Rian Johnson was born in Maryland and at a young age, he moved to San Clemente, California, where he was raised. After graduating from high school, he went on to attend the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. His first feature film Brick (2005) was released in 2005 and was the metaphorical building block that launched his career. He is a director, writer and musician, amongst other areas of expertise. His second feature, The Brothers Bloom (2008), proved his ability to tell an exciting story with A-list actors, and the visionary _Looper_ (2012)_ cemented him as a modern science fiction icon. Amongst his highest-rated work are three episodes of the critically-acclaimed _”Breaking Bad” (2010)_. His filmography made him a strong candidate to write and direct Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), the penultimate episode of the main ‘Star Wars’ series.