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 David R. Ellis

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David R. Ellis

  • Birth 8 Sep 1952 Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Death 7 Jan 2013 Johannesburg, City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 103278081

Director. Ellis' big screen debut was in the 1975 film 'The Strongest Man in the World' as a supporting actor in a juvenile role. The following year he switched to stunts in the film 'Baby Blue Marine' and worked as a stuntman from then on. In 1981 he became a stunt co-ordinator for such films as 'Gorky Park' (1983), 'Fatal Attraction' (1987), 'Road House' (1989) and 'Misery' (1990). In 1986 he began working as an assistant director or second assistant director, in charge of action sequences for such films as 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' (2001) and 'The Matrix Reloaded' (2003). In 1996, Ellis made his debut as a director in the Disney film 'Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco' (1996). Among films he went on to direct were 'Final Destination 2' (2003), 'Cellular' (2004), 'Snakes on a Plane' (2006), 'Asylum' (2008) and 'Shark Night 3-D' (2011). Ellis' body was discovered in the bathroom of a hotel in South Africa where he was on location shooting a movie.

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  • Originally Created by: Louis du Mort
  • Added: 8 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103278081
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