Rian Craig Johnson (born December 17, 1973) is an American filmmaker and television director.
Johnson is best known for writing and directing the mystery film Brick (2005); 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).
He is also notable for directing three episodes of the AMC crime drama television series Breaking Bad: “Fifty-One” and “Ozymandias”. Both “Fifty-One” and “Ozymandias” have received universal praise; and considered to be among the series best episodes. For his work on “Fifty-One”, Rian Johnson won the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Drama Series in 2013.