Joseph Eggleston "Joe" Johnston II is an American film director and former effects artist.
Johnston got his start in 1977, as a concept artist and effects technician for George Lucas's first Star Wars movie. He continued working with Lucasfilm on the next two Star Wars movies, along with the first two Indiana Jones movies (earning an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects for his work on Raiders of the Lost Ark).
In 1989, Johnston made the leap to director with the Disney film Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. He also directed The Rocketeer and the Touchstone Pictures film Hidalgo. His work on The Rocketeer later resulted in him getting hired as the director of the 2011 Marvel Studios film, Captain America: The First Avenger.