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Rian Johnson is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Editor American born on 17 december 1973 at Maryland (USA)

Rian Johnson

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Birth name Rian Craig Johnson
Nationality USA
Birth 17 december 1973 (45 years) at Maryland (USA)
Awards Directors Guild of America Awards 2012

Rian Craig Johnson (born December 17, 1973) is an American writer and director, who won the Special Jury Prize for Originality of Vision at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival with his debut feature, Brick.

Johnson also directed The Brothers Bloom (2008) and Looper (2012), and three episodes of the AMC series Breaking Bad—"Fly," "Fifty-One," and "Ozymandias". Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan stated that "Ozymandias" is the best episode of the entire series.

Biography

Jeunesse et formation
Rian Craig Johnson grandit à San Clemente en Californie. Il commence à filmer lorsque son père lui offre sa première caméra vidéo. Il étudie à l'école de cinéma de l'université de Californie du Sud (USC School of Cinematic Arts), dont il sort diplômé en 1996.


Carrière cinématographique
Après sa sortie de l'école, Rian Johnson travaille durant plusieurs années sur le scénario de ce qui deviendra son premier long métrage. Dans le même temps, il est employé par une école pour jeunes enfants sourds, puis par la chaîne Disney Channel. Il réalise également des courts-métrages. Johnson travaille en tant que monteur sur May, un film d'horreur de Lucky McKee, sorti en 2002.

Sa famille et ses amis l'aident à rassembler la somme de 450 000 dollars afin de financer son premier film. L'étroitesse du budget le décide à tourner Brick dans sa ville natale. Son ancienne école sert de décor. Bien que son scénario, jugé trop atypique pour une première œuvre, ait été rejeté par différents studios, les critiques sont très positives. Il décroche le prix spécial du jury au festival de Sundance en 2005. Rian Johnson réalise son second long métrage, Une arnaque presque parfaite (The Brothers Bloom), dont il signe le scénario. En 2012, il écrit et réalise Looper, un film de science-fiction. En juin 2014, il est choisi par les studios Disney et LucasFilm pour réaliser le huitième épisode de la saga Star Wars. En novembre 2017, la Walt Disney Company annonce que Rian Johnson supervisera une nouvelle trilogie Star Wars.


Carrière télévisuelle
Entre 2010 et 2013, Johnson réalise trois épisodes de la série télévisée américaine Breaking Bad, dont Seul au monde (Ozymandias), l'antépénultième épisode de la cinquième et dernière saison, souvent considéré comme le meilleur épisode de la série, voire parfois comme le meilleur épisode toutes séries télévisées confondues.


Autres activités
Le frère aîné de Rian, Aaron Johnson, est producteur de musique. Leur cousin Nathan Johnson a composé la bande originale de Brick et Une arnaque presque parfaite, et forme avec Rian un groupe de musique folk appelé The Preserves.

Best films

Star Wars: Episode VIII (2017)
(Director)
Looper (2012)
(Director)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Rian Johnson (7 films)

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Actor

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, 2h13
Directed by Gareth Edwards
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, War, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed
Roles Death Star Technician
Rating77% 3.897163.897163.897163.897163.89716
L'univers de Star Wars tourne autour des tentatives de séparation d'un groupe favorable à un empire de la République galactique. Pour ce faire, les séparatistes entraînent des dirigeants de la République dans des affaires ingérables grâce aux manigances du Chancelier Suprême Palpatine, qui dit servir la démocratie tout en étant favorable à un empire. Pour maintenir la paix en place, les Jedi combattent les ennemis de la République, mais ceux-ci doivent faire face aux Seigneurs Sith (dont Palpatine est membre, sous le nom de Dark Sidious), tous sont sensibles à la Force, une capacité d'origine physiologique qui permet à leurs détenteurs d'acquérir certains pouvoirs surnaturels.

