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David O. Russell - Goldie Hawn Hosts Annual Goldie's Love In For Kids at Ron Burkle’s Green Acres Estate - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Saturday 7th May 2016

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David O. Russell
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David O. Russell

David O. Russell , Jennifer Lawrence - Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2016 held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 28th February 2016

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David O. Russell and Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence , David O Russell - The 88th Annual Academy Awards Arrivals at Academy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 29th February 2016

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Jennifer Lawrence and David O Russell
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Jennifer Lawrence
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David O. Russell , Diane Ladd - AARP's Movie For GrownUps Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Monday 8th February 2016

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David O. Russell and Diane Ladd
Diane Ladd, Joy Mangano and David O. Russell
Diane Ladd, Joy Mangano and David O. Russell

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Jennifer Lawrence Talks Working With Her 'Theatrical Father' Robert De Niro In 'Joy'


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After starring together in Silver Linings Playbook, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro have reunited for Joy, the true story of inventor Joy Mangano. This time De Niro is playing Lawrence’s father and thanks to their close bond, the actress couldn’t think of anyone more suited to play her on-screen dad.

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“Bob is so paternal and lovely to me,” Lawrence said. “He's just always been so nice to me, so it felt really natural that he would play my father, because in some ways he was this paternal figure that I had, raising me through this certain element of my life, through movies and fame.”

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Jennifer Lawrence Talks The Inspiring True Story Of Joy Mangano


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Jennifer Lawrence has teamed with director David O. Russell again this time for biopic, Joy, the amazing true story of 'miracle mop' inventor Joy Mangano. The film follows Mangano as she overcomes the odds (and her family) to fulfil her dreams, after finding the confidence to finally believe in herself.

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“This particular woman has her own dreams and has her own aspirations that she's put on hold for her entire life and I think that’s a huge reason why the story spanned for so long, for four generations,” Lawrence said of her character.

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Jennifer Lawrence Calls Joy Director A 'Mad-Scientist Genius'


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"It's fascinating and terrifying working for him because he's a mad-scientist genius," she explains. "He's inspired by anything." Lawrence isn't remotely bothered by Russell's reputation. "I always see the wide eyes of people who've never worked with him before," she laughs. "I tell them, 'You have to let go of all your s--t.' Working on his sets is like the Olympics of acting. Everything moves so fast. It's like watching someone do a giant abstract painting or sculpture and you go, 'Where is this going?' And then all of a sudden you're like, 'Oh, it's a pegasus. It's beautiful!'"

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She was on the set of The Hunger Games when she had a 4am phone call from Russell asking if she wanted to play the woman who invented the Miracle Mop. "From that seed he went off into David land," she says, "and it developed and changed, and now it's a completely different story. Usually it's about the fight on the way to success and the happy ending. David goes on to tell the struggle that comes after that, along with all the sacrifices that come with finally getting what you want."

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Bradley Cooper Talks The 'Joy' Of Working With Robert De Niro And Jennifer Lawrence Again


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After working together on 2012’s Silver Linings Playbook, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro and David O. Russell have teamed up again, this time for biopic Joy. Joy tells the story of inventor Joy Mangano, who broke the rules as a female to become a millionaire business woman thanks to her miracle mop. But for Cooper the real ‘joy’ of filming came from working with Lawrence, De Niro and Russell again, a team that he says he’d ‘do anything’ to make more movies with.

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Cooper’s first time starring opposite Jennifer Lawrence came in the Oscar nominated Silver Linings Playbook, a year later the pair went on to star in another award-nominated film, American Hustle. Speaking about their on-screen chemistry Cooper said: “She’s kind of the best really at what she does.”

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Joy Review

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After Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, mercurial filmmaker David O. Russell reunites with Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro for an offbeat biopic about the woman who invented the Miracle Mop. It's such a quirky movie that it's destined to divide audiences, but there's magic in Russell's loose, inventive filmmaking style. And this lively story has a lot to say about the tenacity required to achieve the American dream.

Joy Mangano (Lawrence) is the only sensible person in her family, so she's been running the household most of her life. But now things are getting a bit too complicated, as her father Rudy (De Niro) moves back into the house after his second marriage fails, Joy's mother Terry (Virginia Madsen) does little but watch her favourite soap opera, Joy's ex-husband Tony (Edgar Ramirez) lives in the basement pursuing his dream of becoming a pop star, and her sister (Dascha Polanco) undermines everything she does. As Joy cares for her own children, it's only her grandmother (Diane Ladd) who has any confidence in her. And when she has a flash of inspiration and creates a self-wringing mop, getting it on the market is an uphill battle. Finally, she catches the attention of Neil (Bradley Cooper), who runs a brand new shopping network called QVC.

