Join us on this week's episode of Angie Martinez IRL as she sits down with Ryan Coogler, the visionary filmmaker behind films like 'Fruitvale Station' ‘Creed’ and 'Black Panther,' for a deep dive into life, success, and powerful lessons learned along the way.
In this episode, Angie and Ryan explore the nuanced concept of competition. Ryan's take on the competition, shaped by his journey from college sports to Hollywood, offers a fresh perspective, and Angie’s take offers coping mechanisms for confronting your competition head-on.
Ryan also shares the profound impact that 'Fruitvale Station' had on him, as it not only catapulted his career but also transformed his approach to storytelling. Ryan shares his initial aspirations with the film, aiming to spark change and the sobering realization that the world doesn't always change as we hope.
The conversation takes an intimate turn as Ryan bravely opens up about recognizing and combating work addiction, emphasizing the importance of building a supportive team. However, the most important person on his team is his childhood sweetheart and now wife, a vital part of his journey. Ryan is no stranger to loss. It’s been a tough few years, including the loss of his dear friend, Chadwick Boseman. Ryan shares firsthand reflections on Chadwick's remarkable impact, describing his intentional and present nature that left an indelible mark and invaluable lessons in grace and presence.
Prepare to be inspired, moved, and enlightened as Ryan Coogler opens up his world in real life, revealing layers of wisdom and vulnerability that make this episode a truly memorable experience.
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