Richard Kelly

Richard Kelly

Overview: Biography, Net Worth and Movies

Richard Kelly is an American film director, screenwriter and producer. He wrote and directed the films Donnie Darko, Southland Tales and The Box. He has directed two acclaimed short films before bursting onto the scene with his debut feature, “Donnie Darko” (2001). This neo-noir psychological thriller catapulted him to cult status, with its haunting imagery, cryptic plot. And unforgettable soundtrack captivating audiences and sparking endless interpretations. Despite the critical acclaim and passionate fanbase, Kelly subsequent projects haven’t achieved the same level of mainstream success.

Richard Kelly ambitious musical epic “Southland Tales” (2007) and the existential drama “The Box” (2009) proved divisive, showcasing his singular vision but struggling to find wider acceptance. Kelly continues to pursue his artistic pursuits, with reports of him working on a biographical film. About Rod Serling and a potential return to the world of “Donnie Darko.” His enigmatic presence and unwavering commitment to his artistic vision. And ensure that he remains a fascinating figure in the world of cinema.

BornMarch 28, 1975
Height5’10” (1.78 m)
Marital StatusMarried
Children1 (no public)
ParentsLane Kelly and Ennis Kelly

Richard Kelly Net Worth and Earnings

Richard Kelly, the enigmatic visionary behind cult classics like “Donnie Darko” (2001) and “Southland Tales” (2006). And he navigates a different realm than most Hollywood filmmakers. His estimated net worth of at least $22 million reflect a career more focused on artistic integrity than box office dominance.

Richard Kelly Earnings From Movie

Donnie Darko (Director & Writer)2001$0.5 million
Southland Tales (Director & Writer)2007$1 million
The Box (Director & Writer)2009$1.5 million
I Heart Huckabees (Writer)2004$0.25 million
Domino (Writer)2005$250 thousand

Richard Kelly Awards

Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature2002Donnie Darko
Saturn Award for Best Young Actor in a Leading Role2002Donnie Darko
Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Young Actor in a Leading Role2002Donnie Darko
Sitges – Catalan International Film Festival for Special Jury Prize2001Donnie Darko
Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival for Pegasus Award for Best Film2002Donnie Darko
Ghent International Film Festival for Grand Prix2002Donnie Darko