Rian Johnson


STARmeter
Top 5000
Up 413 this week
Rian Johnson was born in Maryland and at a young age his family 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 ... See full bio »

Hollywood Stars in Their Early Roles

See throwback photos of celebrities like Jungle Cruise stars Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson and revisit their earliest onscreen roles.

See the entire gallery

Around The Web

 | 

Provided by Taboola

On Prime Video

Watch on TV

Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi
Fri, Aug 06 11:00 PM PDT on TNT (042)
Looper
Sat, Aug 07 12:29 PM PDT on STZENS (606)

Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

Editorial Lists

Related lists from IMDb editors

a list of 10 images
updated 08 Feb 2018
 
a list of 10 images
updated 29 Dec 2017
 
a list of 10 images
updated 15 Dec 2017
 
a list of 10 images
updated 04 May 2017
 
a list of 13 images
updated 18 Apr 2017
 

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 44 people
created 30 Aug 2019
 
a list of 24 people
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 24 people
created 01 Nov 2016
 
a list of 36 people
created 29 Jul 2019
 
a list of 37 people
created 3 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Rian Johnson's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 36 wins & 70 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Known For

Knives Out Director
(2019)
Looper Director
(2012)
Brick Director
(2005)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Director (17 credits)
 2022 Poker Face (TV Series) (1 episode) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.1 (2022)
 2019 Knives Out (directed by)
 2018 LCD Soundsystem: Oh Baby (Video short)
 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
 1990 Ninja Ko (Video short)
Show Show Writer (16 credits)
Show Show Producer (5 credits)
Show Show Editor (5 credits)
Show Show Actor (2 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (2 credits)
Show Show Additional Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (19 credits)
Show Show Self (50 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | See more »

Official Sites:

Instagram | Official Site | See more »

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on the central question posed by Looper (2012)] For me, that's essentially the wrong question [re: "If you could travel back in time and kill someone like Hitler, would you do it? Could you do it?"]. Which is weird, because you could say that, in some way, it's the question that "Looper" eventually puts its chips down on. But for me, the real question isn't 'Would you kill Hitler?' It's 'Does ... See more »

Trivia:

Cousin of film composer Nathan Johnson. See more »

Trademark:

Frequent use of foreshadowing See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed