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To say that John Ridley has built his career on his own terms is an understatement. His earliest work in Hollywood included writing episodes of Martin and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and he scored a major coup when Oliver Stone chose to adapt his novel Stray Dogs into the 1997 feature U Turn, which Ridley also wrote.

What should have been another major success followed. Ridley’s screenplay for the film that became Three Kings was purchased by Warner Brothers, who turned the project over to David O. Russell--but Russell rewrote the script extensively, without Ridley’s input, and Ridley fought the studio to earn a...

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