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John Ridley (born 1965) is an American film director, actor, and writer.

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.

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 Undercover Brother 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. Additionally, Ridley developed Tim Story's 2002 motion picture Barbershop into the short-lived 2005 Showtime comedy The Series.

Ridley was the original co-host on the MSNBC daily morning show Morning Joe upon its premiere in 2007, and was an occasional guest on the network's cancelled nightly program Scarborough Country. 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. On August 28, 2007, it was announced that George Lucas hired him to pen the script for his upcoming World War II film Red Tails. Currently (December, 2009) Ridley is head writer and co-executive producer of The Wanda Sykes Show.

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Total Books: 53
Essentials of Clinical Laboratory Science
2010 - Essentials of Clinical Laboratory Science [Essentials Of... Cengage Learning] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781435448148
ISBN-10: 1435448146
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The American Way
2007 - The American Way (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781401212568
ISBN-10: 1401212565
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Substores
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What Fire Cannot Burn
2006 - What Fire Cannot Burn [Soledad O'Roark, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780446612036
ISBN-10: 0446612030
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 21

Safety with Machinery Second Edition
2005 - Safety with Machinery Second Edition (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780750667807
ISBN-10: 075066780X
Genres: Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
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Authority The Human on the Inside
2005 - Authority the Human on the Inside [Authority] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781401200695
ISBN-10: 1401200699
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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The Authority Human on the Inside
2005 - The Authority Human on the Inside (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781840239263
ISBN-10: 1840239263
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Those Who Walk in Darkness
2005 - Those Who Walk in Darkness (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780446612029
ISBN-10: 0446612022
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Introduction to Health Care for the Allied Health Student
2005 - Introduction to Health Care for the Allied Health Student (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780759352100
ISBN-10: 0759352100
Genres: Business & Money, Medical Books
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Mitsubishi FX Programmable Logic Controllers Second Edition Applications and Programming
Health and Safety in Brief
2004 - Health and Safety in Brief (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780750662116
ISBN-10: 0750662115
Genre: Science & Math
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Love Is a Racket
2003 - Love Is a Racket (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780345421463
ISBN-10: 0345421469
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Stray Dogs
2003 - Stray Dogs (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780345413468
ISBN-10: 0345413466
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 2

The Drift
2003 - The Drift (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780345443489
ISBN-10: 0345443489
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 2

Safety at Work
2003 - Safety at Work (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780750654937
ISBN-10: 0750654937
Genre: Science & Math
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A Conversation with the Mann
2003 - A Conversation with the Mann (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780446690751
ISBN-10: 0446690759
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 2

The Drift
2002 - The Drift (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780375411823
ISBN-10: 0375411828
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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A Conversation with the Mann A Novel
2002 - A Conversation with the Mann a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780446528368
ISBN-10: 0446528366
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 2

Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers  The Mitsubishi FX
Everybody Smokes In Hell
2000 - Everybody Smokes in Hell (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780345421470
ISBN-10: 0345421477
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Love Is a Racket
1999 - Love Is a Racket (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780345434098
ISBN-10: 0345434099
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Everybody Smokes in Hell
1999 - Everybody Smokes in Hell (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780375401435
ISBN-10: 0375401431
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.
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1999 - Workplace Safety for Occupational Health and Safety [Safety at Work Series, V. 4] (Paperback)
1999 - Risk Management for Occupational Health and Safety [Safety at Work Series, V. 2] (Paperback)
1999 - Safety Law for Occupational Health and Safety [Safety at Work Series, V. 1] (Paperback)
U-turn the Shooting Script [The Shooting Script Series] (Paperback)Paperback
Mala Racha [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)