Biography

Paul Thomas Anderson is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He has written and directed eight feature films: Hard Eight (1996), Boogie Nights (1997), Magnolia (1999), Punch-Drunk Love (2002), There Will Be Blood (2007), The Master (2012), Inherent Vice (2014) and Phantom Thread (2017). He has been nominated for six Academy Awards — Inherent Vice for Best Adapted Screenplay; There Will Be Blood for Best Achievement in Directing, Best Motion Picture of the Year, and Best Adapted Screenplay; Magnolia for Best Original Screenplay; and Boogie Nights for Best Original Screenplay.

Anderson has been hailed as being "one of the most exciting talents to come along in years" and as being "among the supreme talents of today." In 2004, Anderson was ranked 21st on The Guardian's list of the 40 best directors. In 2007, Total Film named him the 20th-greatest director of all time. In 2011, Entertainment Weekly named him the 11th-greatest working director, calling him "one of the most dynamic directors to emerge in the last 20 years".

Paul Thomas Anderson is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He has written and directed eight feature films: Hard Eight (1996), Boogie Nights (1997), Magnolia (1999), Punch-Drunk Love (2002), There Will Be Blood (2007), The Master (2012), Inherent Vice (2014) and Phantom Thread (2017). He has been nominated for six Academy Awards — Inherent Vice for Best Adapted Screenplay; There Will Be Blood for Best Achievement in Directing, Best Motion Picture of the Year, and Best Adapted Screenplay; Magnolia for Best Original Screenplay; and Boogie Nights for Best Original Screenplay.

Anderson has been hailed as being "one of the most exciting talents to come along in years" and as being "among the supreme talents of today." In 2004, Anderson was ranked 21st on The Guardian's list of the 40 best directors. In 2007, Total Film named him the 20th-greatest director of all time. In 2011, Entertainment Weekly named him the 11th-greatest working director, calling him "one of the most dynamic directors to emerge in the last 20 years".

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 25

Birthday 1970-06-26

Place of Birth Studio City, California, USA

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Also Known As

  • Paul Anderson
  • P.T. Anderson
  • Пол Томас Андерсон
  • 保羅·湯瑪斯·安德森
  • ポール・トーマス・アンダーソン
  • 폴 토머스 앤더슨
  • بول توماس أندرسون
  • P.T.A

Directing TV ShowsMovies

2018 For the Hungry BoyDirector
2018 Night So Long (Live At The Greek)Director
2017 Phantom ThreadDirector
2017 Haim: ValentineDirector
2015 JununDirector
2015 Everything in this DreamDirector
2014 Inherent ViceDirector
2013 The Master: Back BeyondDirector
2012 The MasterDirector
2007 There Will Be BloodDirector
2003 Mattress Man CommercialDirector
2003 Blossoms & BloodDirector
2003 CouchDirector
2002 Punch-Drunk LoveDirector
1999 MagnoliaDirector
1998 Flagpole SpecialDirector
1997 Boogie NightsDirector
1996 Hard EightDirector
1993 Cigarettes & CoffeeDirector
1988 The Dirk Diggler StoryDirector

Writing

2017 Phantom ThreadWriter
2015 JununWriter
2015 Everything in this DreamWriter
2014 Inherent ViceWriter
2013 The Master: Back BeyondWriter
2012 The MasterWriter
2007 There Will Be BloodScreenplay
2003 Blossoms & BloodWriter
2002 Punch-Drunk LoveScreenplay
1999 MagnoliaScreenplay
1998 Flagpole SpecialWriter
1997 Boogie NightsScreenplay
1996 Hard EightScreenplay
1993 Cigarettes & CoffeeWriter
1988 The Dirk Diggler StoryWriter

Production

2017 Phantom ThreadProducer
2014 Inherent ViceProducer
2012 The MasterProducer
2007 There Will Be BloodProducer
2002 Punch-Drunk LoveProducer
1999 MagnoliaProducer
1997 Boogie NightsProducer

Acting

2015 A Christmas Eve Conversation With Quentin Tarantino & Paul Thomas Anderson as Himself
2014 Altman
2000 That Moment: Magnolia Diary as Himself
1999 Wadd: The Life & Times of John C. Holmes as Self

Camera

2018 ADAM SANDLER 100% FRESHAdditional Photography
2017 Phantom ThreadDirector of Photography

Crew

1988 The Dirk Diggler StoryCinematography

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