The story spans some 40 years, during which Russell gleefully parallels Joy's family chaos with the lurid soap on Terry's television. Of the people around Joy, only Grandma, Tony and her childhood buddy Peggy (Elizabeth Rohm) believe in her. So even though her dad's new girlfriend (the fabulous Isabella Rossellini) invests in her mop, no one thinks she'll achieve any real success. This means that Joy's journey is a series of sometimes outrageous obstacles both within and outside her immediate circle. And of course the biggest barrier is her gender, because almost no one accepts the idea that she might be a genius.

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Joy Trailer


Joy Mangano always wanted to be an inventor and, after getting married, having three children and then getting divorced, she finally decides to follow her dream. It's often the male entrepreneurs that people remember in history, but Joy proves that women can be just as powerful as she rises to become president of her own company, Ingenious Designs, and invents the cutting edge cleaning system, 'Miracle Mop'; all while taking care of a family on her own and running into some difficult circumstances along the way. Betrayed, occasionally on the wrong side of the law and suffering from many losses, Joy is the living embodiment of what doesn't kill you makes you stronger - and with millions of dollars in sales, she's certainly stronger.

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Accidental Love Trailer


Alice Eckle is a roller-skating waitress deeply in love with Indiana State Trooper Scott. Before the two can get engaged, however, Eckle suffers a severe accident with a nail gun and gets a nail lodged deep in her skull. Unfortunately for her, she doesn't have any health insurance so she is forced to walk away from hospital without any surgery to remove it. In the meantime, she suffers brain damage which causes her to have mood swings, an increased sex drive and unpredictable behaviours. Needless to say, Scott is less than keen on the idea of marrying her now. No matter though, Alice appears to have other things on her mind; she wants to meet young Congressman Howard Birdwell to show her support for his proposition of beginning a healthcare bill. Unfortunately, he doesn't seem to have a clue what he's talking about, but that doesn't stop her falling head over heels for him.

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Jennifer Lawrence Denies Rumours Of Bust Up With Director David O. Russell


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Jennifer Lawrence has taken to social media to assure fans that the rumours of a bust-up between her and director David O. Russell are untrue.

The ‘Hunger Games’ star is currently filming Joy, her third collaboration with Russell and actor Bradley Cooper, and rumours earlier this week suggested that there was a noisy falling-out on set between actress and director on Tuesday. According to some reports, the pair were seen screaming at each other.

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Jennifer Lawrence has denied rumours of a fight on set with David O. Russell

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Jennifer Lawrence Is Hollywood's Darling - How Has She Done It?


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A teaser trailer for Jennifer Lawrence’s new film, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, was revealed at last week’s Comic-Con and fans had their appetite whet just enough to make them want more. This is the third in The Hunger Games’ franchise and will only serve to further establish Jennifer Lawrence’s Hollywood stardom.

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The latest Hunger games film, Mockingjay Part 1, sees Jennifer Lawrence's character, Katniss Everdeen, become the face of the revolution

But, at the tender age of 23, how has this girl from Louisville in Kentucky come to be ‘the most talented young actress in America’ according to The Rolling Stone? Picking some good films to star in and acting so well that you receive several award nominations and a couple of wins is a good place to start.

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Oscars 2014: 5 Reasons Why Alfonso Cuaron Will Win Best Director For 'Gravity'


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As we edge closer and closer to The Oscars on March 2, prices on the eventual winners are fluctuating less. Some favorites have settled: Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club, Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine and Alfonso Cuaron in the Best Director category for Gravity. And we can think of 5 good reasons why the bookies have the latter nailed on.

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1 - If Ang Lee’s Life of Pi win taught us anything…

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Joy Movie Review

Joy Movie Review

After Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, mercurial filmmaker David O. Russell reunites with Jennifer...

Joy Trailer

Joy Trailer

Joy Mangano always wanted to be an inventor and, after getting married, having three children...

Accidental Love Trailer

Accidental Love Trailer

Alice Eckle is a roller-skating waitress deeply in love with Indiana State Trooper Scott. Before...

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American Hustle Movie Review

American Hustle Movie Review

David O. Russell deploys his deranged genius to explore the real events behind Abscam, cleverly...

American Hustle Trailer

American Hustle Trailer

Irving Rosenfeld is a conman whose impressively deft criminal exploits have eluded authorities for years....

American Hustle - International Trailer Trailer

American Hustle - International Trailer Trailer

Whilst running a con, being anonymous is very important. Keeping past operations secret and your...

American Hustle Trailer

American Hustle Trailer

Irving Rosenfeld is one of America's most talented con artists but his world of ladies...

Silver Linings Playbook Movie Review

Silver Linings Playbook Movie Review

Writer-director David O. Russell's out-of-control filmmaking style is perfectly suited to a romantic-comedy involving mental...

Silver Linings Playbook Trailer

Silver Linings Playbook Trailer

Pat Solitano has just come out of a mental institution where he was sent after...

The Fighter Trailer

The Fighter Trailer

All Micky Ward has known is boxing, his half-brother Dicky was once a notable name...

I Heart Huckabees Movie Review

I Heart Huckabees Movie Review

In David O. Russell's I Heart Huckabees, everyone talks a little bit like they're in...

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