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David O. Russell


David Owen Russell is an American film writer, director, and producer, known for a cinema of intense, tragi-comedic characters whose love of life can surpass dark circumstances faced in very specific worlds. His films address such themes as mental illness as stigma or hope; invention of self and survival; the family home as nexus of love, hate, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 42 wins & 96 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

American Hustle
(2013)
Joy
Joy Producer
(2015)
Three Kings
Three Kings Writer
(1999)

Filmography

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 2017-2018 Untitled David O. Russell Project (TV Series) (executive producer - 16 episodes) (announced)
- Episode #2.8 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.7 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.6 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.5 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.4 (2018) ... (executive producer)
 2015/I Joy (producer)
  Outer Space Astronauts (TV Series) (executive producer - 5 episodes, 2009) (producer - 4 episodes, 2009)
- One Year Ago (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Vast Emptiness (2009) ... (executive producer) / (producer)
- Of Cannibals and Cuddlepuffs (2009) ... (executive producer) / (producer)
- Undies (2009) ... (executive producer) / (producer)
- Diplomatic Hat (2009) ... (executive producer) / (producer)
 2004 Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (Video) (executive producer)
 2004 Soldiers Pay (Documentary short) (producer)
 2004 I Heart Huckabees (producer)
 2004 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (executive producer)
 2002 The Slaughter Rule (producer)
 1994 Spanking the Monkey (executive producer)
 1989 Hairway to the Stars (Short) (producer)
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Show Show Thanks (16 credits)
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Other Works:

Performed uncredited rewrites of the scripts to Stuart Little (1999), Meet the Fockers (2004), and has also written a draft of the adaptation "Henry's List of Wrongs", which has since been scrapped by the studio.

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3 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Stephen Greene | David O'Russell | D. Russell | David Russell

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on how he made Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence win Oscars] I would never say that I made these guys win anything. I would say that it was my privilege to aspire and to create a predicament that is twisted and human and allows them to have roles that will show as much behavior and emotion as possible. That's my goal. I want to deliver that to them. It's my job. To create a role that is vast ... See more »

Trivia:

Honored at Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art in April 2002 by guests such as Lily Tomlin, Mark Wahlberg and Sandra Bernhard. Ironic site for tribute, since Russell once served as a waiter at parties there, to the likes of Martin Scorsese. See more »

Trademark:

Handheld camera movement See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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