American director, writer, and producer
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About Paul Thomas Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson is an award-winning director, writer, and producer, regarded by many film critics as a prodigy in filmmaking and noted for his works that touch upon subjects like surrogate families, alienation, loneliness, and family dysfunction. He began honing his craft working on short films like The Dirk Diggler Story (1988) and Cigarettes & Coffee (1993). The latter of which would ultimately pave the way for Anderson’s first feature film Hard Eight, a crime thriller, after the short film was screened at the 1993 Sundance Festival.
After the success of his first feature film, Anderson would later work on other critically acclaimed films that would further cement his name as one of the best filmmakers. Such films included: Boogie Nights (1997), Magnolia (1999), There Will Be Blood (2007), and Inherent Vice (2014).
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Famous quotes by Paul Thomas Anderson
I don't get a sense of American pride. I just get a sense that everyone is here, battling the same thing - that around the world everybody's after the same thing, just some minor piece of happiness each day.Paul Thomas Anderson
I don't think the competition's so rough, within the majority of movies made in Hollywood.Paul Thomas Anderson
I had the standard movie geek childhood, because for as long as I can remember, all I wanted to do was make movies.Paul Thomas Anderson
I have a feeling, one of those gut feelings, that I'll make pretty good movies the rest of my life.Paul Thomas Anderson
I really subscribe to that old adage that you should never let the audience get ahead of you for a second. So if the film's abrasive and wrongfoots people then, y'know, that's great. But I hope it involves an audience.Paul Thomas Anderson
It felt like the first thing, but when I first started out, I got a job adapting a book by Russell Banks called 'Rule Of The Bone.' I didn't do a very good job. I didn't really know what I was doing in general, let alone how to adapt a book.Paul Thomas Anderson
My dad was this sort of avant-garde guy who did all kinds of weird things. He was a true original and anybody who met him never forgot him.Paul Thomas Anderson
My older sister was at the cusp of new wave, and I had older brothers from my father's first marriage who were rock 'n' roll guys, so I was exposed to a lot of popular culture.Paul Thomas Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson's Popularity
Paul Thomas Anderson is a famous American director, writer, and producer, who was born on June 26, 1970. As a person born on this date, Paul Thomas Anderson is listed in our database as the 5th most popular celebrity for the day (June 26) and the 26th most popular for the year (1970).
People born on June 26 fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab. Paul Thomas Anderson is the 165th most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to Paul Thomas Anderson's birthday, Paul Thomas Anderson is the 1392nd most famous American.
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