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'''John Ridley IV''' is an American screenwriter, film director, novelist, and television showrunner.

Ridley is perhaps best known for writing ''Film/TwelveYearsASlave'', which earned him an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Adapted Screenplay. He's also the creator of Creator/{{ABC}}'s {{anthology}} series ''Series/AmericanCrime''.

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!! Selected filmography:
!!! '''As writer:'''
* ''Film/UTurn'' (1997)
* ''Film/ThreeKings'' (1999) [[note]]story credit[[/note]]
* ''Film/UndercoverBrother'' (2002)
* ''Film/RedTails'' (2012)
* ''Film/TwelveYearsASlave'' (2012) [[note]]for which he won an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Adapted Screenplay[[/note]]
* ''Film/BenHur'' (2016)
!!! '''As writer, director, and creator:'''
* ''Series/AmericanCrime'' (2015 -- present)
* Untitled Creator/{{Marvel}} [=/=] Creator/{{ABC}} television series (TBD)
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