Rian Johnson


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Rian Johnson was born in Maryland and at a young age his family moved to San Clemente, California, where he was raised. After graduating from high school, he went on to attend the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. His first feature film, Brick (2005), was released in 2005 and was the metaphorical building block that ... See full bio »

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Knives Out Director
(2019)
Looper Director
(2012)
Brick Director
(2005)

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 2022 Poker Face (TV Series) (1 episode) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.1 (2022)
 2019 Knives Out (directed by)
 2018 LCD Soundsystem: Oh Baby (Video short)
 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
 1990 Ninja Ko (Video short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

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Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)


Children:

None

Relatives:

Johnson, Aaron (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on the central question posed by Looper (2012)] For me, that's essentially the wrong question [re: "If you could travel back in time and kill someone like Hitler, would you do it? Could you do it?"]. Which is weird, because you could say that, in some way, it's the question that "Looper" eventually puts its chips down on. But for me, the real question isn't 'Would you kill Hitler?' It's 'Does ... See more »

Trivia:

Cousin of film composer Nathan Johnson. See more »

Trademark:

Frequent use of foreshadowing See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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