David Leslie Johnson

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David Leslie Johnson is an American screenwriter of cinema and television.

Life[edit]

He began writing plays in the second grade and wrote his first screenplay at age nineteen. Johnson attended Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Photography and Cinema. He began his career as a production assistant on Frank Darabont's The Shawshank Redemption, which was filmed on location in Johnson's hometown of Mansfield, Ohio, at the historic Mansfield Reformatory, where Johnson's great-grandfather had been a prison guard. Johnson spent the next five years as Darabont's assistant, using the opportunity to hone his craft as a screenwriter. Johnson lives in Burbank, California with his son, Samuel.

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Trivia[edit]

In 2011, David was given the honorary title: "Australian God of Cinema" after the strong Aussie opening of the film, Red Riding Hood.[2]

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