Paul Thomas Anderson

Paul Thomas Anderson

Highest Rated: 100% Junun (2015)

Lowest Rated: 69% Altman (2014)

Birthday: Jun 26, 1970

Birthplace: Studio City, California, USA

From the debut of his short film "Coffee and Cigarettes" at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival, Paul Thomas Anderson firmly established himself as an auteur to watch. An ambitious film that focused on five characters interacting in a Las Vegas diner, "Coffee and Cigarettes" set the mold for his later films: multiple storylines, dazzling camerawork and a detailed emphasis on dialogue and character. Anderson was a brash and gutsy filmmaker who enjoyed tackling big themes - love, hope, family and redemption, all often combined in biblical fashion - while paradoxically allowing them to unfold intimately onscreen. Though his first feature-length movie, "Hard Eight" (1997), failed to connect with audiences and critics, Anderson planted himself on the Hollywood map for good with "Boogie Nights" (1997), a surprisingly affectionate, albeit dark, look at the porn industry, as seen through the eyes of an eager and ambitious rising star. He followed this breakthrough success with the polarizing ensemble drama, "Magnolia" (1999), and the wistful romantic drama, "Punch Drunk Love" (2002), both of which underscored the fact that Anderson was at the top of his game. But with his Oscar-nominated epic "There Will Be Blood" (2007), Anderson took a giant leap forward that planted him firmly in the company of Hollywood's most elite filmmakers. Anderson's next several films, religious cult tale "The Master" (2012), first-ever Thomas Pynchon screen adaptation "Inherent Vice" (2014), and 1950s-set fashion drama "Phantom Thread" (2017), proved Anderson to be one of the most eclectic and original filmmakers of his generation.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Waterlily Jaguar Executive Producer - 2018
91% 71% Phantom Thread Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$20.9M 2017
100% 76% Junun Director - 2015
74% 52% Inherent Vice Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$8.1M 2014
69% 67% Altman Himself (Character) - 2014
85% 61% The Master Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$16.2M 2012
92% 86% There Will Be Blood Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$40.2M 2007
79% 77% Punch-Drunk Love Director,
Writer,
Producer
$17.8M 2002
83% 89% Magnolia Director,
Writer,
Producer
$22.5M 1999
93% 89% Boogie Nights Director,
Writer
$26.4M 1997
80% 83% Hard Eight Director,
Screenwriter
$215.6K 1996

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet On Story Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2012

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