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  • Winter's Tale

  • R.I.P.D.

  • Impulse

  • Shark Night

  • The Last of the Finest

  • Cop Out

  • The Final Destination

  • Snakes on a Plane

  • Just Like Heaven

  • Everybody Wins

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David R. Ellis Movies

  • Profession: Second Unit Director, Stunts, Director
  • Born: Sep 10, 1952
  • Died: Jan 7, 2013
  • Birth Name: David Richard Ellis
  • Biography: A prolific stuntman turned high-profile second-unit action director and, ultimately, feature filmmaker, California native David R. Ellis got his start in cinema as an actor before discovering that his high threshold for pain and addiction to... Continued
Movie Role(s) Year
Winter's Tale Second Unit Director 2014
R.I.P.D. Stunts Coordinator 2013
Shark Night Director 2011
Cop Out Second Unit Director 2010
The Final Destination Director 2009
Snakes on a Plane Director 2006
Just Like Heaven Second Unit Director 2005
Cellular Director 2004
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Second Unit Director 2003
The Matrix Reloaded Second Unit Director 2003
Final Destination 2 Director 2003
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Second Unit Director 2001
Just Visiting Second Unit Director 2001
Exit Wounds Second Unit Director 2001
The Perfect Storm Second Unit Director 2000
Disney's The Kid Second Unit Director 2000
Ride With the Devil Second Unit Director 1999
Soldier Second Unit Director 1998
Holy Man Second Unit Director 1998
The Negotiator Second Unit Director 1998
Body of Evidence Second Unit Director / Stunts Coordinator 1993
Patriot Games Stunts 1992
Kuffs Stunts 1992
The Addams Family Stunts 1991
Misery Stunts 1990
Impulse Stunts 1990
Blind Fury Ski Lodge Killer / Ski Lodge Killer 1990
The Last of the Finest Stunts 1990
Everybody Wins Stunts 1990
The Mighty Quinn Jersey / Jersey 1989
Moving Stunts 1988
Anna Daniel's Father / Daniel's Father 1987
To Live and Die in L.A. Stunts 1985
Rocky III Opponent / Opponent 1982
The Freshman Stunts 1925
Sphere Second Unit Director
Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book Stunts
King of the Mountain Stunts
The Devil's Own Second Unit Director
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco Director
Sharky's Machine Stunts
The Beastmaster Stunts

