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David O. Russell
Born August 20, 1958 (age 60)
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... full bio
Silver Linings Playbook
[2012]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 2h 2min
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After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
American Hustle
[2013]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 2h 18min
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A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild F.B.I. Agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and Mafia.
The Fighter
[2010]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, Sport | 1h 56min
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A look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s.
Joy
[2015]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 4min
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Joy is the story of the title character, who rose to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.
Three Kings
[1999]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 1h 54min
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In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, four soldiers set out to steal gold that was stolen from Kuwait, but they discover people who desperately need their help.
I Heart Huckabees
[2004]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 47min
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A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.
Accidental Love
[2015]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 40min
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A small town waitress gets a nail accidentally lodged in her head causing unpredictable behavior that leads her to Washington, D.C., where sparks fly when she meets a clueless young senator who takes up her cause - but what happens when love interferes with what you stand for?
Flirting with Disaster
[1996]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 32min
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A young man, his wife, and his incompetent case worker travel across country to find his birth parents.
Spanking the Monkey
[1994]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 40min
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Raymond Aibelli is a promising medical student ready to begin a prestigious summer internship. But Susan, his mother, is immobilized by a broken leg, and his father Tom, a travelling salesman, makes Raymond stay home and take care of his mother, an attractive though unhappy woman. His mother's condition leads them to a degree of immediate physical contact which Raymond finds disturbing. He soon meets... see more
Past Forward
[2016]
 
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Short Movie | Drama, Short | 13min
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Hairway to the Stars
[1989]
 
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Short Movie | Short | 12min
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