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      Justin Lin

      Justin Lin

      Highest Rated: 87% Star Trek Beyond (2016)

      Lowest Rated: 10% Annapolis (2006)

      Birthday: Oct 11, 1971

      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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      Justin Lin THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT, Director Justin Lin, on set,2006. ©Universal FAST & FURIOUS 6, from left: Paul Walker, director Justin Lin, on set, 2013. ph: Giles Keyte/©Universal Pictures FINISHING THE GAME: THE SEARCH FOR A NEW BRUCE LEE, director Justin Lin, on set, 2007. ©IFC First Take STAR TREK BEYOND, from left: director Justin Lin, Chris Pine, on set, 2016. ph: Kimberley French/© Paramount Pictures STAR TREK BEYOND, from left: Idris Elba as Krall, director Justin Lin, on set, 2016. ph: Jaimie Trueblood/© Paramount Pictures FAST & FURIOUS 6, director Justin Lin, on set, 2013. ph: Giles Keyte/©Universal Pictures STAR TREK BEYOND, from left: Sofia Boutella, director Justin Lin, on set, 2016. ph: Kimberley French/© Paramount Pictures STAR TREK BEYOND, director Justin Lin, on set, 2016. ph: Kimberley French/© Paramount Pictures STAR TREK BEYOND, from left: Zachary Quinto as Spock, director Justin Lin, on set, 2016. ph: Kimberley French/© Paramount Pictures FAST & FURIOUS 6, from left: Vin Diesel, director Justin Lin, on set, 2013. Giles Keyte/©Universal Pictures FAST & FURIOUS 6, from left: director Justin Lin, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Elsa Pataky, on set, 2013. ph: Giles Keyte/©Universal Pictures THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT, Director Justin Lin, on set,2006. ©Universal STAR TREK BEYOND, from left: executive producer Jeffrey Chernov, director Justin Lin, on set, 2016. ph: Kimberley French/© Paramount Pictures FAST & FURIOUS, (aka FAST AND FURIOUS), front, from left: Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, director Justin Lin, on set, 2009. ©Universal Pictures International FAST & FURIOUS, (aka FAST AND FURIOUS), from left: Vin Diesel, director Justin Lin, on set, 2009. ©Universal Pictures International STAR TREK BEYOND, center, from left: Simon Pegg as Scotty, director Justin Lin, on set, 2016. ph: Kimberley French/© Paramount Pictures STAR TREK BEYOND, front, from left: director Justin Lin, Chris Pine as Kirk, on set, 2016. ph: Kimberley French/© Paramount Pictures THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT, Director Justin Lin, Lucas Black, on set,2006. ©Universal ANNAPOLIS, James Franco, director Justin Lin on set, 2006, (c) Touchstone

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      56% 84% Fast X Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $573.9M 2023
      25% 79% Space Jam: A New Legacy Executive Producer $70.5M 2021
      59% 82% F9 The Fast Saga Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $173.0M 2021
      87% 80% Star Trek Beyond Director $158.8M 2016
      No Score Yet 21% Hollywood Adventures Producer - 2015
      71% 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
      37% 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
      2017-2024
      No Score Yet 84% Magnum P.I. Director,
      Executive Producer
      2018-2024
      93% 96% Warrior Executive Producer 2019-2020 2023
      33% 84% The Endgame Executive Producer,
      Director
      2022
      No Score Yet 48% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2021
      61% 79% Scorpion Director,
      Executive Producer
      2014-2018
      78% 56% True Detective Director 2015
      No Score Yet 89% S.W.A.T. Director 1976