David O. Russell

David O. Russell

Director: David O. Russell

Age: 52

Movie: The Fighter

Synopsis: The movie follows a determined pugilist whose career in the ring was shepherded by his loyal half-brother, Dicky (Christian Bale) -- a hard-living boxer-turned-trainer whose own career in the ring was nearly sent down for the count due to drugs and crime.

Perennial underdog Irish Micky rebounded from a disheartening series of defeats to win both the WBU Intercontinental Lightweight title and the WBU Light Welterweight title thanks to a fierce combination of determination and hard work.

Previous Golden Globe Wins: Russell has never won a Golden Globe.

Previous Golden Globe Nominations: This is his first nomination.

Critics: “The Fighter easily could have slipped into boxing-film clichés, but Russell doesn't let that happen. Instead, it lands its hardest blows while chronicling the struggle of a family, which is a far more interesting fight.” - Arizona Republic

“The Fighter is among the year's most pleasant surprises. Who knew that a movie with so many depressing elements in it could also be so damn funny and uplifting?” - IGN Movies

“By far the most rousing, expertly cast movie this year…” - New York Daily News

FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw

 


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