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Rian Johnson

Rian Johnson was born in Maryland and at a young age, he 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 launched his ... See full bio »

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19 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

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Looper Director
Brick Director
The Brothers Bloom


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

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5' 5½" (1.66 m)

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I bristle a little when the argument for film gets put into the nostalgia ghetto. Film is still the highest quality and best-looking image capture medium available. I don't think it always will be. The digital image will get better, and it will eventually surpass the quality of the film image, but it isn't there yet. See more »


Wrote the screenplay for Brick (2005). in 1997. It took him six years to get financing for Brick (2005). See more »


Often casts 'Joseph-Gordon Levitt' and Noah Segan. See more »

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