In this publicity image released by Paramount Pictures, Mark Wahlberg, left, and director David O. Russell are shown on the set of "The Fighter."  Mr. Russell was nominated for an Academy Award for best director for "The Fighter." (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Jojo Whilden)

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In this publicity image released by Paramount Pictures, Mark Wahlberg, left, and director David O. Russell are shown on the set of "The Fighter." Mr. Russell was nominated for an Academy Award for best director for "The Fighter." (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Jojo Whilden)