Rian Johnson


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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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Known For

Looper Director
(2012)
Brick Director
(2005)
(2008)

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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 »

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Cousin of film composer Nathan Johnson. See more »

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

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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