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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 36 wins & 72 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

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

Filmography

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 2022 Poker Face (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Episode #1.10 (2022)
- Episode #1.2 (2022)
- Episode #1.1 (2022)
 2019 Knives Out (directed by)
 2018 LCD Soundsystem: Oh Baby (Music 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)
 2008 The Mountain Goats: Woke Up New (Music Video short)
 2005 Brick
 1990 Ninja Ko (Video short)
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Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

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Official Sites:

Instagram | Official Site | See more »

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)


Children:

None

Relatives:

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

[on if the idea of the "loop" in Looper (2012) is at all influenced by Eastern religion or the notion of karma] - I guess so, yeah. We'd have to talk for another hour about what exactly that means. It's about the notion of breaking that loop because the loop is at the an unhealthy cycle of self-interest motivating violence, which motivates the self interest of someone else, which motivates ... See more »

Trivia:

Member of the 'Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' (AMPAS) since 2013. See more »

Trademark:

Often works with cinematographer Steve Yedlin. See more »

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