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Alexander Payne (I)


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 81 wins & 123 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)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Producer (15 credits)
 2017/I Crash Pad (executive producer) (completed)
 2017 Downsizing (producer)
 2014 Run Fast (Short) (executive producer)
 2014 Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (executive producer)
 2012 Breaking Night (Short) (executive producer)
 2009-2011 Hung (TV Series) (executive producer - 26 episodes)
- What's Going on Downstairs? or Don't Eat Prince Eric! (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Money on the Floor (2011) ... (executive producer)
- We're Golden or Crooks and Big Beaver (2011) ... (executive producer)
- F**k Me, Mr. Drecker or Let's Not Go to Jail (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Mister Drecker or Ease Up on the Whup-Ass (2011) ... (executive producer)
 2011 L Train (Short) (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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Reese Witherspoon in Election (1999)] She inhabited that role fully, but she can do all these other roles. You see a woman in her, not a girl. She's going to be interesting for a long time. See more »

Trivia:

His father is of Greek and German ancestry, and his mother is of Greek descent. His paternal grandfather, a Greek immigrant, changed the family surname from "Papadopoulos" to "Payne". See more »

Trademark:

Frequently uses actual people in roles of minor characters in his movies (real life policemen for policemen, real life restaurant servers for servers, real life teachers for teachers) See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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