JJ Abrams' movie career - Super 8 (2011)
Role: Director / producer
Box office: $260million
How good? If anyone had doubts after Star Trek
Abrams continued his hot streak with Super 8, a love letter to a bygone era of slow burn sci-fi stories, which captured cinemagoers’ hearts in the 1970s and 80s. The movie once again showcased Abrams’ sci-fi sensibilities, his eye for special effects and an undoubted ability to sculpt a compelling tale. It also gave him the opportunity to work with Steven Spielberg, the man who inspired him to make movies and whose shoes it looks like he’ll inevitably come to fill in Hollywood.