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Anderson was born in 1970. He was one of the first of the "video store" generation of film-makers. His father was the first man on his block to own a V.C.R., and from a very early age Anderson had an infinite number of titles available to him. While film-makers like Spielberg cut their teeth making high-8 films, Anderson cut his teeth shooting ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 61 wins & 97 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2014 Inherent Vice
 2013 Back Beyond (Video short)
 2012 The Master
 2003 Blossoms & Blood (Video short)
 2003 Mattress Man Commercial (Video short)
 2003 Couch (TV Short)
 2001 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Molly Shannon (Video short) (segment "FANatic")
 2000 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Ben Affleck/Fiona Apple (2000) ... (segment "Fanatic")
 2000 SNL Fanatic (TV Short)
 1999 Magnolia
 1998 Flagpole Special (Video short)
 1997 Boogie Nights
 1996 Hard Eight
 1993 Cigarettes & Coffee (Short) (as Paul Anderson)
 1988 The Dirk Diggler Story (Short) (as Paul Anderson)
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Other Works:

Music video for Aimee Mann - Save Me (1999). See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

P.T. Anderson | Paul Anderson

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on researching for There Will Be Blood (2007)] After a few trips to Bakersfield, where they have museums devoted to the early oilmen, I started to get a sense of the film. The museums are largely trailers with a lot of oil equipment lying around the yard. Back in the day, enough people had cameras and they took a lot of pictures. Oil fields were an interesting thing to photograph, and that ... See more »

Trivia:

Cites Martin Scorsese and Jonathan Demme as his biggest influences and considers both to be the greatest American film directors. See more »

Trademark:

His films are often set in the San Fernando Valley, California See more »

Nickname:

PTA

Star Sign:

Cancer

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