David O. Russell


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  • Birth Name: David Owen Russell
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/20/1958, Leo
  • Profession: Director; screenwriter; producer
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Feud Between 12 Years a Slave Writer, Director Causes Tension at Oscars

The creative team behind 12 Years a Slave had plenty of reasons to celebrate at Sunday's Oscars, including the film taking home Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong'o, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture. But it wasn't all smiles for director Steve McQueen and writer John Ridley, who are reportedly feuding with each other.

The beef started when McQueen asked Ripley if he could have a shared screenplay credit on the movie, and Ripley refused, according to TheWrap. Ripley raised eyebrows at the Academy Awards on Sunday when he snubbed McQueen on his way to the stage to accept the award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and neglected to thank McQueen in his speech.

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Oscar Surprises and Snubs: The Academy Loves Hustle, Jonah Hill, But Not Tom Hanks and Oprah

In the words of Sally Field, the Academy likes David O. Russell. It really likes him. On Thursday, Russell's American Hustle co-led (with Gravity) Thursday's Oscar nominations with 10, while Russell carved out a piece of Oscar history for himself: He's now the only director to have two films garner acting nominations in all four categories. Those weren't the only shockers though.
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American Hustle, Gravity Lead Oscar Nominations

American Hustle and Gravity topped Thursday's Academy Award nominations with 10 each, with the former landing nods in all four acting categories.

The films will ...
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Silver Linings Playbook
Silver Linings Playbook
Silver Linings Playbook
Director David O. Russell On Reuniting His 'Silver Linings Playbook' Stars

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Year Title Description
2014 American Hustle TV Show Series, Subject (person only)
2013 American Hustle Movie, Writer
2013 American Hustle Movie, Director
2012 Silver Linings Playbook Movie, Director
2010 The Fighter Movie, Director

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Buh-bye bad combover! Hello, bald head!

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People’s Sexiest Man Alive Has a Perm? Bradley Cooper Unveils Curls!

Bradley Cooper is seriously dedicated to his craft. How else to explain the new permed 'do the actor is sporting for his latest film?

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The Avengers' Jeremy Renner Is a Dad!

He's not just an Avenger anymore — now he's a dad too!

Oscar nominee and action movie star Jeremy Renner welcomed a baby girl with his ex-girlfriend, Sonni Pacheco, Us Weekly reports.

Ava Berlin Renner was born Thursday, weighing in at 7 pounds. "They are... read more

Silver Linings Playbook Dominates at the Spirit Awards

Silver Linings Playbook dominated the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, taking home four awards, including Best Feature, Best Director and Best Screenplay for David O. Russell and Best Female Lead for Jennifer Lawrence.

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Argo, Ben Affleck Win Best Picture, Director at BAFTA Awards

Argo continued its awards season dominance Sunday, winning the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' prize for Best Picture. Ben Affleck followed up his victory at the Directors Guild Awards last week with another win for directing the film.

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