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Rian Craig Johnson (born December 17, 1973) is an American filmmaker and television director who wrote and directed the films Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Looper, Brick, and The Brothers Bloom.
He is also notable for directing three episodes of the AMC crime drama television series Breaking Bad: ½Fly½, ½Fifty-One½ and ½Ozymandias½.
Both ½Fifty-One½ and ½Ozymandias½ have received universal praise, and are considered to be among the series’ best episodes.
For his work on ½Fifty-One½, Johnson won the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Drama Series in 2013. ½Ozymandias½ is generally considered by critics to be one of the greatest episodes of dramatic television ever produced.