Agence France-PresseMay 19, 2013 12:16
You may not have seen any of his stuff, but movie insiders predict you soon will.
And good parents, American football and mentoring by Hollywood star Forest Whitaker are what gave him his chance.
Aged just 26, from a modest background, African-American director Ryan Coogler is being tipped at the Cannes Film Festival as a dazzling new talent.
His first feature movie, "Fruitvale Station", featuring in Cannes' "Un Certain Regard" competition, touches on a tragic true-life story that occurred in his native San Francisco.