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Russell Says At Last, He's Making The Films He 'Was Meant To Make'

David O. Russell, director of American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook, first spoke with Terry Gross back in 1994. On Thursday, he tells her that after 20 years, he's finally met his aspirations.

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At Last, David O. Russell Is Making The Films He Was Meant To Make

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