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14 Things Most People Didn't Realize Joss Whedon Worked On

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Vote up the projects that you were most surprised involved Joss Whedon.

Joss Whedon is a filmmaker and creative voice who has gained such a following with his retinue of excellent movies and TV shows that his name has become a verb. To “Whedonize” something is an action with a few possible definitions, and although some of them are negative, all connotations revolve around something that makes for good entertainment. Joss Whedon has a reputation for providing devastating plot twists, savagely burning other creative works, and torturing both his fictional creations and the fans that love them. Despite a seeming desire to drive his fanbase mad, people keep coming back to Whedon and asking for more, and he’s certainly delivered.

But most fans probably don't know about the surprising things Joss Whedon has done. His career has been incredibly diverse. He’s primarily known for his most prominent productions, like Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and The Avengers, but he’s been involved in a lot more than that. A scan of Whedon’s IMDb page quickly reveals that the man has his fingerprints all over Hollywood, and has played a part in some truly unexpected productions. The sheer number of Joss Whedon projects out there is impressive, but the breadth that he’s covered in a relatively short career is even more astonishing.