David O. Russell

Birth Name: 
David Owen Russell
Wednesday, August 20, 1958
Birth Place: 
New York City, New York, USA
5' 9"

David Owen Russell (born August 20, 1958) is an 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). He has been the subject of controversy, while receiving much critical acclaim.

Awards and Nominations

2013 - Nominated - Best Achievement in Directing (Silver Linings Playbook)
2013 - Nominated - Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published (Silver Linings Playbook)
2011 - Nominated - Best Achievement in Directing (The Fighter)


David O. Russell's Next Film to Hit Theaters in December

David O. Russell -- along with his Silver Linings Playbook stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper along with Christian Bale -- already looks poised to take part in next year's awards season.... Read more

Jeremy Renner To Replace Christian Bale In Russell's Project?

There are yet more changes afoot for David O. Russell’s latest project, which once went under the title American Bullshit, but is currently looking for a new moniker (a move that should surprise exactly no one). But the new name – or lack thereof – isn’t the big news.... Read more

Amy Adams circles 'Fighter'

Amy Adams is in negotiations to star alongside Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg in Relativity Media's "The Fighter."... Read more


The Fighter (BLU RAY)

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The Fighter

Brother Dickie Eklund (Christian Bale) and Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) are boxers from the small town of Lowell, Massachusetts. At one point, Dickie when toe-to-toe with boxing phenomenon Sugar Ray Leonard, earning him the nickname, The Pride of Lowell.... Read more

Three Kings (BLU-RAY)

David O. Russell’s Three Kings is a weird movie about the aftermath of the first Gulf War. It’s a mixed bag of action, comedy, drama and political commentary that manages to gel and succeed as a film.... Read more

Flirting With Disaster (Collector's Edition)

Flirting With Disaster gets the DVD treatment it deserves thanks to Miramax’s 25th Anniversary. Ben Stiller and Patricia Arquette are brilliant as a neurotic couple in search of a birth parent and a vaguely normal and healthy marriage.... Read more