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Richard Kelly was born on March 28, 1975 in Newport News, Virginia, USA as James Richard Kelly. He is a writer and producer, known for Donnie Darko (2001), The Box (2009) and Domino (2005). See full bio »

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 2009/I The Box (screenplay)
 2009 S. Darko (characters)
 2006 Southland Tales (written by)
 2005 Domino (screenplay) / (story)
 2001 Donnie Darko (written by)
 1997 Visceral Matter (written by)
 1996 The Goodbye Place (Short) (written by)
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Wrote "The Donnie Darko Book"

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5' 10" (1.78 m)

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"I was literally losing five pounds per week on the set of Donnie Darko (2001). I was turning into this walking skeleton. I was sort of becoming "Donnie Darko"! I started channeling Donnie and Jake [Gyllenhaal], playing Donnie, started channeling me. So it was sort of a subconscious thing going on between director and actor that I can't even explain". See more »


He was originally offered the chance to direct Valentine (2001), but turned the offer down. See more »


Frequently casts Beth Grant, Holmes Osborne, and Lisa K. Wyatt



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I don't care what anyone says... intoxpeices
I hope he gets out of this slump he's in Kevin_mon
One hit wonder of the film industry? renegade626
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Does anyone know where I can find RK version of Holes? tezzx
Thank you Richard. bumbl3bee
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