During the next few weeks you’ll read and hear Jon Favreau’s name repeated by the Washington press corps. It’s because Barack Obama’s favorite speechwriter has the same name as Jon Favreau, the Hollywood director, writer, and actor. Today, a Time.com posting of possible personnel in an Obama administration spotlighted Jon Favreau “the Hollywood actor and screenwriter and director”. I kid you not. (It was quickly amended.) For the record, the “other” Favreau is a 26-year-old jeans-clad staffer who worked in Obama’s senate office and who is no relation to the Iron Man and Swingers guy. But he’s writing Obama’s most memorable campaign speeches and will likely become the speechwriting director if Obama wins the presidency.
Subscribe to Deadline Breaking News Alerts and keep your inbox happy.