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Jon Chu Biography
Jon Chu was born November 2, 1979 in Palo Alto California. The son of the owners of Chef Chu’s Restaurant in Los Angeles, Chu began working in film at a young age.
Chu attended the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television. His student film When The Kids Are Away got him signed to the William Morris Agency. Chu is a member of the A/C or the Adam/Chu Dance Crew.
Jon Chu Films, Awards
Chu has done a number of films, and nearly all of them have included dance numbers. His more notable films include Step Up 2: The Streets, Step Up 3D, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never and Justin Bieber’s Believe.
Chu’s other projects include Silent Beats, When The Kids Are Away, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, The Legion Of Extraordinary Dancers and Killing Babies. Though it never came to fruition, Chu was set to direct the remake of Bye Bye Birdie. He was attached to the 2013 film The Great Gatsby, but the project ultimately went to Baz Luhrmann.
Chu has won many awards throughout the years, including the Princess Grace Award, the Jack Nicholson Directing Award and the Dore Schary Award. He was also an honoree for Project: Involve.
Jon Chu Interview
Working with pop superstar Bieber has shown Chu what the media’s eye can do. “I think a lot of it [his reputation] is press hype. He’s not as crazy as everyone thinks he may be from those headlines,” Chu told Uinterview exclusively. “But also, he’s not as perfect as he may portray himself to be. I think the two together just makes him human. I think that that’s what’s fascinating about how I know him and how we try to show that truth in our movie. Inside, he has a really great foundation. He’s a really great kid.”
Jon Chu News
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