John Ridley

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John Ridley (* 1965 in Milwaukee , Wisconsin ) is an American author, screenwriter, producer, director and Oscar winner .


He made his debut as a screenwriter in 1993 for an American television series. This was followed by scripts for TV productions such as The Prince of Bel Air .

In 1997 he made his debut as a director with the thriller The Hunt . The film U-Turn, directed by Oliver Stone that same year , is based on his debut novel Stray Dogs. Ridley also wrote the script.

He then continued to work as a screenwriter for television and wrote a.o. a. the script for six episodes of the Third Watch series .

Directed in 1999 by David O. Russell , the anti-war film Three Kings is based on a screenplay by Ridley.

In 2006 Ridley was involved as a producer on the film Bobby .

In the 2015 aired first season of the ABC television series American Crime , Ridley worked as a director, producer and screenwriter.

Awards (selection)

For his screenplay for 12 Years a Slave Ridley was at the Oscar ceremony in 2014 with the Oscar in the category Best Adapted Screenplay excellent. In 2013 he received the Kansas City Film Critics Circle 's award in the Best Adapted Screenplay category , and in 2014 he received the Online Film Critics Society Award , an NAACP Image Award and the Critics' Choice Movie Award .

Filmography (selection)

As a screenwriter

As a director

  • 1997: The Hunt
  • 2013: All Is by My Side
  • 2015: American Crime (TV series, 3 episodes)
  • 2019: Godfather of Harlem (TV series, episode 1x01)

As a producer

  • 1999: Three Kings - It's nice to be king (Three Kings)
  • 2006: Bobby
  • 2013: An Eye for an Eye (Out of the Furnace)
  • 2015–2017: American Crime (TV series)

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