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Paul Thomas Anderson


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 8 mm films, Anderson cut his teeth shooting films... See full bio »

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Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 60 wins & 162 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

There Will Be Blood
(2007)
Magnolia
Magnolia Director
(1999)
Boogie Nights
Boogie Nights Director
(1997)
The Master
The Master Director
(2012)

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 2015 Joanna Newsom: Divers (Video short)
 2015 Joanna Newsom: Sapokanikan (Video short)
 2013 Fiona Apple: Hot Knife (Video short)
 2013 Back Beyond (Video short)
 2003 Blossoms & Blood (Video short)
 2003 Mattress Man Commercial (Video short)
 2002 Jon Brion: Here We Go (Video short)
 2001 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Molly Shannon (Video short) (segment ": "FANatic")
 2000 Fiona Apple: Paper Bag (Video short)
 2000 Fiona Apple: Limp (Video short)
 1999 Aimee Mann: Save Me (Video short)
 1999 Fiona Apple: Fast as You Can (Video short)
 1998 Fiona Apple: Across the Universe (Video short)
 1998 Flagpole Special (Video short)
 1997 Michael Penn: Try (Video short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

6 Interviews | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

P.T. Anderson | Paul Anderson

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

You can really see a strong and distinctive line between '70s and '80s porn, not just in the quality but in the spirit behind it. See more »

Trivia:

Once described Magnolia (1999) as "for better or worse, the best movie I'll ever make". See more »

Trademark:

[Recurring names] Paul Thomas Anderson has used Philip Seymour Hoffman in five films and Jon Brion in four films; Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Melora Walters and Luis Guzmán in three films; Alfred Molina, Julianne Moore, William H. Macy, Ricky Jay, Michael Penn, Mary Lynn Rajskub, 'Kevin J. O'Connor (I)', David Warshofsky, Paul F. Tompkins and Joaquin Phoenix in two films. See more »

Nickname:

PTA

Star Sign:

Cancer

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