David O. Russell

American film director, screenwriter and producer

David Owen Russell (born August 20, 1958) is an American movie director, screenwriter, and producer. He is best known for his movies Spanking the Monkey (1994), Flirting with Disaster (1996), Three Kings (1999), I Heart Huckabees (2004), The Fighter (2010), Silver Linings Playbook (2012), and American Hustle (2013). He also directed 2015's Accidental Love under the pseudonym "Stephen Greene" after Kristin Gore, daughter of Al Gore and Russell disowned the film. He also made Joy also in 2015. In 2020 he is working on a new film.

David Owen Russell
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Russell on February 3, 2014
Born (1958-08-20) August 20, 1958 (age 64)

David O. Russell was born in New York City, New York.

Personal lifeEdit

He has a child with Janet Grillo whom he was married to from 1992 until 2007. He has since adopted a son with his partner, Holly Davis.[1]


  1. "David O. Russell biography". The Biography Channel. Archived from the original on March 12, 2014. Retrieved March 1, 2014.

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