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Richard Kelly (born March 28, 1975 in Newport News, Virginia) is an American film director and writer, best known for 2001's Donnie Darko. Kelly grew up in Midlothian, Virginia where he attended Midlothian High School before getting a scholarship and moving to Southern California to study at the USC School of Cinema-Television, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Before graduating from USC in 1997, he made two short films, The Goodbye Place and Visceral Matter.

He has written scripts for film adaptations of Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle and Louis Sachar's Holes, although neither were produced. The latter screenplay is available as a PDF on an unofficial Richard Kelly fansite and Kelly hopes that he will one day secure the rights to the former script, so that fans may read that one as well.

His fourth film, Southland Tales, a rough cut of which screened at Cannes Film Festival 2006, is scheduled to be released November 9th 2007 and stars Dwayne Johnson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Seann William Scott, Kevin Smith and Miranda Richardson.

Filmography

Director
Year Film Other notes
1996 "The Goodbye Place" Short film
1997 "Visceral Matter" Short film
2001 Donnie Darko
2007 Southland Tales
2009 The Box Based on the short story by Richard Matheson
2013 Corpus Christi Cancelled
Writer
Year Film Other notes
1996 "The Goodbye Place" Short film
1997 "Visceral Matter" Short film
2001 Donnie Darko
2005 Domino
2007 Southland Tales
2009 The Box Based on the short story by Richard Matheson
Producer
Year Film Other notes
2009 Dirty Girl
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell Based on the Tucker Max short story "The Austin Road Trip Story" in his book I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell
Rogue's Gallery
The Box
World's Greatest Dad
2010 Fade Based on the novel by Robert Cormier




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