Paul Thomas Anderson


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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 8 mm films, Anderson cut his teeth shooting films... See full bio »

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Movies Written and Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

Paul Thomas Anderson's new film Phantom Thread marks the eighth feature film that the director has also written. Discover other films he has both written and directed.

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Nominated for 8 Oscars. Another 81 wins & 191 nominations. See more awards »

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Punch-Drunk Love Director
(2002)
(2007)
Boogie Nights Director
(1997)
Inherent Vice Director
(2014)

Filmography

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 2021 Licorice Pizza (directed by)
 2020 Haim: Man from the Magazine (Music Video)
 2020 Haim: The Steps (Music Video)
 2019 Haim: Hallelujah (Short)
 2019 Haim: Now I'm in It (Music Video)
 2019 Haim: Summer Girl (Music Video)
 2019/I Anima (Short)
 2018 For the Hungry Boy (Video short)
 2017 Phantom Thread (directed by)
 2017 Haim: Little of Your Love (Music Video)
 2017 Haim: Valentine (Video documentary short)
 2017 Haim: Right Now (Music Video)
 2016 Radiohead: The Numbers (Music Video)
 2016 Radiohead: Daydreaming (Music Video)
 2015 Everything in This Dream (Short)
 2015 Joanna Newsom: Divers (Music Video)
 2015 Junun (Documentary)
 2015 Joanna Newsom: Sapokanikan (Music Video)
 2014 Inherent Vice
 2013 Fiona Apple: Hot Knife (Music Video)
 2013 Back Beyond (Video short)
 2012 The Master
 2007 There Will Be Blood (directed by)
 2003 Blossoms & Blood (Video short)
 2003 Mattress Man Commercial (Video short)
 2003 Couch (TV Short)
 2002 Jon Brion: Here We Go (Music Video)
 2001 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Molly Shannon (Video) (segment ": "FANatic")
 2000 Fiona Apple: Paper Bag (Music Video)
 2000 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Ben Affleck/Fiona Apple (2000) ... (segment "Fanatic")
 2000 SNL Fanatic (TV Short)
 2000 Fiona Apple: Limp (Music Video)
 1999 Magnolia
 1999 Aimee Mann: Save Me (Music Video)
 1999 Fiona Apple: Fast as You Can (Music Video)
 1998 Fiona Apple: Across the Universe (Music Video)
 1998 Flagpole Special (Video short)
 1997 Boogie Nights (directed by)
 1997 Michael Penn: Try (Music Video)
 1996 Hard Eight
 1993 Cigarettes & Coffee (Short) (as Paul Anderson)
 1988 The Dirk Diggler Story (Short) (as Paul Anderson)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Directed music video, "Across The Universe", by Fiona Apple. See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Interviews | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

P.T. Anderson | Paul Anderson

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Spouse:

Maya Rudolph  (4 children)

Children:

Anderson, Pearl Minnie | See more »

Parents:

Ernie Anderson | Anderson, Minnie Ida
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Personal Quote:

I have a feeling, one of those gut feelings, that I'll make pretty good movies the rest of my life. And maybe I'll make some clunkers, maybe I'll make some winners, but I guess the way that I really feel is that Magnolia (1999) is, for better or worse, the best movie I'll ever make. See more »

Trivia:

Got the initial idea for Hard Eight (1996) after watching Philip Baker Hall in Midnight Run (1988) according to a 2008 'Esquire' article: "In the summer of 1988, for example, when Midnight Run (1988) came out. It was a fairly formulaic action-comedy, and Martin Brest wasn't even close to Anderson's pantheon of cool directors, but one thing caught his eye: a little-known actor named Philip Baker ... See more »

Trademark:

[Camel cigarettes] All smoking characters in Anderson's early movies smoke Camel cigarettes - Philip Baker Hall smokes Camel Filters in Hard Eight (1996), William H. Macy smokes Camel Lights in Magnolia (1999). See more »

Nickname:

P.T.

Star Sign:

Cancer

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