David O. Russell & Ben Affleck

David Owen Russell (born August 20, 1958) is an American film director and screenwriter. He has been praised for the loose, comic energy that characterizes his work. Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt (born August 15, 1972), better known as Ben Affleck, is an American actor, film director, writer, and producer. 5.0/5

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David O. Russell is a good director but he’s kind of like Ben Affleck.. there’s nothing particularly special about him.
Hair trends from the 2013 Oscars On Sunday February 24, the 2013 Oscars took place at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California, with the prize trophy for Best Picture going to Ben Affleck's political drama "Argo." However, most of the attention was focused on the red carpet, where classic stars and new faces strutted in the best designer looks and fashions. Certain trends were much decried by bloggers, including pixie haircuts, smoky eyeliner and too-stiff hair. But, as with any awards show, there are always a few winners. Here are three notable styles that your clients may be asking for in the coming weeks: Classic updos - This look perhaps grabbed the most attention as it was the style of choice for Best Actress winner Jennifer Lawrence, who was nominated for her role in the David O. Russell-directed romantic comedy "Silver Linings Playbook." However, this style was also sported by former Best Actress winner Natalie Portman, TV favorite Zooey Deschanel and songwriter and actress Emmy Rossum. Messy hai ...
    ARGO F--K YOURSELF   By Brice Balkin     There felt that lack of epic sweep at the Oscars this year.  There was clearly a winner for Best Picture, Ben Affleck's hostage crisis thriller "Argo."  But there wasn't such a dominant victory when the scores get tallied up, since all the movies pretty much split the awards out evenly.     "Life of Pi" received the most awards, four, including Best Director, the biggest shock in my opinion, since I was ready to hear the annunciation of Steven Spielberg or David O. Russell if this was a "Silver Linings" year (which it hardly was).  Plus, Ang Lee was hardly talked about, so I imagined him out of the running.  In my mind, there's always two possibles in a five-card draw. And someone had a secret upper-hand of a deck.   I have learned there is always one major surprise each year in the Academy.  And this was a trickier year to predict, because the nominees weren't as streamlined.  A different name, movie or director was being announced as the winner ...
2013 Oscar winners announced ..By Philip Yu Yahoo! Movies Oscars Blog Argo took top honors at the 85th Academy Awards, winning the Oscar for Best Picture. The award, presented by First Lady Michelle Obama from the White House via satellite, capped off an eventful awards season for director/star Ben Affleck, who many believe had been snubbed without a directing nod. The Iran hostage crisis thriller also won awards for Editing and Best Adapted Screenplay. Daniel Day-Lewis made Oscar history, winning his career third Best Actor trophy for his title role as the 16th president in Steven Spielberg's historical drama "Lincoln." Recovering from a bit of a stumble up steps to the podium, Jennifer Lawrence breathlessly accepted the Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in the David O. Russell comedy "Silver Linings Playbook." Anne Hathaway dreamed a dream of Oscar gold and it came true, winning Best Supporting Actress for her turn as Fantine in the film adaptation of the hit musical "Les Misérables." Christo ...
Best Director: this is a tough one since Ben Affleck got snubbed and was the favorite. Out of the five that are nominated, two were nominated at the Golden Globes. Steven Spielberg for "Lincoln" and Ang Lee for "Life of Pi". Will Steven Spielberg win his third or Ang Lee, his second? Or will there be an upset? Like David O. Russell for "Silver Linings Playbook". If I was part of the the Academy, I would pick Ang Lee. Critics were saying that he accomplished something that the studio didn't think anyone would be able to turn the book into a film. So I'm picking Ang Lee.
So, with the awards two days away, I present my predictions for the Academy Awards... PICTURE: Argo RUNNER-UP: Lincoln SHOULD BE: Zero Dark Thirty Argo is pretty much the perfect Best Picture. Like movies based on a true story? Want something political that won't make you hate America? Enjoy some great Hollywood entertainment in your history lesson? That's Argo. Lincoln could pull a surprise, but I'm not feeling it. Zero Dark Thirty doesn't stand a chance due to its controversy, which is a shame, as I feel like that one will outlive most of the films on this list. DIRECTOR: Steven Spielberg - Lincoln RUNNER-UP: Ang Lee - Life of Pi SHOULD BE: Benh Zeitlin - Beasts of the Southern Wild This would have gone to Ben Affleck had he not been weirdly snubbed. David O. Russell might also be a surprise here, but it's most likely going to Spielberg or Lee. And since Kathryn Bigelow, Quentin Tarantino and Wes Anderson were all snubbed, my choice for who should win would be Zeitlin's stunning indie debut. ACTOR: Dani ...
