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Richard Kelly

Richard Kelly is the writer/director of the critically acclaimed Donnie Darko (2001), which was nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards as well as being awarded the best original screenplay by the San Diego Film Critics Society.

Other projects that Kelly has written are House at the End of the Street with director Jonathan Mostow for Universal Pictures, and Ice-Nine, an adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's literary classic Cat's Cradle for Leonardo Di Caprio's production company, Appian Way.

Kelly is currently writing an adaptation of the non-fiction bestseller In Harm's Way by Doug Stanton, based on the true account of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis during the final weeks of World War II, for producers Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind) and Mark Gordon (Saving Private Ryan).

Kelly recently started his own production company Darko Entertainment with producer Sean McKittrick. They are developing numerous projects, the first of which will be Kelly's highly anticipated second film as a director, Southland Tales, which will begin lensing in Los Angeles in August of 2005.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
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Richard Kelly Facts

Birth NameJames Richard Kelly
OccupationScreenwriter, Director
BirthdayMarch 28, 1975 (47)
BirthplaceNewport News, Virginia, USA

Selected Filmography

Southland Tales
Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut
The Playboy Interview
Salome's Last Dance
The Trying Game
Sodium Party
Learn From The Experts
The Heist
The Take
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