Born On This Day — August 20

Russell & George Clooney 'Three Kings' (1999)
David O. Russell and George Clooney making Three Kings (1999)

It’s imperative for me to tell everybody that this is personal, it means a lot to me. You have to impart how much it means to you in a personal way, which will bring everybody into it, and get you closer to working with that horse, whether that’s a Steadicam operator or an actor. That’s the thing I’m most proud of.

—David O. Russell