David O. Russell

Film Producer / Film Director / Screenwriter / Writer | * 08/20/1958 (61) | New York City, New York, USA
David Owen Russell (born August 20, 1958) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. His early directing career includes the comedy films Spanking the Monkey (1994), Flirting with Disaster (1996), Three Kings (1999), and I ♥ Huckabees (2004). Three of Russell's more recent films – the biographical sports drama The Fighter (2010), the romantic comedy-drama Silver Linings Playbook (2012), and the comedy-drama crime film American Hustle (2013) – were commercially successful and acclaimed by critics, having earned Russell three Academy Award nominations for Best Director, as well as a Best Adapted Screenplay nomination for ()
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American film director and screenwriter David Owen Russell has been praised for the loose, comic energy that characterizes his work, and is notorious for his explosive confrontations with cast members. He has won 2 Independent Spirit Awards for writing and directing as well as the Audience Award at Sundance, and a Writers Guild of America Award. Russell was awarded Best First Screenplay and Best First Feature from the Independent Spirit Awards for his first work, the independent dark comedy “Spanking the Monkey” (1994).  In addition, David’s first work also won him the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival. Most recently, The Fighter (2010) received seven Academy Award nominations which was Russell’s first work after a six-year hiatus.  .

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Documentaries

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Awards & Nominations for David O. Russell

3x Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay

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Movies with David O. Russell as Actor(4)

as himself2019 Hal
as Interviewee2007 Students of The Graduate
as himself1998 Divine Trash

Movies with David O. Russell as Crew(31)

Writing/Screenplay2020 Untitled David O. Russell Film
Directing/Director2020 Untitled David O. Russell Film
Production/Producer2020 Untitled David O. Russell Film
Production/Producer2019 Not Fade Away
Writing/Adaptation2019 Sammy's Hill
Directing/Director2016 Past Forward
Writing/Writer2016 Past Forward
Directing/Director2015 Accidental Love
Directing/Director2015 Joy
Writing/Screenplay2015 Joy
Writing/Story2015 Joy
Production/Producer2015 Joy
Directing/Director2013 American Hustle
Writing/Writer2013 American Hustle
Directing/Director2012 Silver Linings Playbook
Writing/Screenplay2012 Silver Linings Playbook
Directing/Director2010 The Fighter
Directing/Director2004 Soldiers Pay
Production/Producer2004 Soldiers Pay
Production/Executive Producer2004 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Directing/Director2004 I ♥ Huckabees
Writing/Screenplay2004 I ♥ Huckabees
Production/Producer2004 I ♥ Huckabees
Production/Executive Producer2004 Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie
Directing/Director1999 Three Kings
Writing/Screenplay1999 Three Kings
Directing/Director1996 Flirting with Disaster
Writing/Writer1996 Flirting with Disaster
Directing/Director1994 Spanking the Monkey
Writing/Writer1994 Spanking the Monkey

Full Name: David Russell
Born: Wednesday, 08/20 1958 (August) in Manhattan (current age: 61 years + 183 days)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Amherst College
Spouses (current/former): Janet Grillo
Children: Matthew Antonio Grillo Russell
Other names for David O. Russell (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Stephen Greene"
David O. Russell frequently works together with these people:
Adam McKay (6x, Crew)
Mary Vernieu (6x, Crew)
Bradley Cooper (5x, Actor)
Judd Apatow (5x, Crew)
Judy Becker (5x, Crew)
Lori McCoy-Bell (5x, Crew)
Mark Wahlberg (4x, Actor)
Will Ferrell (4x, Actor)
Lindsay Graham (4x, Crew)
Susan Jacobs (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:29095, Added: 05/08/2018, Last updated: 01/24/2020