Ryan Kyle Coogler (born May 23, 1986) is an American film director, screenwriter and producer.
He is famous for his meteoric rise to Hollywoodian prominence with only three (much praised) films in five years, Fruitvale Station, the Rocky spinoff Creed and the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Black Panther, and for his casting of Michael B. Jordan in all of them.
Filmography as director:
- Black Panther
- Black Panther II
- Soul (2020, Special Thanks)
- Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021, writer and producer)
- Judas and the Black Messiah (2021, producer)
Tropes in his works:
- The Ace: The sheer speed of his rise to one of Hollywoods top directors is quite reminiscent of Steven Spielberg in the 70s.
- Signature Style: Tends to make films about rough black culture.
- Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: His films are somewhere in the middle, perhaps leading a tad towards the idealistic end. He makes films about combining the gritty reality of life with the love and humanity of people as well.