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Richard Kelly (II)


James Richard Kelly better known as Richard Kelly, is an American film director and writer, known for writing and directing the cult classic Donnie Darko in 2001. Kelly was born James Richard Kelly in Newport News, Virginia, the son of Lane and Ennis Kelly. He grew up in Midlothian, Virginia, where he attended Midlothian High School and graduated ... See full bio »

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Known For

Donnie Darko
Donnie Darko Writer
(2001)
The Box
The Box Writer
(2009)
Domino
Domino Writer
(2005)
Southland Tales
(2006)

Filmography

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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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Other Works:

Wrote "The Donnie Darko Book"

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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his Cannes experience with Southland Tales (2006)] Everyone's your best friend when you get into competition at Cannes. But then the movie is widely ridiculed, and all of a sudden, your phone stops ringing. See more »

Trivia:

Two of his favorite films are Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and The Road Warrior (1981). He has posters for them in his house. See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

RK

Star Sign:

Aries

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