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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 & 119 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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 2017 Downsizing (producer) (filming)
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 2016/I Wilson (producer) (completed)
 2014 Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (executive producer)
 2011 The Descendants (producer)
 2011 Cedar Rapids (producer)
 2009 Sideways (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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5' 10" (1.78 m)
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[on Reese Witherspoon]: She has such intelligence and humor, so it was a joyous leap of faith. Working with her, I kept thinking of Holly Hunter, she is an actress who is equally at home in character roles and in leads and in comedy and in drama.  Reese has that kind of range, as an actress and as a human being. See more »

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Everytime he was nominated for the Best Director Oscar, Martin Scorsese was nominated in the same category alongside him: first in 2005 when Payne was nominated for Sideways (2004) and Scorsese for The Aviator (2004), then in 2012 when Payne was nominated for The Descendants (2011) and Scorsese for Hugo (2011) and finally in 2014 when Payne was nominated for Nebraska (2013) and Scorsese for The ... See more »

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Often sets his films in and around Omaha, Nebraska See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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