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David O. Russell is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Thanks American born on 20 august 1958 at New York City (USA)

David O. Russell

David O. Russell
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Birth name David Owen Russell
Nationality USA
Birth 20 august 1958 (60 years) at New York City (USA)

David Owen Russell (born August 20, 1958) is a BAFTA Award winning American film director and screenwriter. His films include Spanking the Monkey (1994), Flirting with Disaster (1996), Three Kings (1999), I ♥ Huckabees (2004), The Fighter (2010), and Silver Linings Playbook (2012), which all feature ensemble casts.

Biography

David O. Russell naît à Manhattan de Maria (née Muzio) et Bernard Russell. Son père fut directeur des ventes pour Simon & Schuster, tandis que sa mère y travaillait comme secrétaire. Son père venait d'une famille russe juive, tandis que sa mère était italo-américaine et catholique. Il a été élevé dans un foyer athée.

Best films

American Hustle (2013)
(Director)
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
(Director)
Lost in Translation (2003)
(Thanks)
The Fighter (2010)
(Director)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of David O. Russell (20 films)

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Actor

Adaptation
Adaptation (2002)
, 1h54
Directed by Spike Jonze
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Films about films, Films about writers, Mise en scène d'un scénariste
Actors Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Cara Seymour, Tilda Swinton, Brian Cox
Roles Orlean Dinner Guest
Rating76% 3.8489353.8489353.8489353.8489353.848935
The self-loathing Charlie Kaufman is hired to write the screenplay for The Orchid Thief. Kaufman is going through depression and is not happy that his twin brother Donald has moved into his house and is mooching from him. Donald decides to become a screenwriter like Charlie and attends one of Robert McKee's famous seminars.
Three Kings, 1h54
Directed by David O. Russell
Origin USA
Genres War, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Political films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, Saïd Taghmaoui, Spike Jonze, Cliff Curtis
Rating70% 3.5483353.5483353.5483353.5483353.548335
The film opens with an Iraqi Army soldier trying to surrender as U.S. troops mop up loose ends, following the end of the Gulf War. U.S. Army Reserve Sergeant First Class Troy Barlow (Mark Wahlberg) shoots him in the confusion over how to handle stray soldiers, earning him the admiration of his bumbling comrades, Private First Class Conrad Vig (Spike Jonze) and Specialist Walter Wogeman (Jamie Kennedy). Boisterous celebrations continue into the night, until Staff Sergeant Chief Elgin (Ice Cube) breaks up the party.

