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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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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 | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

P.T. Anderson | Paul Anderson

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

My dad was one of the first guys on the block to have a VCR. So along with all the videotapes that I would rummage through, I would find porno movies. Not that it twisted me into some maniac or anything. I was watching porno from age 10 to 17. I had an interest in it. See more »

Trivia:

Was employed as a standby director for A Prairie Home Companion (2006) for insurance purposes, and in the event that ailing 80-year-old director Robert Altman was unable to finish shooting. 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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