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Although his name is often linked to that of the "movie brat" generation (Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Brian De Palma, etc.) Paul Schrader's background couldn't have been more different than theirs. His strict Calvinist parents refused to allow him to see a film until he was 18. Although he more than made ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 11 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 The Jesuit (screenplay) (completed)
 2014 Dying of the Light (screenplay)
 2007 The Walker (written by)
 1999 Bringing Out the Dead (screenplay)
 1999 Forever Mine (written by)
 1997 Affliction (screenplay)
 1997 Touch (screenplay)
 1996 City Hall (written by)
 1992 Light Sleeper (written by)
 1988 The Last Temptation of Christ (screenplay)
 1987 Light of Day (written by)
 1986 The Mosquito Coast (screenplay)
 1985 Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (written by)
 1982 Cat People (uncredited)
 1980 Raging Bull (screenplay)
 1980 American Gigolo (written by)
 1979 Old Boyfriends (written by)
 1979 Hardcore (written by)
 1978 Blue Collar (written by)
 1977 Rolling Thunder (original story) / (screenplay)
 1976 Obsession (screenplay) / (story)
 1976 Taxi Driver (written by)
 1974 The Yakuza (screenplay)
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Other Works:

Book: "Transcendental Style in Film: Ozu, Bresson, Dreyer". Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 0306803356

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1 Print Biography | 9 Interviews | 5 Articles | See more »

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5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Personal Quote:

[on Robert De Niro's Oscar for Raging Bull (1980)] Dieting is not acting, but DeNiro was the first one to do that kind of thing. It would have been a gimmick if he wasn't so good. But I think it's the gimmick that won him the award. See more »


Brother-in-law of Chieko Schrader. See more »


His films often set in the late or the middle of the night. See more »

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