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David R. Ellis

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David Richard Ellis (September 8, 1952 – January 7, 2013) was an American film director and stunt performer born in Santa Monica, California in 1952. His credits included dozens of films and television series including National Lampoon’s Vacation, Baywatch, Lethal Weapon, and Patriot Games.
He also served as second unit director on blockbuster action films like Waterworld, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, The Matrix Reloaded, and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. His feature directorial credits included the action thriller Snakes on a Plane and two entries in the Final Destination series.