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For David O. Russell, an entry in his own 'Silver Linings Playbook'
The last time David O. Russell went to the White House, to screen “Three Kings” for Bill Clinton in 1999, he brought his 5-year-old son Matthew. Russell didn’t fully know it then, but a world of struggle loomed for the boy, who grappled with emotional difficulties for much of his childhood and adolescence. Those challenges also awaited the director, who felt acutely the frustrations of raising a son with behavioral issues.
By Steven Zeitchik
February 8, 2013