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Rian Johnson


Rian Johnson was born in Maryland. At a young age, he moved to San Clemente, California, where he was raised. After graduating from High school, he went on to attend University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. His first feature film "Brick" was released in 2005 and was the building block (no pun intended) that launched his career. ... See full bio »

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18 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Looper
Looper Director
(2012)
Brick
Brick Director
(2005)
The Brothers Bloom
(2008)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
(2017)

Filmography

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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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Personal Details

Other Works:

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

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Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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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:

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

Trademark:

There is always an Asian character with relevance in the plot. Frequently a woman. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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