There was something very magical about LA in that moment.
And I remember I was living on the Franklin corridor, you know, sort of right across the street from the Scientology castle there and there was a little book store across the street that sold -- and this was before you could download music, so it was a used CD store and a book store -- and I walked in and I heard Frank Sinatra’s "Songs For Swinging Lovers." I had never been a Frank Sinatra fan, I had listened Frank, but it went from being a novelty to something I really liked. And I listened to that and the Capitol Records Collection of Frank Sinatra.
Jon tells Anne about the artists that inspired him to write the movie, which he also starred in.
The DVD for his latest blockbuster, Iron Man, is available this week.
The California native also appeared as a vampire hunted by Keanu Reeves in Constantine and was a finalist for the American version of The Apprentice with Donald Trump.
The relationship is evidence of Mr Favreau's newfound status as a political sex symbol - but during Mr Obama's presidential run, he was not so lucky.
Led by an impatient black panther named Bagheera, he is sent away from his jungle home to the safety of a nearby man village, though the journey becomes less straight-forward the further they stray.For More: Tracklist 1.) It Happened in Monterey by Frank Sinatra 2.) Royal Crown Revue by Spanky's in the Kitchen 3.) Honeysuckle Rose by Django Reinhardt 4.) Sweet Georgia Brown by Django Reinhardt 5.)When You're Smiling / The Sheik of Araby by Louis Prima Transcript Anne Litt: Hi this is Anne Litt from KCRW and I 'm here with writer/director Jon Favreau as part of KCRW's Guest DJ Project. Jon Favreau: Well, since it's only five songs, I figured just concentrate on one area of music that's influenced me.Jon made his breakthrough as the writer and star of “Swingers” and directed the summer blockbuster “Iron Man.” We're going to talk with him today about the music that has inspired him in his film making process. I guess the first film that I really was a film-maker on was “Swingers.” It was about 15 years ago and the lounge scene was just starting to kick in.Patrick Gavin reports: Seen last night at former Newsweeker turned PR man Richard Wolffe's book party for "Renegade" at Cafe Atlantico: Prez speechwriter Jon Favreau (it's his birthday today) with actress Rashida Jones.The two have been spending a lot of time together - over WHCA weekend they seemed inseparable and even People magazine had a blurb on the two - and their budding relationship? Last night just adds more fuel to the "they're dating" fire...