Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:15:00 GMT | By Natasha Sporn
Films and directors discovered at Sundance

David O. Russell - 1994



Many of David O. Russell's indie films have been discovered at Sundance (© Wireimage/Getty Images)
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  • Many of David O. Russell's indie films have been discovered at Sundance (© Wireimage/Getty Images)
  • 'The Usual Suspects' (1995) proved to be one of Singer's classic and best works (© c.Gramercy/Everett/REX Features)
  • Todd Solondz's indie comedy about a 7th grader (© c.Sony Pics/Everett/REX Features)
  • Director Wes Anderson with actor Owen Wilson (© Everett Collection/REX Features)
  • Daniel Myrick's horror film revolved around the story of three missing students (© Moviestore Collection/REX Features)
  • Christian Bale and Matt Ross star in the 2000 thriller (© c.Lions Gate/Everett/REX Features)
  • Guy Pearce as Leonard Shelby (© c.Newmarket/Everett/REX Features)
  • A young Jake Gyllenhaal played Donnie Darko (© Everett Collection/REX Features)
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I Heart Huckabees director David O. Russell went on to directing fame after his talent was noted at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival with Spanking The Monkey. Russell's unique ability for creating smart and attractive characters in his film won him the Sundance Film Award that year.

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