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Ryan Coogler

Ryan Coogler was born on May 23, 1986 in Oakland, California, USA as Ryan Kyle Coogler. He is a director and writer, known for Fruitvale Station (2013), Creed and Locks (2009). See full bio »
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 2011 The Sculptor (Short)
 2011 Fig (Short)
 2009 Locks (Short)
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  Creed (screenplay) / (writer) (announced)
 2013 Fruitvale Station (written by)
 2011 The Sculptor (Short)
 2009 Locks (Short) (written by)
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 2010 Get Some (Short) (boom operator) / (sound editor) / (sound mixer)
 2009 Locks (Short) (sound editor)
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 2009 On the Grind (Documentary short) (camera operator) / (grip)
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 2011 Fig (Short)
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 2012 The Castle Tale (Short) (producer)
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 2011 Volcano Girl (Short) (special thanks)
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 2014 The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards (TV Movie)
Himself - Winner
 2013 Tavis Smiley (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Episode dated 16 July 2013 (2013) ... Himself - Guest
 2013 Piers Morgan Tonight (TV Series)
- Day 13 of Zimmerman Trial (2013) ... Himself
 2013 Made in Hollywood (TV Series)
- Episode #8.34 (2013) ... Himself
 2013 Democracy Now! (TV Series)
- Episode dated 28 January 2013 (2013) ... Himself
- Episode dated 25 January 2013 (2013) ... Himself

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[re Oscar Grant's murder] It really caused an identity crisis here in the Bay Area because we think of ourselves as the most progressive place, the most diverse place, the most accepting place in the country. I grew up with white friends, Asian friends - Vietnamese, Chinese, Pacific Islanders. I had Hispanic friends, not just Mexican friends, but Guatemalan friends, Honduran friends, and we knew ... See more »


Grew up in Richmond, CA in the East Bay area north of Oakland, CA. He attended nearby Saint Mary's College on a football scholarship, then transferred to Sacramento State College. Later he was a graduate student in the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. See more »

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