Silver Linings Playbook: It started off great. I loved it in the beginning. "I'm married!" "So am I." "Your husband is dead!" "Where is your wife?" I liked the fact that she was the one chasing him. For once. Then it became quite predictable from the middle and ended like any other run-of-the-mill rom-com, with so much fluff and little substance. It had the potential for greatness but it couldn't sustain it for its entire duration. 4 Academy Awards acting nominations (8 in all, including Best Picture)? Really?! I just didn't see it. Not in this movie anyway. (So David O. Russell got a Best Director nomination for this movie but Ben Affleck couldn't get one for "Argo"? Seriously?! What is wrong with the Academy?!) It was an enjoyable movie but it also was largely forgettable.
Saw Silver Linings Playbook last night with Kitty Lee Hunter-Warrington. Can someone PLEASE explain to me how David O. Russell got a best director Oscar nomination for this and Ben Affleck doesn't get one for Argo? Yet, the foreign press finds it Affleck deserving enough to WIN the GG? Am I missing something? Did anyone else find this movie painful to sit through?
Ben Affleck, George Clooney, and Anne Hathaway were having a great time mingling with their Hollywood peers at the 2013 Golden Globes on Sunday night. Ben and George posed for photos with Jon Hamm while Anne shared a moment with her Les Misérables costar — and fellow Globe winner — Hugh Jackman. Both Ben and George had love for their leading ladies. Ben shared a sweet kiss with wife Jennifer Garner, while George had a moment with both host Amy Poehler and his own girlfriend Stacy Keibler. The Silver Linings Playbook crew, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and director David O. Russell, looked cozy at their table. Click through to see these stars and many more in behind-the-scenes dinner snaps from the award show, and be sure to share your thoughts on all the Globes fashion moments with our red-carpet beauty and fashion polls.
The Academy Award Nominations are so weird this year.. David O. Russell was nominated and NOT Ben Affleck or Kathyrn Bigelow. Their films were far superior. The only interesting thing about the nominations are the Best Cinematography Skyfall Nom (there were some epic shots) and Beasts of the Southern Wild.
Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow, and Steven Spielberg are the locks, with Ang Lee probably safe. I'm on a limb though with David O. Russell...
Preparing to host our stations' (KMIR6 and KPSE My13) live red carpet coverage of the 24th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. From Ben Affleck to Richard Gere, from Naomi Watts to Bradley Cooper, from Ang Lee to David O. Russell, it's a star-studded event! Who will be honored at tonight's awards gala? Take a look:
As the Festival season draws to a close, attention will inevitably switch to the awards circus and the early Oscar speculation, which, absurdly, plays its part in the 'momentum game' that has made the final ceremony a foregone conclusion since Clash's surprise win seven year's ago. With Hollywood looking to strike a balance between those opposing interests of commercial and artistic success, films that attract audiences in both the mainstream and independent cinemas have dominated the awards season during recent years. With that in mind, Paul Thomas Anderson's much discussed Venice hit, The Master, confirmed its credentials as a serious contender when it smashed the North American live-action movie record for per-theatre average grosses when it opened on limited release in New York and Los Angeles last weekend. It joins David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook, which thrust itself into the running by emphatically winning Toronto's coveted People’s Choice Award on Sunday night, and Ben Affleck's muc ...
Hi friends, I'm so happy to announce that our short film Hung Up (which I directed and co-wrote) is now an official selection of the 35th Annual Mill Valley Film Festival. Mill Valley is considered a top 10 US fest, and will be attended this year by some of my favorite living artists, all of whom will be there presenting new work...Dustin Hoffman, Ang Lee, David O. Russell... and others... Ben Affleck, Ewan Mcgregor, John Hawkes, Billy Bob Thornton, William H. Macy, and Mira Nair... Thanks to the Hung Up cast and crew.
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