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Justin lin
Justin Lin
Birth date: October 1971
Occupation: Director
Also known for: The Fast and the Furious
Work on Community
Title: Director
Directing debut: Introduction to Statistics
Active on Community: 2009-2010

'You can get greedy and what I’ve learned is that [CGI] never replaces the real thing.'
Justin Lin on special effects in the "Fast and the Furious" franchise.

Justin Lin is an Taiwanese American writer and director. He is best known for his work on the "Fast and the Furious" franchise. He directed three episodes of Community in Season One including the critcally acclaimed "Modern Warfare".


Lin was born in Taiwan, Taipei, in 1973 but grew up in the United States. At the age of nine, he moved with his family to Orange County, California. He attended UC San Diego and later transferred to UCLA Film School. It's there that he met fellow graduate student Quinten Lee and the two would later collaborate on two films together, the 1996 movie "Flow" and the 1997 movie "Shopping For Fangs". The pair shared directorial duties on the latter film which was screened and well-received at international film festivals. Lin's solo directorial debut was the 2003 film "Better Luck Tommorow". He went on to write and direct the 2006 film "Annapolis" and followed that up with "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift". The success of that film led to him directing the sequels "Fast & Furious", "Fast Five" and "Fast Six".

Episodes directed[]

Episode Season Airdate
"Introduction to Statistics" Season One August 29, 2009
"Interpretive Dance" Season One January 21, 2010
"Modern Warfare" Season One May 6, 2010