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

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5' 6" (1.68 m)

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Teen movies often have an unspoken underlying premise in which high school is seen as less serious than the adult world. But when your head is encased in that microcosm it's the most serious time of your life. See more »


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


Often casts Joseph-Gordon Levitt and Noah Segan

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