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      Paul Thomas Anderson

      Paul Thomas Anderson

      Highest Rated: 100% Junun (2015)

      Lowest Rated: 70% 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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      Credit
      97% 92% "Sr." Self - 2022
      91% 66% Licorice Pizza Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $17.3M 2021
      100% No Score Yet Anima Director - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Waterlily Jaguar Executive Producer - 2018
      91% 71% Phantom Thread Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $20.9M 2017
      100% 78% Junun Director - 2015
      70% 67% Altman Self - 2014
      74% 53% Inherent Vice Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $8.1M 2014
      84% 62% The Master Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $16.2M 2012
      91% 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
      82% 83% Hard Eight Director,
      Screenwriter
      $215.6K 1996

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2018
      No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2012