Joseph Hill "Joss" Whedon is an American screenwriter, executive producer, film and television director, comic book writer, occasional composer, and actor, and the founder of Mutant Enemy Productions and co-creator of Bellwether Pictures. He is best known as the creator and showrunner of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997_2003), Angel (1999_2004), Firefly (2002) and Dollhouse (2009_2010), as well as the short film Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008). Whedon co-wrote and produced the horror film The Cabin in the Woods (2012), and wrote and directed the film adaptation of Marvel's The Avengers (2012), the third highest-grossing film of all time. He is also notable for his work in comic books and online media. Many of Whedon's projects enjoy cult status. Joss Whedon was born in New York City.
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