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Richard Kelly (II)


James Richard Kelly better known as Richard Kelly, is an American film director and writer, known for writing and directing the cult classic Donnie Darko in 2001. Kelly was born James Richard Kelly in Newport News, Virginia, the son of Lane and Ennis Kelly. He grew up in Midlothian, Virginia, where he attended Midlothian High School and graduated ... See full bio »

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Known For

Donnie Darko
Donnie Darko Writer
(2001)
The Box
The Box Writer
(2009)
Domino
Domino Writer
(2005)
Southland Tales
(2006)

Filmography

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 2009/I The Box (screenplay)
 2009 S. Darko (characters)
 2006 Southland Tales (written by)
 2005 Domino (screenplay) / (story)
 2001 Donnie Darko (written by)
 1997 Visceral Matter (written by)
 1996 The Goodbye Place (Short) (written by)
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Wrote "The Donnie Darko Book"

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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Donnie Darko (2001)] The director's cut is a lot closer to what premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Then the movie didn't sell for four months, and all the sudden the movie is STV, going straight to video, and it's going to debut on the STARZ! Network. ...... at this point I was just desperately trying to salvage the film before they take it away from me and it debuts on the STARZ! ... See more »

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Originally wrote the screenplay for the movie Holes (2003) but after it was turned down, they had Louis Sachar do it instead. Kelly's script can be found on his website. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently casts Beth Grant, Holmes Osborne, and Lisa K. Wyatt

Nickname:

RK

Star Sign:

Aries

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