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John Ridley

American writer and director

1965 or 1964   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: New York University
occupation: film director, screenwriter, novelist, writer, science fiction writer, executive producer
award received: Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay

John Ridley IV (born October 1, 1965) is an American screenwriter, television director, novelist, and showrunner, known for 12 Years a Slave, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. He is also the creator and showrunner of the critically acclaimed anthology series American Crime. His most recent work is the documentary film Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982–1992.
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The American Way: Those Above and Below

2017 American comic book series and graphic novel

author: John Ridley

Stray Dogs

1997 novel written by John Ridley

author: John Ridley


The American Way

2007 American comic book series and graphic novel

author: Georges Jeanty, John Ridley
illustrator: Georges Jeanty

Those Who Walk in Darkness

book by John Ridley

author: John Ridley


What Fire Cannot Burn

author: John Ridley

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