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David O. Russell

David O. Russell was born on August 20, 1958 in New York City, New York, USA as David Owen Russell. He is a producer and director, known for Silver Linings Playbook (2012), American Hustle (2013) and Joy (2015). He was previously married to Janet Grillo. See full bio »

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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 43 wins & 95 nominations. See more awards »

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Silver Linings Playbook
American Hustle
American Hustle Director
Joy Producer
Three Kings
Three Kings Director


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 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)
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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


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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[on the acting atmosphere on his sets] It's like doing drugs. [Christian Bale has] described it like a waking dream. That's why I don't like to call 'cut.' Because once we get going, it's like you're in a dream. Or Jennifer has described it as like being high. And I don't want to interrupt that. Something is happening where everybody is over in that other world. [2014] See more »


Did uncredited rewrites on the script for Meet the Fockers (2004). See more »


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