer
      2013-2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colbert Report Guest 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2013
      No Score Yet 92% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2007-2008 2013
      70% 71% Glee Director 2010
      71% 84% Dollhouse Executive Producer,
      Director
      2009-2010
      No Score Yet 92% Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog Executive Producer 2008
      91% 78% Veronica Mars Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
      87% 88% Angel Director,
      Writer,
      Executive Producer
      1999-2004
      77% 96% Firefly Executive Producer 2002-2003
      85% 92% Buffy the Vampire Slayer Director,
      Writer,
      Executive Producer
      1997-2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Parenthood Writer 1990-1991
      76% 76% Roseanne Writer 1989