You may not have seen any of his stuff, but movie insiders predict you soon will.
US actress Melonie Diaz (L) and director Ryan Coogler (C) arrive on May 16, 2013 for the screening of their film "Fruitvale Station" at the Cannes Film Festival. Aged just 26, from a modest background, Coogler is being tipped at the festival as a dazzling new talent.
And good parents, American football and mentoring by Hollywood star Forest Whitaker are what gave him his chance.
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