Justin Lin

Justin Lin

Known For: Directing · Birthday: 1971-10-01 (49 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Taipei, Taiwan

24 Movies · 9 TV shows

Also Known As: Yipin Lin · 林诣彬

Biography

Justin Lin (traditional Chinese: 林詣彬; simplified Chinese: 林诣彬; pinyin: Lín Yìbīn, born October 11, 1971) is a Taiwanese-born American film director. His films have grossed US$2.3 billion worldwide as of March 2017. He is best known for his directorial work on Better Luck Tomorrow (2002), the Fast & Furious franchise from The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) to Fast & Furious 6 (2013) and F9 (2021), and Star Trek Beyond (2016). He is also known for his work on television programs like Community, and the second season of True Detective.

Early Life

Lin was born on October 11, 1971 in Taipei, Taiwan. He immigrated to the United States at the age of eight and grew up in Buena Park, California. He graduated from nearby Cypress High School.Lin attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for two years before transferring to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he earned a BA in Film and Television and a MFA in Film Directing and Production from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. He was given a Distinguished Alumni Award in 2017.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

2 Movies
Space Jam: A New Legacy

Space Jam: A New Legacy

7.09
2021
When LeBron and his son Dom are trapped in a digital space by a rogue A.I., he must get them home safe by leading a gang of undisciplined cartoon characters to victory over the A.I.'s players on the c...
F9

F9

7.05
2021
Dominic Toretto is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always looms over their peaceful horizon. Dom will have to confront his past if he ...

2019.

1 TV show
TV
Warrior

Warrior

10
2019
The Tong Wars of San Francisco's Chinatown in the second half of the 19th century were the setting for a violent crime drama. The series follows Ah Sahm, a martial arts virtuoso who emigrates from Chi...

2018.

1 TV show
TV
Magnum P.I.

Magnum P.I.

6.12
2018
After returning home from Afghanistan, a decorated former Navy SEAL named Thomas Magnum decided to use his military skills to become a private investigator in Hawaii with the help of fellow vets. Calv...

2017.

1 TV show
TV
S.W.A.T.

S.W.A.T.

6
2017
The local born and bred S.W.A.T is following. The lieutenant who is torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he's tasked to run a highly-trained unit that is the last s...

2016.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Geeking Out

Geeking Out

2016
A 30-minute talk show that takes a timely look at pop culture through a fanboy lens and features celebrity interviews, discussion and out-of-the-studio segments.
Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond

5.98
2016
In the farthest reaches of unexplored space, the crew of the Enterprise encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them in danger, and everything the Federation stands for to be tested.
50 Years of Star Trek

50 Years of Star Trek

7.5
2016
Since it first aired, America has been fascinated by Star Trek. Through interviews with cast and crew members from every television series and the original films, this 2-hour documentary celebrates th...

2015.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

1
2015
Stephen Colbert is leaving "The Colbert Report" to return to television. As the host of The Late Show franchise redux -- taped at the historic Ed Sullivan Theatre at New York -- Colbert talks to actor...
Hollywood Adventures

Hollywood Adventures

6
2015
A young man is looking for a girlfriend in Hollywood. He is connected with two other people, which is much more complicated than he thought.

2014.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
True Detective

True Detective

6.28
2014
An American anthology police detective series uses multiple timelines to uncover personal and professional secrets of those involved in investigations.
TV
Scorpion

Scorpion

5.95
2014
Walter O'Brien is an eccentric genius and his team of brilliant misfits are the last line of defense against complex, high-tech threats of the modern age. An expert behaviorist, a mechanical genius, a...
Grave Torture

Grave Torture

2014
Mourning the death of his serial killer father, a boy enters his dad's casket and soon finds himself buried alive.
Help

Help

2014
HELP is the first live-action Spotlight Story. Filmed with a custom-built camera array system, HELP drops the audience into the middle of downtown Los Angeles where an unexpected meteor shower has lef...

2013.

2 Movies
Yellow Face

Yellow Face

2013
The play deals with race, identity, politics, and casting.
Fast & Furious 6

Fast & Furious 6

5.77
2013
Dominic is facing Letty, his presumed dead girlfriend, when he and Brian reassemble their crew to take down a team of mercenaries.

2012.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Internet Icon

Internet Icon

2012
Contestants compete in a series of challenges designed to highlight their creativity and filmmaking skills in an effort to become the next big internet star.
Bad Butt

Bad Butt

2012
A high school girl has a part of her body that has turned into a monster. The machine girl is a story from the mind of Noboru Iguchi.
Vesuvius

Vesuvius

2012
The statue of the Virgin Mary won't be the same again. Vesuvius is an interesting take on the psychopath with Catholicism smacked against the background, based on the assertion that divine apparitions...

2011.

1 Movie
Fast Five

Fast Five

5.96
2011
On opposite sides of the law are Brian O'Conner and Dom Toretto. Since Brian and Mia Toretto broke Dom out of custody, they've been on the run. They need a job.

2009.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Fast & Furious

Fast & Furious

6.17
2009
When a crime brings them back to L.A., fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto reignites his feud with agent Brian O'Conner. Dom and Brian must give in to an uncertain new trust if they hope to outmaneuver him as...
TV
Community

Community

6.11
2009
In the fictional locale of Greendale, Colorado, you can follow the lives of a group of students at what is possibly the world's worst community college.

2007.

2 Movies
Hollywood Chinese

Hollywood Chinese

2007
Hollywood Chinese is a look at cinema history through the lens of the Chinese American experience. The documentary is a journey through a century of cinematic delights. There is a wonderful portrait o...
Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee

Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee

2007
Game of Death was Bruce Lee's last film. Movie execs decided to replace Lee. The satire looks at the entire process, from the odd candidates to the greed and racial motives that drive the final decisi...

2006.

2 Movies
Annapolis

Annapolis

2006
Jake promised his mother that he would go to Anapolis Naval Academy. He was selected despite poor grades. Jake is sub-standard academically once inside. Constantly challenged to his limits, repeatedly...
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

5.59
2006
Sean Boswell lived with his father in Tokyo in order to avoid a jail sentence. In a low-rent section of the city, Shaun gets caught up in the underground world of drift racing.

2003.

1 Movie
Masters of the Pillow

Masters of the Pillow

2003
Traces the making of UC-Davis professor Darrell Hamamoto's first-ever Asian American porn movie ("Skin on Skin") from planning to production. Hou interviews filmmakers Justin Lin ("Better Luck Tomorro...

2002.

1 Movie
Better Luck Tomorrow

Better Luck Tomorrow

2
2002
A group of high school seniors are on a power trip.

1997.

1 Movie
Shopping for Fangs

Shopping for Fangs

1997
Several Los Angelenos have adventures in the cult classic.

Unknown Year.

4 Movies
Moonshadow

Moonshadow

A trans teen is sent to a science-based conversion camp by his family and quickly learns that the youth there are being converted into something less than human.
Fast & Furious 10

Fast & Furious 10

7.27
This is the tenth and final part of the franchise.
Fast & Furious 11

Fast & Furious 11

The film is the final one.
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