Rian Johnson

A self-described audio-visual geek who made over 90 short films by the time he left film school, director Rian Johnson spent years struggling to make his first film before finally cobbling together enough money to make ... Read more »
Born: 12/17/1973 in Maryland, USA

Filmography

Director (5)

Breaking Bad 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Looper 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Terriers 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

The Brothers Bloom 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Brick 2006 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (3)

Looper 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Brothers Bloom 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Brick 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Editor (1)

Brick 2006 (Movie)

(Editor)
Actor (1)

The Real History of Science Fiction 2014 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Biography

A self-described audio-visual geek who made over 90 short films by the time he left film school, director Rian Johnson spent years struggling to make his first film before finally cobbling together enough money to make the stylish teen-centric film noir, "Brick" (2005). Hardboiled by way of Dashiell Hammett, "Brick" was a hit at the Sundance Film Festival and announced Johnson as a fresh new voice in independent film. From there, he diversified his talents, directing music videos for bands like The Mountain Goats, and helming episodes of "Breaking Bad" (A&E, 2008-2013) and "Terriers" (FX, 2010). He went on to direct his second feature, "The Brothers Bloom" (2009), which failed to live up to the precedent he set with his breakthrough film. But he did earn considerable acclaim for his third film, "Looper" (2012), a dark and gritty sci-fi thriller that proved Johnson was a significant filmmaker with a bright future.

EDUCATION

USC School of Cinematic Arts

Los Angeles , California 1996

Milestones

2012

Helmed and wrote the sci-fi action feature "Looper," starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis

2008

Directed Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, and Mark Ruffalo in "The Brothers Bloom"; also wrote

2005

Made feature writing and directorial debut with crime drama "Brick," starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt

1996

Wrote and directed the short film "Evil Demon Golfball from Hell!!!"

Raised in San Clemente, CA

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