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Director, producer and screenwriter Alexander Payne was born in Omaha, Nebraska. His parents, Peggy (Constantine) and George Payne, ran a Greek restaurant. His father is of Greek and German ancestry, and his mother is of Greek descent; the family name was originally Papadopoulos. He has two older brothers. Alexander attended Stanford University, ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 80 wins & 121 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Descendants
The Descendants Producer
(2011)
Sideways
Sideways Director
(2004)
About Schmidt
About Schmidt Director
(2002)
Election
Election Director
(1999)

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 2014 Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (executive producer)
 2011 The Descendants (producer)
 2011 Cedar Rapids (producer)
 2009 Saidoweizu (executive producer)
 2007 King of California (producer)
 2007 The Savages (executive producer)
 2006/I Gray Matters (executive producer)
 2004 The Assassination of Richard Nixon (executive producer)
 1991 The Passion of Martin (producer)
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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

While accepting his Director of the Year award for Sideways (2004) at the Palm Spring Film Festival: "I thank you for this award, though I think there may be a problem with a world in which making small, human and humorous films is 'an achievement.' It should be the norm". See more »

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Attended Creighton Prep High School in Omaha, Nebraska See more »

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His films often deal with a sense of loneliness depicted by the main character See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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