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Rian Johnson

Film Director / Screenwriter / Writer / Film Producer | * 12/17/1973 (49) | Maryland (United States of America (USA))
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Rian Craig Johnson (born December 17, 1973) is an American filmmaker. He made his directorial debut with the neo-noir mystery film Brick (2005), which received positive reviews and grossed nearly $4 million on a $450,000 budget. Transitioning to higher-profile films, Johnson achieved mainstream recognition for writing and directing the science-fiction thriller Looper (2012) to critical and commercial success. Johnson landed his largest project when he wrote and directed the space opera Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), which grossed over $1 billion. He returned to the mystery genre with Knives Out (2019), which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay, and its sequel, Glass Onion (2022). Outside of film, Johnson directed three episodes of the television drama series Breaking Bad (2008–2013). He received the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing ... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Documentaries | Science Fiction

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Awards & Nominations for Rian Johnson

Directors Guild of America Awards
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Movies with Rian Johnson as Actor(10)

as Party Guest (voice) (uncredited)2022 Scream
as himself2018 Balance Of The Force
as Death Star Technician2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
as Himself (archive footage)2014 Lennon or McCartney
as himself2014 Out of Print

TV Shows/Series with Rian Johnson as Actor(1)

as Brian (voice)2014 BoJack Horseman

Movies with Rian Johnson as Crew(32)

Directing/Director2022 Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Production/Producer2022 Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Directing/Director2022 Knives Out 3
Production/Producer2022 Knives Out 3
Writing/Writer2022 Knives Out 3
Directing/Director2019 Knives Out
Production/Producer2019 Knives Out
Writing/Writer2019 Knives Out
Directing/Director2018 oh baby
Directing/Director2017 Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Writing/Screenplay2017 Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Crew/Thanks2017 Baby Driver
Directing/Director2012 Looper
Writing/Writer2012 Looper
Directing/Director2010 The Life of the World to Come
Directing/Director2010 Fly
Directing/Director2008 The Brothers Bloom
Writing/Writer2008 The Brothers Bloom
Directing/Director2006 Brick
Editing/Editor2006 Brick
Writing/Screenplay2006 Brick
Editing/Editor2003 May
Directing/Director1996 Evil Demon Golfball from Hell!!!
Directing/Director1990 Ninja Ko
Writing/Writer1990 Ninja Ko

TV Shows/Series with Rian Johnson as Crew(2)

Directing/Director2010 Terriers
Directing/Director2008 Breaking Bad

Additional Information

Full Name: Rian Craig Johnson
Born: Monday, 12/17 1973 (December) in Maryland (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 49 years + 43 days)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: San Clemente High School, USC School of Cinematic Arts
Spouses (current/former): Karina Longworth
Siblings: Aaron Johnson
Other names for Rian Johnson (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Ράιαν Τζόνσον"
"Rian Craig Johnson"
Rian Johnson frequently works together with these people:
Ram Bergman (21x, Crew)
Patton Oswalt (10x, Actor)
Tom Karnowski (10x, Crew)
Steve Yedlin (9x, Crew)
Noah Segan (8x, Actor)
Matthew Wood (8x, Crew)
Kevin Bigley (7x, Actor)
Matt Schichter (7x, Crew)
Edgar Wright (6x, Crew)
Lucky McKee (6x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2106, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 01/16/2023