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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 is the youngest of three brothers. Alexander attended Stanford ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 81 wins & 127 nominations. See more awards »

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Nebraska Director
(2013)
The Descendants Producer
(2011)
Election Director
(1999)
Sideways Director
(2004)

Filmography

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 2020 Small Town Wisconsin (executive producer)
 2020 The Last Shift (executive producer)
 2017/I Crash Pad (executive producer)
 2017 Downsizing (producer)
 2015 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 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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3 Interviews | 8 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)

Spouse:

Maria Kontou  (filed for divorce)  (1 child) | See more »

Parents:

Constantine, Peggy | Payne, George
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It's my hope that we're getting into an era where the value of a film is based on its proximity to real life rather than its distance from it. To do that, you need actors - stars, basically - who don't necessarily look like Ben Affleck. See more »

Trivia:

One of his motivations to move the title character of About Schmidt (2002) from New York City in the novel to Payne's hometown of Omaha, Nebraska was as a tribute to the great history of "creative" people that hail from that small Midwestern city. Other famous people who are originally from Omaha include Henry Fonda, Marlon Brando, Fred Astaire, Montgomery Clift, Dorothy McGuire, Nick Nolte, and ... See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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