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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 high-8 films, Anderson cut his teeth shooting ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 64 wins & 106 nominations. See more awards »

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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:

Directed music video, "Limp", by Fiona Apple. 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:

Screenwriting is like ironing. You move forward a little bit and go back and smooth things out. See more »

Trivia:

Is a big fan of Major League Baseball. His favorite teams are his hometown Los Angeles Dodgers and his late father's favorite team, the Boston Red Sox. 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 and Michael Penn in two films. See more »

Nickname:

PTA

Star Sign:

Cancer

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The best scene he has filmed? metallica_m
He should not adapt Gravity's Rainbow... jematticusxe
relationship with John c. Reilly wearethemayor
Paul Thomas Anderson Puppet Sketch celluloidsimple
Happy Birthday, Paul! jen485
Every new movie seems to get more Kubrickian. Yes? Vince70
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