Richard Kelly (II)


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James Richard Kelly better known as Richard Kelly, is an American film director and writer, known for writing and directing the cult classic Donnie Darko in 2001. Kelly was born James Richard Kelly in Newport News, Virginia, the son of Lane and Ennis Kelly. He grew up in Midlothian, Virginia, where he attended Midlothian High School and graduated ... See full bio »

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Donnie Darko Writer
(2001)
(2006)
The Box Writer
(2009)
Domino Writer
(2005)

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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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Other Works:

Wrote "The Donnie Darko Book" See more »

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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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I was literally losing five pounds per week on the set of Donnie Darko (2001). I was turning into this walking skeleton. I was sort of becoming Donnie Darko! I started channeling Donnie and Jake [Jake Gyllenhaal], playing Donnie, started channeling me. So it was sort of a subconscious thing going on between director and actor that I can't even explain. See more »

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Originally wrote the screenplay for the movie Holes (2003) but after it was turned down, they had Louis Sachar do it instead. Kelly's script can be found on his website. See more »

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

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Star Sign:

Aries

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