Boots Riley

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Boots Riley was born on April 1, 1971 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Sorry to Bother You (2018), The Losers (2010) and Superbad (2007). See full bio »

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17 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

The Losers Soundtrack
Superbad Soundtrack
I'm a Virgo Director


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 2018 Sorry to Bother You (written by)
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Show Show Actor (6 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (25 credits)

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Alternate Names:

Raymond 'Boots' Riley


5' 7½" (1.71 m)


Patterson, Anitra | Riley, Walter

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[on what has influenced him] "Emir Kusturica's 'Black Cat, White Cat' and 'Underground'; Sergei Parajanov, from the composition he had in certain places; Kubrick; a Paul Schrader movie called 'Mishima.'"

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