Director

Star Wars: Episode VIII, 2h32
Directed by Rian Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, War, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Oscar Isaac, Benicio del Toro, Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega
Rating71% 3.59913.59913.59913.59913.5991
L'univers de Star Wars est amorcé avec le conflit entre la République galactique et la Confédération des systèmes indépendants, alliance de planètes séparatistes. Cette confédération entraîne des dirigeants de la République dans des affaires ingérables à cause des manigances du Chancelier Suprême Palpatine, chef d'État de la République, qui dit servir la démocratie tout en visant secrètement à établir un empire. Pour rétablir la paix, les Jedi combattent les ennemis de la République, sans savoir que les deux camps sont manipulés par les Seigneurs Sith (Palpatine étant en réalité le Seigneur Sith Dark Sidious). Les Jedi, comme les Sith, sont sensibles à la Force, une capacité d'origine physiologique qui permet à leurs détenteurs d'acquérir certains pouvoirs surnaturels.
Looper
Looper (2012)
, 1h58
Directed by Rian Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about suicide, Time travel films, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Noah Segan, Piper Perabo
Rating73% 3.696193.696193.696193.696193.69619
In 2044, 25-year-old Joe works for a Kansas City crime syndicate as a "looper." Since technology in the future has made it almost impossible to successfully dispose of murdered bodies, the syndicates use time travel which was invented in 2074 and subsequently outlawed. Managed by a man sent from the future named Abe, loopers kill and dispose of victims sent back in time whose faces are hidden by a bag. They are paid with bars of silver strapped to the target. To prevent connections to the use of illegal time travel, when a looper is retired, his future self is sent back to 2044 as a target for his younger self, but with gold bars as a payment. This event is referred to as "closing the loop" and signals the end of a looper's contract. Failing to close the loop is punishable by execution.
The Brothers Bloom, 1h53
Directed by Rian Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Escroquerie
Actors Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rinko Kikuchi, Maximilian Schell, Robbie Coltrane
Rating67% 3.3995653.3995653.3995653.3995653.399565
The Brothers Bloom, orphaned at a young age, begin performing confidence tricks as young children; Stephen dreams up elaborate scenarios and his younger brother, Bloom, creates trust with the marks. Stephen creates his first con as a way of encouraging his brother to talk to girls.
Brick
Brick (2005)
, 1h50
Directed by Rian Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Noir, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nora Zehetner, Emilie de Ravin, Noah Fleiss, Matt O'Leary, Richard Roundtree
Rating73% 3.6982353.6982353.6982353.6982353.698235
High school student Brendan Frye lives a lonely existence following his break up with ex-girlfriend Emily Kostich and the betrayal of his friend Jerr to the authorities. One morning, Brendan discovers a note leading him to a pay phone, where he receives a phone call from a terrified Emily. While begging him for help, she mentions a "brick", "poor Frisco", "Tug", and "the Pin", before abruptly and fearfully hanging up. Her fear appears to have been caused by a passing black Ford Mustang, from which a distinctive-looking cigarette was thrown. Upon asking for information from his acquaintance named Brain, Brendan's search for Emily leads him to Kara, an ex-girlfriend of his - which further leads him to a Halloween party attended by a flirtatious Laura and her boyfriend, Brad Bramish.

