J.J. Abrams By: Samantha Le. A2

J.J. Abrams was born Jeffery Jacob Abrams in New York City, New York. He is the son of TV producer Gerald W. Abrams and executive producer Coral Ann Abrams. He also has a sister, Tracy Rosen who is a screenwriter. Due to his parents' involvement in the film industry, his love for him begun at a young age, in which guided him to go to film school.

Abrams was the director for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This was one of the century's most influential movie, breaking box office records whenever it came out. One of his trademark is that he doesn't reveal much of the plot line of his movies in their trailers therefore leaving film theorists unable to predict the ending.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens won Abrams the Empire Award for Best Director in 2016

Star wars won the following awards

  • Saturn Award for Best Writing (2016)
  • AFI Award for Movie of the Year (2016)
  • Guinness World Record Award for most viewed trailer on Youtube in 24 hours

Abrams considers Steven Spielberg to be his inspiration though he doesn't state as to why. He was able to write and direct Super 8 with Spielberg who produced it.

Abrams won a Saturn Award for Best Director for Super 8 in 2012

Abrams known for using a technique call "The Mystery Box," which is an actual mystery box he bought when he was younger but refused to open it, trademarking the concept of never knowing too much.

In addition to Star Wars, Abrams also directed Star Trek: The Future Begins and Star Trek Into Darkness.

Abrams won a SFX Award for Best Director for Star Trek (2010). He also won a Hollywood Film Award for Star Trek Into Darkness (2015)

Since majority of Abrams' films are action pact and high tech, incorporating a lot of lens flares and powerful usages of spotlights within his films
Another one of Abrams' trademark is crashing vehicles on purpose, such as Spock crashing his ship Jellyfish into the Narada.

Other examples of vehicles crashing on purpose would be the Oceanic Flight 815 plane crash on Lost, George Kirk crashing the USS Kelvin and Khan trying to crash the USS Vengeance into Starfleet Headquarters.

In addition to directing award winning films, Abrams also directed Lost, Alias, Felicity, Undercovers and Fringe.

lost won the following awards

  • Won two Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Directing of a Drama Series (2005) and Outstanding Drama Series (2005)
  • Won ASCAP Film and Television Music Award for Top Television Series (2009)
  • Won ASCAP Top TV Series (2006)
  • Won ASCAP Top TV Series (2005)
  • Won Gold Derby Award for Drama Episode of the Year (2005)
  • Won PGA Awards for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama (2006)
  • Won WGA Award for Dramatic Series (2006)

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