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Rian Johnson


Rian Johnson was born in Maryland. At a young age, he moved to San Clemente, California, where he was raised. After graduating from High school, he went on to attend University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. His first feature film "Brick" was released in 2005 and was the building block (no pun intended) that launched his career. ... See full bio »

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18 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Looper
Looper Director
(2012)
Brick
Brick Director
(2005)
The Brothers Bloom
(2008)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
(2017)

Filmography

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 2010-2013 Breaking Bad (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Ozymandias (2013)
- Fifty-One (2012)
- Fly (2010)
 2012 Looper
 2010 Terriers (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Manifest Destiny (2010)
 2005 Brick
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Directed the music video "Woke Up New" for The Mountain Goats (2006).

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Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I bristle a little when the argument for film gets put into the nostalgia ghetto. Film is still the highest quality and best-looking image capture medium available. I don't think it always will be. The digital image will get better, and it will eventually surpass the quality of the film image, but it isn't there yet. See more »

Trivia:

Wrote the screenplay for Brick (2005). in 1997. It took him six years to get financing for Brick (2005). See more »

Trademark:

Often casts 'Joseph-Gordon Levitt' and Noah Segan.

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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