32 Facts About Rian Johnson

1. Rian Johnson directed episodes of the tv screen series Breaking Poor from 2010 to 2013 and gained a Directors Guild of America Award for Excellent Directing—Drama Series.

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2. Rian Johnson is one of the low key players in Hollywood, not divulging the details of his personal life to the media, but he is known to be in a band called, The Preserves where he sings and plays the banjo with his cousin, Nathan Johnson.

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3. Rian Johnson is notable for directing three episodes of the AMC crime drama television series Breaking Bad: "Fly", "Fifty-One" and "Ozymandias".

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4. Rian Johnson was part of the first South African team to successfully attach a satellite transmitters to a great white shark on 24 July 2001.

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5. On November 9, 2017, it was confirmed that Rian Johnson will create a new Star Wars trilogy to be set in a different corner of the Star Wars universe, the first film of which he is to write and direct.

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6. On March 12, 2015, Rian Johnson confirmed that he would write and direct Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which began filming in September 2015 with a scheduled release date of December 15, 2017.

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7. Rian Johnson is the writer and director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the eighth film in the Star Wars saga and the second in the sequel trilogy.

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8. In 2014, it was announced that Rian Johnson had signed to direct the eighth film in the rebooted "Star Wars" franchise, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi".

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9. Rian Johnson returned to features with his third film, "Looper", a mind-bending sci-fi action thriller about a corporate assassin (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) in the year 2047 who finds himself forced to take out his future self (Bruce Willis) after he escapes through time from 30 years in the future.

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10. Rian Johnson was born in Maryland and at a young age, he moved to San Clemente, California, where he was raised.

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11. Rian Johnson has made a few movies since he broke into Hollywood, with Star Wars: The Last Jedi being his only blockbuster movie so far.

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12. Rian Johnson has worked in television, most notably directing episodes of Breaking Bad, and by 2014, he was in the news as one of the filmmakers attached to new features based on the Star Wars series of films.

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13. Rian Johnson is the writer and director of the Joseph Gordon-Levitt films Brick and Looper.

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14. Rian Johnson acknowledged the great responsibility handed down to him by Disney and Lucasfilm on his Twitter.

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15. Rian Johnson is quite active on social networking sites like Instagram.

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16. Rian Johnson has worked in a short film 'Evil Demon Golfball from Hell' before his debut as a director.

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17. Rian Johnson is a 43 years old American producer, director, writer and voice over actor.

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18. Rian Johnson is an American filmmaker and television director who wrote and directed the films Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and he directed 3 episodes of Breaking Bad.

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19. Rian Johnson is a 42-year-old native of Soest, Netherlands, whose Air Force family took him to Arkansas, Louisiana, England and Lubbock, where he graduated from Monterey High School.

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20. Rian Johnson has been a pastor for more than 20 years and moved to Odessa from the Fort Worth area.

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21. Aside from filmmaking, Rian Johnson is a folk singer and banjo player.

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22. Rian Johnson penned the script and will work with longtime producing partner Ram Bergman.

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23. On November 9, 2017, it was announced that Rian Johnson was writing a new trilogy of Star Wars films, separate from the main story arc of previous films in the franchise, and would direct the first installment of his trilogy.

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24. On June 20, 2014, news broke that Rian Johnson would write and direct the eighth installment in the Star Wars film series.

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25. In March 2010, Rian Johnson announced on his website that he was directing an episode of the TV series Breaking Bad for its third season.

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26. Rian Johnson directed a live performance film of the Mountain Goats' 2009 album The Life of the World to Come.

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27. Rian Johnson directed the video for the Mountain Goats' song "Woke Up New" in 2006.

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28. Rian Johnson has often said that he looked to the novels of Dashiell Hammett as inspiration for the film's unique use of language.

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29. Rian Johnson is best known for writing and directing the neo-noir mystery film Brick, the comedy-drama film The Brothers Bloom (2008), the science fiction thriller film Looper (2012), and space opera film Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017).

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30. Rian Johnson will write and direct, as well as produce with Ram Bergman.

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31. Rian Johnson has officially kicked off production on his latest movie, Knives Out.

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32. Rian Johnson posts pic announcing shooting has begun on Knives Out.

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