Director

Accidental Love, 1h41
Directed by David O. Russell
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Jessica Biel, James Marsden, Catherine Keener, Paul Reubens, Kirstie Alley
Rating41% 2.051862.051862.051862.051862.05186
Alice Eckle est serveuse dans un restaurant. Un jour, elle reçoit un clou dans la tête. Elle n’a cependant pas les moyens de payer l’assurance maladie pour soigner ses séquelles. Elle part donc à Washington et se lie avec Howard, un jeune politicien qui souhaite l'aider.
Joy
Joy (2015)
, 2h4
Directed by David O. Russell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Historical
Actors Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Isabella Cramp, Édgar Ramírez, Elisabeth Röhm
Rating65% 3.2988953.2988953.2988953.2988953.298895
Aux États-Unis, dans le Massachusetts des années 1980, Joy est une jeune mère célibataire de deux enfants, qui doit également faire tourner une maison dans laquelle son ex-mari, chanteur de cabaret, vit au sous-sol et sa mère passe la journée devant des soap operas. Son père Rudy, responsable d'un garage de camions, débarque un beau jour, rejeté par sa compagne et doit cohabiter avec son ex-gendre qu'il n'apprécie guère. Il part à la recherche d'une nouvelle conquête, et rencontre rapidement Trudy, veuve fortunée. À l'occasion d'une sortie sur le voilier de Trudy, Joy doit nettoyer les verres de vin brisés sur le pont en teck. Cela lui donne l'idée d'un balai-serpillère auto-essorant. Dans le garage de son père et avec l'aide financière de Trudy, elle monte un atelier d'assemblage, à partir de pièces qu'elle trouve à faire fabriquer en Californie. Une relation de son ex-mari lui permet de rencontrer Neil Walker, directeur d'une toute nouvelle activité télévisuelle de vente de produits. Joy convainc Neil et obtient la présentation de son balai par le présentateur vedette de la chaîne de télé-achat. Mais l'essai en direct est un fiasco total. Joy revient à la charge et arrache de pouvoir présenter elle-même son produit : le succès est alors au rendez-vous.
American Hustle, 2h18
Directed by David O. Russell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Historical, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Films about sexuality, Musical films, Political films, Heist films, Gangster films
Actors Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Lee Renner, Robert De Niro
Rating72% 3.6474353.6474353.6474353.6474353.647435
The opening screen says: "Some of this actually happened." In 1978, con artists Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) and Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) have started a relationship and are working together. Sydney has improved Rosenfeld's scams, posing as English aristocrat "Lady Edith Greensly". Irving loves Sydney, though is hesitant to leave his unstable and histrionic wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence), fearing he will lose contact with her son Danny, whom Irving has adopted. Rosalyn has also threatened to report Irving to the police if he leaves her.
Silver Linings Playbook, 2h2
Directed by David O. Russell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about families, Medical-themed films, Christmas films, Films about sexuality, Sports films, American football films, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Anupam Kher
Rating76% 3.846533.846533.846533.846533.84653
After eight months of treatment for bipolar disorder, Pat Solitano is released from a mental health facility in Baltimore, and returns to Lansdowne, Pennsylvania into the care of his father Patrizio and mother Dolores. Pat soon learns that his estranged wife, Nikki, has moved away, and that his father is out of work and resorting to illegal bookmaking to earn money with the hopes of opening a restaurant. Pat is determined to get his life back on track and reconcile with Nikki, who obtained a restraining order against him after a violent episode sent him away.
The Fighter, 1h55
Directed by David O. Russell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about families, Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Le boxe anglaise
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, Jack McGee, Frank Renzulli
Rating77% 3.898213.898213.898213.898213.89821
Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) is an American welterweight boxer from Lowell, Massachusetts. Managed by his mother, Alice Ward (Melissa Leo), and trained by his older half-brother, Dicky Eklund (Christian Bale), Micky has not had a particularly successful career: He's become a "stepping stone" for other boxers to defeat on their way up. Complicating matters, Dicky, a former boxer whose peak of success was going the distance with Sugar Ray Leonard in 1978 (before Leonard became a world champion), has fallen apart since then, becoming addicted to crack cocaine. He is now being filmed for an HBO documentary he believes to be about his "comeback".
Katt Williams: American Hustle, 1h29
Directed by David O. Russell
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Jeremy Piven, Luenell Campbell, Tamala Jones, Katt Williams, Christian Bale, Da Brat
Rating66% 3.3465553.3465553.3465553.3465553.346555
Katt Williams decides that he wants to make it big in Hollywood, and meets with a pair of producers who attempt to woo him with pitches for films featuring stereotypical plot devices used by other notable African-American comedians, such as using a "fat suit" and portraying multiple characters, or starring in parodies of other popular movies. Dissatisfied with the offer, Williams decides to hit the road with a group of friends, which included comedians Red Grant, Melanie Comarcho, and Luenell. The first half of the movie features stand-up by Williams' companions as they drive from one major city to another. The journey ends in Chicago, where Williams takes over the rest of the movie with his open, underground-style stand-up comedy. After his performance, the film ends with a musical performance by Williams, Da Brat and Snoop Dogg.
I Heart Huckabees, 1h46
Directed by David O. Russell
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Environmental films
Actors Dustin Hoffman, Isabelle Huppert, Jude Law, Jason Schwartzman, Lily Tomlin, Mark Wahlberg
Rating66% 3.348563.348563.348563.348563.34856
Albert Markovski (Jason Schwartzman) is a young man who heads the local chapter of an environmental group, the "Open Spaces Coalition". One of their current projects is an attempt to stop the building of a new Huckabees store, a chain of "big-box" department stores. Albert is a rival of Brad Stand (Jude Law), a shallow power executive at Huckabees. Brad infiltrates Open Spaces and charismatically displaces Albert as the leader. Dawn Campbell (Naomi Watts) is Brad's live-in girlfriend and the face and voice of Huckabees; she appears in all of the store's commercials.
Uncovered: The War on Iraq, 1h27
Directed by David O. Russell, Robert Greenwald
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about war, Documentary films about historical events, Political films

The film is divided into seven sections. Part 1: The Experts consists of more than two dozen experts establishing “impeccable” non-partisan credentials. These include former State Department, CIA, Pentagon and military officials; weapons inspectors and ambassadors; journalists and politicians.
Three Kings, 1h54
Directed by David O. Russell
Origin USA
Genres War, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Political films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, Saïd Taghmaoui, Spike Jonze, Cliff Curtis
Rating70% 3.5483353.5483353.5483353.5483353.548335
The film opens with an Iraqi Army soldier trying to surrender as U.S. troops mop up loose ends, following the end of the Gulf War. U.S. Army Reserve Sergeant First Class Troy Barlow (Mark Wahlberg) shoots him in the confusion over how to handle stray soldiers, earning him the admiration of his bumbling comrades, Private First Class Conrad Vig (Spike Jonze) and Specialist Walter Wogeman (Jamie Kennedy). Boisterous celebrations continue into the night, until Staff Sergeant Chief Elgin (Ice Cube) breaks up the party.
Flirting with Disaster, 1h32
Directed by David O. Russell
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Transport films, Erotic films, Road movies
Actors Ben Stiller, Patricia Arquette, Téa Leoni, Mary Tyler Moore, George Segal, Alan Alda
Rating67% 3.3983553.3983553.3983553.3983553.398355
Mel Coplin and his wife, Nancy, live in New York, near Mel's neurotic, Jewish, adoptive parents, Ed and Pearl Coplin. Mel and Nancy have just had their first child, and Mel won't decide on a name for their son until he can discover the identity of his biological parents. After an adoption agency employee locates his biological mother's name in a database, Mel decides to meet her personally.