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Richard Kelly (II)

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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I did a grad film but that ended up hurting me more than it helped. My grad film was this over the top, gonzo, completely absurd sci-fi thing with non- professional actors. When you have actors in their fifties who are still doing student films, you're not going to get top-of-the-line. It was a thing with a teleportation chamber, with a mad scientist and it was completely absurd. It cost $60,000,... See more »


Is good friends with film director Kevin Smith. He was a judge for Smith's short film contest Movies Askew when the twelve finalists were screened in Hollywood in 2006. See more »


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



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