David O. Russell Net Worth 2021: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

David O. Russell net worth is
$20 Million

David O. Russell Wiki Biography

David Owen Russell is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. His early directing career includes works such as: Spanking the Monkey, Flirting with Disaster, Three Kings, and I Heart Huckabees. Russell’s three most recent films were critically acclaimed and co…

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Full Name David O. Russell
Net Worth $20 Million
Date Of Birth August 20, 1958
Died August 17, 2014, Cape Town, South Africa
Place Of Birth New York City, New York, United States
Profession Film director, Film Producer, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor
Education Amherst College, Mamaroneck High School, Amherst College, Mamaroneck High School
Nationality United States of America
Spouse Janet Grillo (m. 1992–2007)
Children Matthew Antonio Grillo Russell, Leo Russell, Matthew Antonio Grillo Russell, Leo Russell
Parents Bernard Russell, Maria Russell, Maria Russell, Bernard Russell
Partner Holly Davis
Nicknames David O’Russell , David Owen Russell , D. Russell , David Russell
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IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0751102
Awards Best Sports Movie ESPY Award
Nominations Academy Award for Best Director, Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay, Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay – Motion Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best Director – Motion Picture, Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Director, BAFTA Award f…
Movies Joy, American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook, The Fighter, Three Kings, I Heart Huckabees, Flirting with Disaster, Spanking the Monkey, Accidental Love, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Adaptation, The Slaughter Rule, Uncovered: The War on Iraq, Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto, Wanderlust, …
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# Trademark
1 Frequently uses the Led Zepplin song “Good Times Bad Times” in his films.
2 Frequently casts Mark Wahlberg, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and Robert De Niro.
3 Ensemble casting
4 Handheld camera movement
# Quote
1 [on David Lean‘s Hobson’s Choice (1954)] It’s a fantastic, perfect film. [2015]
2 I watch films incessantly. I like watching films – they’re like music to me. I love it. They make me happy. They make me want to live. They make me want to get out of bed. It’s like great music. [2015]
3 I just love real characters; they’re not pretentious, and every emotion is on the surface, they’re regular working people. Their likes, their dislikes, their loves, their hates, their passions; they’re all right there on the surface.
4 Anything you could ever want or be you already have and are.
5 I think any spiritual experience that’s worthwhile is not about ego and it will humble you in some way. And also, a Zen monk once said to me, ‘If you’re not laughing, then you’re not getting it.’
6 [on the acting atmosphere on his sets] It’s like doing drugs. [Christian Bale has] described it like a waking dream. That’s why I don’t like to call ‘cut.’ Because once we get going, it’s like you’re in a dream. Or Jennifer has described it as like being high. And I don’t want to interrupt that. Something is happening where everybody is over in that other world. [2014]
7 I personally have had two phases of my filmmaking career. I was here [at the Berlinale] with Three Kings (1999) in 1999 and then I decided ‘let’s make a metaphysical film’ [I Heart Huckabees (2004)]. Which did okay. It didn’t succeed like I wanted it to. And then I met Darren Aronofsky after he made The Wrestler (2008). I said ‘what happened, you’re doing so good.’ He said ‘I got my head out of my ass.’ And that can happen to anybody. Your head can go up your ass because you’re afraid of failure or there’s pressure the more movies you make. So I kind of lost my way as a storyteller.
8 [on how he made Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence win Oscars] I would never say that I made these guys win anything. I would say that it was my privilege to aspire and to create a predicament that is twisted and human and allows them to have roles that will show as much behavior and emotion as possible. That’s my goal. I want to deliver that to them. It’s my job. To create a role that is vast and complicated and emotional…
9 Strong women are, to me, the secret to great cinema.
10 I don’t think you should ever ‘send a message’… I’m more interested in the people.
11 People go to the movies because they want a full experience. If you’re not gonna give it to them with guns or bombs, you’ve gotta give it to them with human opera.
12 I make every movie and scene as if it could be my last.
13 [on directing Amy Adams in American Hustle (2013)] I just really wanted to challenge her. I wanted her to do a role that was as strong as the guy parts, and more cunning in certain respects. Appetite has a lot to do with it. And she has an enormous appetite. It’s almost athletic. She rises to the challenge…I have a musical idea that I would like to discuss with her.
14 It’s imperative for me to tell everybody that this is personal, it means a lot to me. You have to impart how much it means to you in a personal way, which will bring everybody into it, and get you closer to working with that horse, whether that’s a Steadicam operator or an actor. That’s the thing I’m most proud of. You know, ironically given how you can get tagged, exaggerated from one or two past incidents, is that I’m most proud of being in sync and feeling like a family with the crew…and having everybody being willing to go through fire for this vision. That’s a wonderful thing. It’s a little sad when it ends. (…) That’s why I start every day in the van. I have a van, like the van that they drove me to the set in, and I want the actors, I want the head of every department to come with me in the van at the very first moment I arrive there, and let’s talk about what the day is, so that everybody has a very intimate feeling of what we’re doing. Because the movie’s not out there on the set with all those extras trying to look at the camera. You can get out there, and the energy’s very dissipated, and it’s very chaotic and the whole thing can be misdirected, the energy. And you want everyone to be feeling what you feel in your heart.
15 There’s nothing better than an actor who is really, really hungry to show everything they’ve got.
# Fact
1 Wrote early drafts of the screenplay for Stuart Little (1999), but didn’t earn any credit.
2 Did uncredited rewrites on the script for Meet the Fockers (2004).
3 Wrote the screenplay adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016), with the intention of directing it. After he dropped out, Burr Steers revised and polished the script and directed it. In the end, Russell didn’t receive any credit.
4 Finally exited his directorial project Accidental Love (2015) (then still titled “Nailed”) in June 2010 after many financial and legal troubles during the shooting of the film and negotiations with film financier Ron Tutor eventually broke down. The movie was shelved ever since ending principal photography in November 2008. It was rumored that the film was never fully finished and that crucial parts of the plot were never shot. It was eventually released in 2015. However, Russell’s name is no longer associated with the film. Therefore, he receives directing credit as “Stephen Greene” (similar to the old “Alan Smithee” pseudonym used by directors who disown the final product of a film they may have directed at one point but eventually were not able to exercise creative control over (due to producers’ or financiers’ interference, for example)).
5 The only director to helm two consecutively-released films (Silver Linings Playbook (2012) and American Hustle (2013)) that were nominated for Academy Awards in all acting categories.
6 His father was of Russian Jewish descent and his mother was of Italian ancestry.
7 Directed 7 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Christian Bale (twice), Amy Adams (twice), Melissa Leo, Bradley Cooper (twice), Jennifer Lawrence (three times), Robert De Niro, and Jacki Weaver. Bale and Leo won Oscars for their performances in The Fighter (2010); Lawrence won for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook (2012).
8 Father of actor Matthew Antonio Grillo Russell with producer/actress Janet Grillo.
9 Went to Mamaroneck High School in Mamaroneck, New York with Bennett Miller and Dan Futterman.
10 Was member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 2003.
11 Former Son-in-law of Angela Grillo
12 Graduated from Amherst College 1981, majoring in English and Political Science.
13 Honored at Manhattan’s Museum of Modern Art in April 2002 by guests such as Lily Tomlin, Mark Wahlberg and Sandra Bernhard. Ironic site for tribute, since Russell once served as a waiter at parties there, to the likes of Martin Scorsese.

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