David O. Russell


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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 45 wins & 95 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

American Hustle Director
(2013)
Three Kings Director
(1999)
(2012)
The Fighter Director
(2010)

Filmography

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 2022 Amsterdam (producer) (completed)
 2015/I Joy (producer - produced by)
  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 (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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Personal Details

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.

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

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

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)

Spouse:

Janet Grillo  (divorced)  (1 child)


Parents:

Bernard Russell | Maria Russell

Relatives:

Matthew Muzio (cousin)
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Personal Quote:

I watch films incessantly. I like watching films - they're like music to me. I love it. They make me happy. They make me want to live. They make me want to get out of bed. It's like great music. [2015] See more »

Trivia:

Father of actor Matthew Antonio Grillo Russell with producer/actress Janet Grillo. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently uses the Led Zepplin song "Good Times Bad Times" in his films. See more »

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