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John Ridley is the author of seven published novels, the most recent, What Fire Cannot Burn from Warner Books and The Drift from Knopf. His first novel, Stray Dogs, was made into the feature film U Turn (1997) directed by Oliver Stone and starring Sean Penn, Jennifer Lopez, and Nick Nolte. Additionally, Ridley wrote the screenplays for the films ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 33 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Ben-Hur (executive producer) (filming)
 2015 American Crime (TV Series) (executive producer - 7 episodes)
- Episode Seven (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Episode Six (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Episode Five (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Episode Four (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Episode Three (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2013 Out of the Furnace (co-producer)
 2013 Jimi: All Is by My Side (executive producer)
 2013 12 Years a Slave (executive producer)
 2011 Da Brick (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2009-2010 The Wanda Sykes Show (TV Series) (co-executive producer - 21 episodes)
- Episode #1.21 (2010) ... (co-executive producer)
- Episode #1.20 (2010) ... (co-executive producer)
- Episode #1.19 (2010) ... (co-executive producer)
- Episode #1.18 (2010) ... (co-executive producer)
- Episode #1.17 (2010) ... (co-executive producer)
 2005-2006 Barbershop (TV Series) (executive producer - 11 episodes)
- Get Your Hand Out of My Womb (2006) ... (executive producer)
- Crimes of the Heart (2005) ... (executive producer)
- The Politics of Money (2005) ... (executive producer)
- Debates and Dead People (2005) ... (executive producer)
- Family Bussiness (2005) ... (executive producer)
 2006 Bobby (co-producer)
 2004 Undercover Brother: The Animated Series (Video short) (executive producer)
  Third Watch (TV Series) (consulting producer - 44 episodes, 2000 - 2004) (supervising producer - 21 episodes, 1999 - 2000)
- Monsters (2004) ... (consulting producer)
- Higher Calling (2004) ... (consulting producer)
- In Plain View (2004) ... (consulting producer)
- Spanking the Monkey (2004) ... (consulting producer)
- Purgatory (2004) ... (consulting producer)
 2003 Platinum (TV Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Flow (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Peace (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Power (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Loyalty (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Love (2003) ... (executive producer)
 2002 Undercover Brother (executive producer)
 2002 I Got You (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2002 The Chang Family Saves the World (TV Movie) (producer)
 1999 Three Kings (co-producer)
 1997 U Turn (executive producer)
 1996 The Show (TV Series) (consulting producer - 8 episodes)
- Allison and Them (1996) ... (consulting producer)
- The Censors and Them (1996) ... (consulting producer)
- The Last Episode of the Season and Them (1996) ... (consulting producer)
- The Script Formerly Known As... (1996) ... (consulting producer)
- God and Them (1996) ... (consulting producer)
 1995-1996 The John Larroquette Show (TV Series) (co-producer - 23 episodes)
- Happy Endings (1996) ... (co-producer)
- Running for Carly (1996) ... (co-producer)
- Intern Writer (1996) ... (co-producer)
- Hello, Baby, Hello (1996) ... (co-producer)
- Independence Day (1996) ... (co-producer)
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Ten Thousand Years, his first play, was directed by Kipp Shiotani. The original cast was comprised of Jennifer Aquino, Eidan Hanzei, Archie Kao, Matthew Yang King, Blake Kushi, Dana Lee, Reggie Lee, Kipp Shiotani, and Greg Watanabe. (The understudies were Molly Mickelson, Thomas Isao Morinaka, and Don Thai Theerathada.) Ten ... See more »

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In every election cycle that I can recall, there comes a moment - or a few - where charges of elitism and claims of commonness are wielded by presidential candidates like a sword and shield: 'Vote for me 'cause I'm one of you. It's the other guy who's out of touch.' See more »

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