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Directors

David O. Russell

David Russell was born in New York City, New York, the son of Maria (née Muzio) and Bernard Russell, who was a sales executive for Simon & Schuster. His father was from a Russian Jewish family, while his mother was Italian American and Catholic. He was raised in an atheist household.

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Jon Favreau

John Favreau was born in Flushing, Queens, New York, the son of Madeleine, an elementary school teacher who died of leukemia in 1979, and Charles Favreau, a special education teacher. His mother was Jewish and his father is a Catholic of Italian and distant French-Canadian ancestry. Favreau attended Hebrew school.

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Ed Gass-Donnelly

Ed Gass-Donnelly (born August 17, 1977 in Toronto, Ontario) is an award-winning Canadian film director, screenwriter and producer. His work often explores themes of death, colliding worlds and the darker sides of human nature. His characters are every-day people who are put in extraordinary situations and left to fend for themselves.

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Allen Hughes

Allen Hughes is an acclaimed filmmaker whose major leap into the entertainment industry came with his and twin brother Albert’s. They’re known together professionally as the Hughes brothers

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Bill Condon

William “Bill” Condon (born October 22, 1955) is an American screenwriter and director. In 1998, Condon debuted as a screenwriter with Gods and Monsters, which won him his first Academy Award.

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Sam Mendes

Samuel Alexander “Sam” Mendes, CBE (born 1 August 1965) is an English stage and film director. His contribution to cinema and theatre saw him awarded a CBE in 2000

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Sam Raimi

Samuel Marshall “Sam” Raimi (October 23, 1959) is an American film director, producer, actor and writer. He is best known for directing cult horror/comedy films the Evil Dead series.

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