Worked With

Colin Farrell Winter's Tale 2014
Jessica Brown Findlay Winter's Tale 2014
William Hurt Winter's Tale 2014
Russell Crowe Winter's Tale 2014
Jennifer Connelly Winter's Tale 2014
Jeff Bridges R.I.P.D. 2013
Ryan Reynolds R.I.P.D. 2013
Kevin Bacon R.I.P.D. 2013
Mary-Louise Parker R.I.P.D. 2013
Stephanie Szostak R.I.P.D. 2013
James Hong R.I.P.D. 2013
Dustin Milligan Shark Night 2011
Sara Paxton Shark Night 2011
Sinqua Walls Shark Night 2011
Alyssa Diaz Shark Night 2011
Joel David Moore Shark Night 2011
Chris Carmack Shark Night 2011
Bruce Willis Cop Out 2010
Tracy Morgan Cop Out 2010
Seann William Scott Cop Out 2010
Adam Brody Cop Out 2010
Kevin Pollak Cop Out 2010
Guillermo Diaz Cop Out 2010
Bobby Campo The Final Destination 2009
Shantel VanSanten The Final Destination 2009
Nick Zano The Final Destination 2009
Mykelti Williamson The Final Destination 2009
Krista Allen The Final Destination 2009
Samuel L. Jackson Snakes on a Plane 2006
Julianna Margulies Snakes on a Plane 2006
Nathan Phillips Snakes on a Plane 2006
Bobby Cannavale Snakes on a Plane 2006
Flex Alexander Snakes on a Plane 2006
Todd Louiso Snakes on a Plane 2006
Reese Witherspoon Just Like Heaven 2005
Mark Ruffalo Just Like Heaven 2005
Donal Logue Just Like Heaven 2005
Dina Waters Just Like Heaven 2005
Ben Shenkman Just Like Heaven 2005
Jon Heder Just Like Heaven 2005
Kim Basinger Cellular 2004
Chris Evans Cellular 2004
Jason Statham Cellular 2004
Eric Christian Olsen Cellular 2004
Noah Emmerich Cellular 2004
William H. Macy Cellular 2004
Paul Bettany Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 2003
Billy Boyd Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 2003
James D'Arcy Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 2003
Lee Ingleby Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 2003
Keanu Reeves The Matrix Reloaded 2003
Carrie-Anne Moss The Matrix Reloaded 2003
Laurence Fishburne The Matrix Reloaded 2003
Hugo Weaving The Matrix Reloaded 2003
Jada Pinkett Smith The Matrix Reloaded 2003
Ali Larter Final Destination 2 2003
A.J. Cook Final Destination 2 2003
Michael Landes Final Destination 2 2003
Terrence "T.C." Carson Final Destination 2 2003
Jonathan Cherry Final Destination 2 2003
Keegan Connor Tracy Final Destination 2 2003
Daniel Radcliffe Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001
Emma Watson Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001
Rupert Grint Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001
Maggie Smith Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001
Robbie Coltrane Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001
Alan Rickman Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001
Jean Reno Just Visiting 2001
Christina Applegate Just Visiting 2001
Christian Clavier Just Visiting 2001
Tara Reid Just Visiting 2001
Bridgette Wilson Just Visiting 2001
Steven Seagal Exit Wounds 2001
DMX Exit Wounds 2001
Isaiah Washington Exit Wounds 2001
Anthony Anderson Exit Wounds 2001
Michael Jai White Exit Wounds 2001
Bill Duke Exit Wounds 2001
George Clooney The Perfect Storm 2000
Mark Wahlberg The Perfect Storm 2000
John C. Reilly The Perfect Storm 2000
Diane Lane The Perfect Storm 2000
William Fichtner The Perfect Storm 2000
John Hawkes The Perfect Storm 2000
Spencer Breslin Disney's The Kid 2000
Emily Mortimer Disney's The Kid 2000
Lily Tomlin Disney's The Kid 2000
Chi McBride Disney's The Kid 2000
Jean Smart Disney's The Kid 2000
Skeet Ulrich Ride With the Devil 1999
Tobey Maguire Ride With the Devil 1999
Jeffrey Wright Ride With the Devil 1999
Simon Baker Ride With the Devil 1999
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers Ride With the Devil 1999
Kurt Russell Soldier 1998
Jason Scott Lee Soldier 1998
Connie Nielsen Soldier 1998
Sean Pertwee Soldier 1998
Michael Chiklis Soldier 1998
Gary Busey Soldier 1998
Eddie Murphy Holy Man 1998
Jeff Goldblum Holy Man 1998
Kelly Preston Holy Man 1998
Robert Loggia Holy Man 1998
Jon Cryer Holy Man 1998
Eric McCormack Holy Man 1998
Kevin Spacey The Negotiator 1998
David Morse The Negotiator 1998
Ron Rifkin The Negotiator 1998
John Spencer The Negotiator 1998
Madonna Body of Evidence 1993
Willem Dafoe Body of Evidence 1993
Anne Archer Body of Evidence 1993
Joe Mantegna Body of Evidence 1993
Julianne Moore Body of Evidence 1993
Jürgen Prochnow Body of Evidence 1993
Harrison Ford Patriot Games 1992
Patrick Bergin Patriot Games 1992
Sean Bean Patriot Games 1992
Thora Birch Patriot Games 1992
Christian Slater Kuffs 1992
Tony Goldwyn Kuffs 1992
Milla Jovovich Kuffs 1992
Bruce Boxleitner Kuffs 1992
Troy Evans Kuffs 1992
Anjelica Huston The Addams Family 1991
Christopher Lloyd The Addams Family 1991
Dan Hedaya The Addams Family 1991
Christina Ricci The Addams Family 1991
Carel Struycken The Addams Family 1991
James Caan Misery 1990
Kathy Bates Misery 1990
Frances Sternhagen Misery 1990
Richard Farnsworth Misery 1990
Lauren Bacall Misery 1990
Theresa Russell Impulse 1990
Jeff Fahey Impulse 1990
Alan Rosenberg Impulse 1990
Rutger Hauer Blind Fury 1990
Terry O'Quinn Blind Fury 1990
Lisa Blount Blind Fury 1990
Brian Dennehy The Last of the Finest 1990
Joe Pantoliano The Last of the Finest 1990
Bill Paxton The Last of the Finest 1990
Deborra-Lee Furness The Last of the Finest 1990
Debra Winger Everybody Wins 1990
Nick Nolte Everybody Wins 1990
Will Patton Everybody Wins 1990
Judith Ivey Everybody Wins 1990
Kathleen Wilhoite Everybody Wins 1990
Denzel Washington The Mighty Quinn 1989
Robert Townsend The Mighty Quinn 1989
Mimi Rogers The Mighty Quinn 1989
M. Emmet Walsh The Mighty Quinn 1989
Sheryl Lee Ralph The Mighty Quinn 1989
Richard Pryor Moving 1988
Beverly Todd Moving 1988
Dana Carvey Moving 1988
Randy Quaid Moving 1988
Stacey Dash Moving 1988
Sally Kirkland Anna 1987
Paulina Porizkova Anna 1987
William Petersen To Live and Die in L.A. 1985
John Pankow To Live and Die in L.A. 1985
John Turturro To Live and Die in L.A. 1985
Sylvester Stallone Rocky III 1982
Carl Weathers Rocky III 1982
Mr. T Rocky III 1982
Talia Shire Rocky III 1982
Burt Young Rocky III 1982
Matthew Broderick The Freshman 1925
Marlon Brando The Freshman 1925
Bruno Kirby The Freshman 1925
Penelope Ann Miller The Freshman 1925
Frank Whaley The Freshman 1925