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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Nominated for 11 Oscars. Another 97 wins & 256 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Punch-Drunk Love Director
(2002)
(2007)
Licorice Pizza Director
(2021)
Boogie Nights Director
(1997)

Filmography

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 2022 Haim: Lost Track (Music Video short)
 2021 Licorice Pizza (directed by)
 2020 Haim: Man from the Magazine (Music Video short)
 2020 Haim: The Steps (Music Video short)
 2019 Haim: Hallelujah (Music Video short)
 2019 Haim: Now I'm in It (Music Video short)
 2019 Haim: Summer Girl (Music Video short)
 2019/I Anima (Short)
 2018 For the Hungry Boy (Video short)
 2018 Haim: Night So Long - Live at the Greek (Music Video short)
 2017 Phantom Thread (directed by)
 2017 Haim: Little of Your Love (Music Video short)
 2017 Haim: Valentine (Video documentary short)
 2017 Haim: Right Now (Music Video short)
 2016 Radiohead: The Numbers (Music Video short)
 2016 Radiohead: Daydreaming (Music Video short)
 2015 Everything in This Dream (Short)
 2015 Joanna Newsom: Divers (Music Video short)
 2015 Junun (Documentary)
 2015 Joanna Newsom: Sapokanikan (Music Video short)
 2014 Inherent Vice (directed by)
 2013 Fiona Apple: Hot Knife (Music Video short)
 2013 Back Beyond (Video short)
 2012 The Master (directed by)
 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 short)
 2002 Punch-Drunk Love (directed by)
 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 short)
 1999 Magnolia (directed by)
 1999 Aimee Mann: Save Me (Music Video short)
 1999 Fiona Apple: Fast as You Can (Music Video short)
 1998 Fiona Apple: Across the Universe (Music Video short)
 1998 Flagpole Special (Video short)
 1997 Boogie Nights (directed by)
 1997 Michael Penn: Try (Music Video)
 1996 Hard Eight (directed by)
 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 for Fiona Apple, "Paper Bag". See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Interviews | 6 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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on researching for There Will Be Blood (2007)] After a few trips to Bakersfield, where they have museums devoted to the early oilmen, I started to get a sense of the film. The museums are largely trailers with a lot of oil equipment lying around the yard. Back in the day, enough people had cameras and they took a lot of pictures. Oil fields were an interesting thing to photograph, and that ... See more »

Trivia:

Dating Maya Rudolph since November 2001. See more »


Nickname:

P.T.

Star Sign:

Cancer

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