David O. Russell Overview

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Born: August 20, 1958

Once called the next Scorsese in Esquire magazine, NYC native David O. Russell graduated from Amherst College in 1981, having majored in English and Political Science. He was interested both in writing fiction and getting involved in politics, but found he was burned out after trying to improve the low-income housing and toxic waste dump situation in New England. He took on a number of jobs, including working as a waiter at Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art before directing his first short,... See All

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