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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 & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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Looper Director
Brick Director
The Brothers Bloom
Star Wars: Episode VIII


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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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Other Works:

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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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 »


Graduated from USC's School of Cinema-Television in 1996. See more »


Often casts Joseph-Gordon Levitt and Noah Segan

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