LOS ANGELES — Hollywood director David O. Russell took a meeting last week to talk about a movie. But the man in the room with him wasn’t a studio executive or an actor hoping for a role — he was Vice President Joe Biden.
Russell met Biden and spoke on the Senate floor in support of legislation on mental health care. His movie “Silver Linings Playbook” focuses on a man with bipolar disorder and is in contention for eight Oscars, including best picture, come Feb. 24.
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