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David O. Russell

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    The Independent Spirit Awards Are Losing the Indie Quotient. Can They Win It Back?

    "Fuck Hollywood," said host Andy Samberg at Saturday's Independent Spirit Awards, a tongue-in-cheek act of defiance that was met with a mixed reaction. The irony, of course, was that this Santa Monica beach gathering brought much of Hollywood together for a ceremony that constantly sends a message a...

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    Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell Reteam for Terrio's 'The Ends of the Earth'

    Oscar worlds collide as Jennifer Lawrence reteams with "Silver Linings Playbook" director David O. Russell for "The Ends of the Earth," a fact-based original penned by Oscar-nominated "Argo" screenwriter Chris Terrio. It's an American epic--with a "Django"...

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    David O. Russell Reteaming With Jennifer Lawrence (Again) On 'The Ends Of The Earth'

    It looks like David O. Russell has found his new Mark Wahlberg, and nope, it's not Bradley Cooper. Directing her to an Academy award nomination in "Silver Linings Playbook," Russell has already gone ahead and cast Jennifer Lawrence in his soon to be filming Abscam project, and now they...

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    Best Cast Gets Better: Jennifer Lawrence Reunites With David O. Russell & Bradley Cooper For Abscam Film

    So, what could make a cast with Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams and Louis C.K. even better? How about some Jennifer Lawrence?

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    De Niro Oscar Campaign Goes Into Overdrive; Star Wants Total 10-15 Scorsese Flicks (CLIPS)

    To kick off its three day retrospective of the films of Robert De Niro, the American Cinematheque screened David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" and hosted a post-screening conversation with the iconic actor. Harvey Weinstein introduced De Niro after a reel of some of his career highlights --...

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    Santa Barbara Fest Lauds 'Supernova' Jennifer Lawrence, Outstanding Performer of the Year

    On Saturday night, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival presented Jennifer Lawrence, 22, with the fest’s Outstanding Performer of the Year award. But first she had to submit to a grilling by SBIFF executive director Roger Durling, who described Lawrence’s performances, from Lori Petty’s “Th...

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    Megan Ellison Hates Harvey Weinstein & More: 7 Highlights From The Juicy Vanity Fair Profile On The Annapurna Scion

    Vanity Fair’s 2013 Hollywood issue is kind of the gift that keeps on giving. It not only has an awesome oral history of “Pulp Fiction” (highlights of which you can read here), but it also has some pretty in-depth and juicy profiles. But, the most tantalizing is about Megan Ellison, the 27-year old d...

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    Film Independent's Directors Close-Up Series To Feature Affleck, Russell, Loktev, Zeitlin, Fleischer, Sachs and Soloway

    Film Independent's 12th edition of their Directors Close-Up series will feature Ben Affleck ("Argo"), David O. Russell ("Silver Linings Playbook") and Benh Zeitlin ("Beasts of the Southern Wild"), director Ruben Fleischer ("Gangster Squad"), and writer/directors Ira Sachs ("Keep the Lights On"), Jul...

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    Louis C.K. Joining David O. Russell's Abscam Film With Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner & Amy Adams

    Last fall, to the sadness of fans everywhere, it was revealed that the hit show "Louie" would not be returning to the small screen until 2014. Louis C.K. -- who writes, directs, stars and edits each episode -- said, "I want season four to go somewhere new…I'm looking b...

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    David O. Russell on What Bradley Cooper Whispers at the End of 'Silver Linings Playbook'

    The inaudible whisper has become an indie film convention, most notably seen (and not heard) at the end of Sofia Coppola's "Lost in Translation," and most recently in one of the final scenes of David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook."

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