Rian Johnson

Rian Johnson

Highest Rated: 97% Knives Out (2019)

Lowest Rated: 68% The Brothers Bloom (2008)

Birthday: Dec 17, 1973

Birthplace: Maryland, USA

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. That promise was fulfilled when Johnson was announced as the writer and director of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" (2017).

Highest rated movies

Out of Print




97% 92% Knives Out Director,
$165.4M 2019
91% 42% Star Wars: The Last Jedi Director,
$620.2M 2017
No Score Yet 14% Opening Night Fan Event Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Director,
- 2017
80% 53% Out of Print Unknown (Character) - 2014
93% 82% Looper Director,
$66.3M 2012
68% 64% The Brothers Bloom Director,
$3.5M 2008
80% 86% Brick Director,
Film Editor
$2.1M 2005
69% 75% May Film Editor $145.5K 2002


No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daily Blast Live Guest 2019
85% 77% Das Boot Screenplay (Character),
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2017
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2017
96% 97% Breaking Bad Director 2010 2012-2013