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

Filmography

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 2022 Amsterdam (producer) (post-production)
 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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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 »


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:

Anything you could ever want or be you already have and are. See more »

Trivia:

Directed 7 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Christian Bale (twice), Amy Adams (twice), Melissa Leo, Bradley Cooper (twice), Jennifer Lawrence (three times), Robert De Niro, and Jacki Weaver. Bale and Leo won Oscars for their performances in The Fighter (2010); Lawrence won for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook (2012). See more »

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Star Sign:

Leo

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