Rian Craig Johnson (December 17, 1973) is an American filmmaker. He is known for writing and directing the neo-noir film Brick (2005), with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nora Zehetner, Noah Fleiss, Matt O’Leary, Noah Segan, Meagan Good, Emilie de Ravin, Richard Roundtree, Lukas Haas; the comedy-drama The Brothers Bloom (2009), with Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rinko Kikuchi, Maximilian Schell, and Robbie Coltrane; the science-fiction thriller Looper (2012), with Bruce Willis, Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Segan, Piper Perabo, and Jeff Daniels; the space opera Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), with Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, Benicio del Toro, and Frank Oz; and the murder-mystery Knives Out (2019), with Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, and Christopher Plummer; the last of which was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and earned Johnson a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. He also directed three episodes of the television drama series Breaking Bad (2008–2013), for which he received the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Drama Series in 2013.
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