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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 Three Kings (1999). He was previously married to Janet Grillo. See full bio »

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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 40 wins & 89 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Alternate Names:

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


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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I personally have had two phases of my filmmaking career. I was here [Berlinale] with Three Kings (1999) in 1999 and then I decided 'let's make a metaphysical film.' Which did okay. It didn't succeed like I wanted it to. And then I met Darren Aronofsky after he made The Wrestler (2008). I said 'what happened, you're doing so good.' He said 'I got my head out of my ass.' And that can happen to ... See more »


His father was of Russian Jewish descent and his mother was of Italian ancestry. See more »


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