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John Ridley
John Ridley

John Ridley is an American film director, actor, inventor and writer. Image File history File links Johnridley. ... Image File history File links Johnridley. ...


Ridley got his start as a stand-up comedian. He eventually was hired as a writer for sitcoms such as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Martin. He began to concentrate on writing and wrote his first novel Stray Dogs which became the basis the 1997 film U-Turn, directed by Oliver Stone. Ridley also provided the original script for the film Three Kings, starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg and Ice Cube. But his script was changed so much by director David O. Russell that he only received a credit for the original story. He also tried his hand at directing with the film Cold Around the Heart. Richard Pryor hits the money line A stand-up comedian or stand-up comic is someone that performs in comedy clubs, usually reciting a fast paced succession of amusing stories, short jokes and one-liners, typically called a monologue. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was a popular American sitcom television series that aired on NBC from September 10, 1990 to May 20, 1996. ... Martin was an American television sitcom produced by HBO Independent Productions (a subsidiary of HBO) that aired for five seasons from August 27,1992 to May 1, 1997 on FOX. The show starred comedian Martin Lawrence and Tisha Campbell. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1997. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with U-Turn. ... William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946), known simply as Oliver Stone, is a three-time Academy Award-winning American film director and screenwriter. ... Three Kings is a 1999 American film directed and written by David O. Russell from a story by John Ridley about a gold heist. ... George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an Academy Award- and two-time Golden Globe winning American actor, director, producer and screenwriter, known for his role in the first five seasons of the long-running television drama ER (1994–99), and his rise as an A-List movie star... Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg (born June 5, 1971 in Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor and television producer, formerly known as rapper Marky Mark. ... Ice Cube (born OShea Jackson on June 15, 1969 in South Central, Los Angeles, California) is a rapper, actor and film director. ... David O. Russell David Owen Russell (born 20 August 1958 in New York) is an American film director and screenwriter. ...


He is one of the creators of Urban Entertainment, showcasing short films and animation from minority filmmakers, including his own works: the animated cartoons Undercover Brother (the basis for the film starring comedian Eddie Griffin) and Those Who Walk in Darkness, featuring the voice of rapper Lil' Kim — which itself was the basis of a novel of the same name written by Ridley. Undercover Brother is a 2002 comedy starring Eddie Griffin and directed by Malcolm D. Lee (cousin of Spike Lee). ... Eddie Griffin (middle) on a poster of Undercover Brother Eddie Griffin (born July 15, 1968 in Kansas City, Missouri), is an American comedian. ... Those Who Walk In Darkness is a book by John Ridley, published in May 2003. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


He hosted the short-lived Movie Club With John Ridley on American Movie Classics and has written The Authority and The American Way for DC Comics. He has recently become a regular guest commentator on American Public Media's Weekend America in a segment called "Good News, Bad News, No News" which reviews the week's news. He co-produced the film Bobby. He wrote the play Ten Thousand Years about kamikaze pilots in World War II. On the weekend of August 19, 2006, John co-hosted the syndicated program Ebert & Roeper while film critic Roger Ebert was on medical leave. AMC was originally a basic cable channel that aired classic movies, largely pre-1950s, in a commercial-free, generally unedited format. ... The Authority is a superhero comic book published by DC Comics under the Wildstorm imprint. ... The American Way refers to an American nationalist ethos which purports to adhere to principles of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. ... DC Comics is one of the largest American companies in comic book and related media publishing. ... American Public Media logo American Public Media is the brand under which Minnesota Public Radio distributes public radio programming outside of the state of Minnesota. ... Weekend America is a weekly public radio program dealing with news, popular culture, the arts and more. ... Bobby is a Golden Globe Award-nominated drama film written and directed by Emilio Estevez. ... It has been suggested that Personnel involved in the development of World War II suicide attacks be merged into this article or section. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Ebert & Roeper promotional image Ebert & Roeper (formerly Siskel & Ebert) is a popular movie-reviewing television program starring film critics Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper, both of the Chicago Sun-Times. ... Roger Joseph Ebert (born June 18, 1942) is a Pulitzer Prize winning American film critic. ...

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Fiction novels

Stray Dogs is the second album released by the norwegian singer/songwriter Thomas Dybdahl. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The Drift is a Scott Walker album—his first since 1995s Tilt—due to be released worldwide on 4AD in May 2006. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Those Who Walk In Darkness is a book by John Ridley, published in May 2003. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

Graphic Novels

  • The Authority: Human on the Inside with artist Ben Oliver (2004)
  • The American Way with artist Georges Jeanty (2006)

2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

Screenplays

It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with U Turn. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Three Kings is a 1999 American film directed and written by David O. Russell from a story by John Ridley about a gold heist. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Undercover Brother is a 2002 comedy starring Eddie Griffin and directed by Malcolm D. Lee (cousin of Spike Lee). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Positively Fifth Street is a memoir by New York-based author James McManus set during the 2000 World Series of Poker. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... The Night Watchman is a movie scheduled for release in 2006 starring Keanu Reeves. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Teleplays

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was a popular American sitcom television series that aired on NBC from September 10, 1990 to May 20, 1996. ... Martin was an American television sitcom produced by HBO Independent Productions (a subsidiary of HBO) that aired for five seasons from August 27,1992 to May 1, 1997 on FOX. The show starred comedian Martin Lawrence and Tisha Campbell. ... The John Larroquette Show is a situation comedy that ran on the NBC network from 1993 - 1996. ... Promotional image for Team Knight Rider. ... Static Shock is an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Third Watch is an NBC television drama set in New York City that ran from 1999 to 2005. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... cmh 05:21, 11 April 2006 (UTC) Category: ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Justice League was an American animated television series about a team of superheroes which ran from 2001 to 2004 on Cartoon Network. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Magazine Articles

  • The Manifesto of Ascendancy for the Modern American Nigger in Esquire Magazine, December 2006, Volume 146, Issue 6

References

  • Interview with UGO.com

External links


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Ridley also provided the original story for the film Three Kings, starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg and Ice Cube.
John's fresh perspective and experience as a screenwriter was considered a welcome addition by many of the show's viewers.
John suggested the out-of-print Criterion Collection DVD of Sid and Nancy (1986) to the show's viewers as his "Thumbs Up Video" selection.
Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Obituaries / John Ridley, 66; led school division at Houghton Mifflin (546 words)
John True Ridley wanted textbooks to be colorful and engaging, so for nearly four decades he helped to develop and publish them as a publisher at Houghton Mifflin Co.
Ridley was an editor who had an eye for detail and loved the challenge of marketing books he helped create.
Ridley was known to lug Albert, a life-size stuffed bear that was part of the company's presentation, through airports when shipping was not an option.
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