Rian Johnson Wiki: Net Worth, Star Wars & Facts To Know

Rian Johnson is one of the highest paid directors in the world. Read on further to know more about his net worth, Star Wars and some other interesting facts.

The director, Rian Johnson

Rian Johnson is a 43 years old American producer, director, writer and voice over actor. He shot to fame after directing films like ‘Brothers ‘ in the year 2008 and ‘Looper’ in the year 2012. The well-known director started his career in movies soon after he completed his education. He has gained a huge popularity through his films and has also managed to earn a lot of money. He has earned a huge chunk of cash from his movies which add up to his net worth.

The net worth of Rian Johnson

The net worth of Rian Johnson is quite big when compared to the number of years he has been in the industry. He is quite a well-reputed director and his reputation and popularity has helped him earn a good fortune. It is however tough right now to estimate his exact net worth right now, but buzz is that he has a net worth of around 5 million dollars. Some people do not believe in this figure as it is a well-known fact that Rian Johnson is one of the highest paid directors in the world today. His successful films like Looper released in the year 2012 and had an estimated collection of $176.5 million at the box office. Going according to the box office reports, Rian Johnson’s net worth is definitely much more than $5 million. He is a very well-established director but he keeps a very low profile. He must definitely have a huge house of his own and a few branded cars as his assets.

Some other interesting facts

Rian Johnson has worked in a short film ‘Evil Demon Golfball from Hell’ before his debut as a director. This short film was released in the year 1996 and was both written and directed by Rian Johnson. He later worked as an editor in the movie ‘May’ released in the year 2002. The 2005 film ‘Brick’ was Rian Johnson’s debut movie. He worked as an editor, director and writer in this film. After the movie ‘Brick’, Johnson has worked in a number of movies that won him enough accolades and recognition as a director in the American Film Industry. He has recently written and directed the movie ‘Star Wars:Episode VIII’. Rian Johnson has also shown his skills on TV. He first showed his directorial skills in the Terriers’ episode, ‘Manifest Destiny’ and soon after he worked in some episodes of ‘Breaking Bad’. ‘Breaking Bad’ was aired from 2010 to 2013. He worked as a voice over artist in some episodes of the famous series ‘BoJack Horseman’. His latest fantasy and science fiction film ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ has an initial release on 13th December, 2017. It is one of his most anticipated films. When it comes to Star War movies there is Rian Johnson on one side and other directors on the other side. The movie ‘Star Wars : The Last Jedi’ has been given to Rian Johnson because Disney has a lot of confidence in him. Disney announced in November, 2017 that Johnson would be writing and directing the first film out of the three in the new Star Wars Trilogy. Right now, Johnson does not have any idea what these films will be about. The Star Wars: The Last Jedi is clearly eagerly awaited by the director and the masses alike. In a recent disturbance in the film industry, director Colin Trevorrow was fired from Star Wars: Episode IX. A director so big as Colin Trevorrow was out of the film which only proved that no director is bigger than the franchise.

Rian Johnson awards

Rian Johnson has been nominated for a number of awards during his career. He has also managed win several of them. His debut film ‘Brick’ won him a number of awards. The script for ‘Brick’ got over in 1997, which was a year after he finished graduating from the University of Southern California’s film school. For the fim ‘Brick’, he won the Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Originality of Vision. He won the BIFA Award for Best Foreign Independent Film and the Chicago Film Association Award for Most Promising Director. He also won a few other awards for his film ‘Brick’. Recently, Rian Johnson won the Directors Guild of America Award for outstanding Directing – Drama series for the famous series ‘Breaking Bad’ especially for the 51st episode.

Personal life

Apart from filmmaking, Johnson is a reputed folk singer and a banjo player. Some of his songs can be found on his website. He is the brother of the music producer Aaron Johnson. Johnson’s cousin, Nathan Johnson composed the score for the films ‘Brick’, ‘ The Brothers Bloom’ and ‘Looper’. The famous folk duo ‘The Preserves’ was made by Johnson and Nathan together. His other cousins, Zachary and Marke Johnson have done the design and illustration work for Johnson’s films. He has been in a relationship with film writer Karina Longworth since 2011. Rian Johnson is quite active on social networking sites like Instagram. He has more than 112.5K followers on his Instagram page.