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It’s with sadness that we report that David R. Ellis has died, aged 60. Best known for directing the likes of Snakes On A Plane and Final Destination 2, Ellis had a varied career that included acting and stuntwork. Born in California in 1952, Ellis began got his first credit as an actor on Kurt Russell Disney flick, The Strongest Man In The World in 1975. He also scored a small role in Rocky III. After dabbling in surfing, Ellis made a name for himself as a stuntman, and went on to perform or coordinate stunts in Scarface, Smokey And...

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