July 4, 2022

Chuck Russell Bio, age, Family, children, Net Worth, Junglee 2019, Movies

Chuck Russell

Chuck Russell real name Charles “Chuck” Russell is an American director, producer, screen writer and actor born May 9, 1958 in Park Ridge, Illinois. He attended Maine South High School and was a graduate of the 1976 class. He attended the University of Illinois.

Chuck Russell Family

His family details are not in the public domain.

Chuck Russell Children

He adopted  Logan Joseph.

Chuck Russell

Chuck Russell Junglee

Junglee (transl. wild) is an action-adventure 2019 Indian Hindi-language film directed by American filmmaker Chuck Russell and produced by Junglee Pictures. Starring Vidyut Jammwal, Pooja Sawant and Asha Bhat in the leading roles, the film revolves around a veterinary doctor who meets and fights against an international poacher’s racket upon returning to his father’s elephant reserve. The film features Jammwal’s martial arts and stunts of action. The initial release date is set for a week to give a solo release to Romeo Akbar Walter. It was initially planned for release on October 19, 2018, and then released on March 29, 2019, for April 5.

Chuck Russell Movie List | Chuck Russell Directed Movies

Year

Title

Credited as

Director

Producer

Writer

2019

Junglee

Yes

No

Screenplay

2019

India King of Martial Arts

Yes

No

No

2016

I Am Wrath

Yes

No

No

2010

Fringe

Yes

No

No

2004

Collateral

No

Executive

No

2002

The Scorpion King

Yes

No

No

2000

Bless the Child

Yes

No

No

1996

Eraser

Yes

Executive

No

1994

The Mask

Yes

Executive

No

1988

The Blob

Yes

No

Co-Writer

1987

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Yes

No

Co-Writer

1986

Back to School

No

Yes

No

1985

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

No

Yes

No

1984

Dreamscape

No

Associate

Co-Writer

1984

Body Rock

No

Yes

No

1982

The Seduction

No

Executive

No

1981

Hell Night

No

Executive

No

1980

The Hearse

No

Line

No

1977

Joyride

Assistant

No

No

Chuck Russell Bollywood

Chuck Russell age

Chuck is 60 years old born 9 May 1958.

Chuck Russell Interview

https://youtu.be/7qPAIZ7XCiU

Chuck Russell Net Worth

Chuck Russell’s net worth is $40 million.

Chuck Russell Wife

Chuck married Ania Zeyne in 2007

The Blob Chuck Russell

The Blob is an independently made 1958 American science fiction horror film by De Luxe, produced by Jack H. Harris, directed by Irvin Yeaworth, written by Kay Linaker and Theodore Simonson, in widescreen colour. The film stars Steve McQueen as well as Aneta Corsaut and co-stars Earl Rowe and Olin Howland (in his starring feature film debut as Steven McQueen). Paramount Pictures distributed the Blob as a dual feature with I Married an Outer Space Monster.

Chuck Russell News

Chuck Russell: I couldn’t do the movie unless the elephants were safe and happy

Chuck Russell ‘directed’ a real elephant herd for the first time in his life for ‘Junglee’. He tells us that it was very important for him that the elephants were comfortable and happy, which is why he brought no animal trainers along with him for the shoot – the default Hollywood way. Chuck wanted to work only with the elephants and their mahouts, which elicited grim warnings from his Hollywood colleagues. But for the director, the journey which began in fear soon transformed into respect, and then love. “I’ve worked with a guy who’s a legend in Hollywood, Sled Reynolds (animal trainer Paul ‘Sled’ Reynolds) who did ‘Tarzan’, ‘The Ape Man’ (1981) with Bo Derek, he did ‘The Scorpion King’ for me. He was kind of a mentor for me in working with animals, and he told me, ‘Chuck, do not go out there and think you’re the elephant whisperer. They are very dangerous, wild animals’. He wanted me to take some of his trainers with me and he basically made me promise not to get too close to the elephants. Because elephants can kill you accidentally,” says Chuck, and then adds with a chuckle, “I haven’t sent him the trailer yet, ‘coz he’s going to kill me! I did tell him that I wanted to work with the mahouts, and he just… This is the Hollywood thinking, and Sled is a master. But ‘Junglee’ is a different situation. This is a real herd of elephants, with each having a mahout that stays with his/her elephant for life. So this was a much more naturalistic approach to shooting elephants.”

What fears did he bring with him? “From the beginning, I knew it was dangerous,” replies Chuck, “Our protocols were developed one step at a time until I felt it was safe. Vidyut was always at the lead because he’s got his own opinion about what is safe, but around the animals, it was only respect. I didn’t tell them when to work, they told me. We earned their trust first, and then I was amazed at the things that happened between them. So it was a slow process, I was there a couple of weeks before we started filming, Vidyut spent a couple of weeks just with Bhola. And then we brought the rest of the crew in.”

He adds, “By the time we were done, we knew what he liked, we knew his apples. Bhola does not let other people approach him. Just his mahout, and Vidyut and fortunately, myself, thanks to the time we spent together. So this was a legit wildlife adventure. I couldn’t do a movie about my love for elephants and the fact that we could lose them, unless the elephants I worked with were truly safe, happy and enjoyed working on our set.”