Scriptwriter

Star Wars: Episode VIII, 2h32
Directed by Rian Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, War, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Oscar Isaac, Benicio del Toro, Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega
Rating71% 3.59913.59913.59913.59913.5991
L'univers de Star Wars est amorcé avec le conflit entre la République galactique et la Confédération des systèmes indépendants, alliance de planètes séparatistes. Cette confédération entraîne des dirigeants de la République dans des affaires ingérables à cause des manigances du Chancelier Suprême Palpatine, chef d'État de la République, qui dit servir la démocratie tout en visant secrètement à établir un empire. Pour rétablir la paix, les Jedi combattent les ennemis de la République, sans savoir que les deux camps sont manipulés par les Seigneurs Sith (Palpatine étant en réalité le Seigneur Sith Dark Sidious). Les Jedi, comme les Sith, sont sensibles à la Force, une capacité d'origine physiologique qui permet à leurs détenteurs d'acquérir certains pouvoirs surnaturels.
Looper
Looper (2012)
, 1h58
Directed by Rian Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about suicide, Time travel films, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Noah Segan, Piper Perabo
Roles Writer
Rating73% 3.696193.696193.696193.696193.69619
In 2044, 25-year-old Joe works for a Kansas City crime syndicate as a "looper." Since technology in the future has made it almost impossible to successfully dispose of murdered bodies, the syndicates use time travel which was invented in 2074 and subsequently outlawed. Managed by a man sent from the future named Abe, loopers kill and dispose of victims sent back in time whose faces are hidden by a bag. They are paid with bars of silver strapped to the target. To prevent connections to the use of illegal time travel, when a looper is retired, his future self is sent back to 2044 as a target for his younger self, but with gold bars as a payment. This event is referred to as "closing the loop" and signals the end of a looper's contract. Failing to close the loop is punishable by execution.
The Brothers Bloom, 1h53
Directed by Rian Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Escroquerie
Actors Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rinko Kikuchi, Maximilian Schell, Robbie Coltrane
Roles Writer
Rating67% 3.3995653.3995653.3995653.3995653.399565
The Brothers Bloom, orphaned at a young age, begin performing confidence tricks as young children; Stephen dreams up elaborate scenarios and his younger brother, Bloom, creates trust with the marks. Stephen creates his first con as a way of encouraging his brother to talk to girls.
Brick
Brick (2005)
, 1h50
Directed by Rian Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Noir, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nora Zehetner, Emilie de Ravin, Noah Fleiss, Matt O'Leary, Richard Roundtree
Rating73% 3.6982353.6982353.6982353.6982353.698235
High school student Brendan Frye lives a lonely existence following his break up with ex-girlfriend Emily Kostich and the betrayal of his friend Jerr to the authorities. One morning, Brendan discovers a note leading him to a pay phone, where he receives a phone call from a terrified Emily. While begging him for help, she mentions a "brick", "poor Frisco", "Tug", and "the Pin", before abruptly and fearfully hanging up. Her fear appears to have been caused by a passing black Ford Mustang, from which a distinctive-looking cigarette was thrown. Upon asking for information from his acquaintance named Brain, Brendan's search for Emily leads him to Kara, an ex-girlfriend of his - which further leads him to a Halloween party attended by a flirtatious Laura and her boyfriend, Brad Bramish.

Editor

Brick
Brick (2005)
, 1h50
Directed by Rian Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Noir, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nora Zehetner, Emilie de Ravin, Noah Fleiss, Matt O'Leary, Richard Roundtree
Roles Editor
Rating73% 3.6982353.6982353.6982353.6982353.698235
High school student Brendan Frye lives a lonely existence following his break up with ex-girlfriend Emily Kostich and the betrayal of his friend Jerr to the authorities. One morning, Brendan discovers a note leading him to a pay phone, where he receives a phone call from a terrified Emily. While begging him for help, she mentions a "brick", "poor Frisco", "Tug", and "the Pin", before abruptly and fearfully hanging up. Her fear appears to have been caused by a passing black Ford Mustang, from which a distinctive-looking cigarette was thrown. Upon asking for information from his acquaintance named Brain, Brendan's search for Emily leads him to Kara, an ex-girlfriend of his - which further leads him to a Halloween party attended by a flirtatious Laura and her boyfriend, Brad Bramish.
May
May (2002)
, 1h33
Directed by Lucky McKee
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Romance, Slasher
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Serial killer films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Angela Bettis, Jeremy Sisto, Anna Faris, James Duval, Kevin Gage, Nichole Hiltz
Roles Editor
Rating66% 3.34913.34913.34913.34913.3491
May Dove Canady is an awkward, lonely young woman, who suffered a troubled childhood due to her lazy eye. She has very few social interactions, her only "true friend" being a glass-encased doll named Suzie made by her mother and given to May for her birthday with the adage "If you can't find a friend, make one." May works at a veterinary hospital, assisting with surgeries. Her optometrist fixes May's lazy eye, first with glasses, then with a special form of contact lens. As May attempts to be more social, she becomes friends with Adam, a local mechanic. She has a fixation on his hands, which she considers to be the most attractive part of him, and they start dating. Meanwhile, May's lesbian colleague Polly begins to flirt with May. One day while feeling especially low, May remarks that Polly has a beautiful neck. They become friends and Polly gives her pet cat Lupe to May, ostensibly because of her "bitch" landlord.