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Paul Thomas Anderson

Paul Thomas Anderson

Date of Birth: Jun 26, 1970

Country: USA

Biography: Attended the elite Buckley School before being kicked out for poor grades; he later dropped out of both Emerson College and New York University. He returned home to direct the well-received short film, Coffee and Cigarettes, which he later expanded to the feature film Hard Eight to mixed reviews.

Total Credits at Criticker: 4 (Actor), 20 (Director), 16 (Writer)

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    Licorice Pizza (2021)
    Set in 1970s San Fernando Valley, the film follows a high school student, who is also a successful child actor.
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    Anima (2019)
    Anima (2019) - Short Film
    In a short musical film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, Thom Yorke of Radiohead scores and stars in a mind-bending visual piece. Best played loud.
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    Phantom Thread (2017)
    Set in 1950s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover. (imdb)
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    Radiohead: Daydreaming (2016)
    In this music video for Radiohead's new single, singer Thom Yorke traverses a shifting landscape of hall-ways, houses, department stores and mountains in search of an unknown destination. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.
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    Junun (2015)
    Musician Jonny Greenwood travels to Rajasthan, where he performs with a multitude of Indian musicians. (imdb)
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    Inherent Vice (2014)
    In Los Angeles in 1970, drug-fueled detective Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend. (imdb)
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    Back Beyond (2013)
    Back Beyond (2013) - Short Film
    A montage of unused scenes, shots and takes from Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master'. (imdb)
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    The Master (2012)
    A 1950s-set drama centered on the relationship between a charismatic intellectual known as "the Master" whose faith-based organization begins to catch on in America, and a young drifter who becomes his right-hand man. (imdb)
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    There Will Be Blood (2007)
    A story about family, greed, religion, and oil, centered around a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.
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    Mattress Man Commercial (2003)
    Commercial for the false Mattress Man company seen in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Punch-Drunk Love" (2002).
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    Couch (2003)
    Couch (2003) - TV Special
    A man (Sandler) goes shopping for a new couch. (imdb)
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    Blossoms & Blood (2003)
    A collection of alternate takes and deleted material from the Paul Thomas Anderson film Punch-Drunk Love (2002) are compiled and matched with the Jon Brion song "Here We Go" in this plot-less but very interesting short film. This short piece also features more Jeremy Blake artwork that was not included in the film. (imdb)
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    Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
    Barry Egan is a small business owner with seven sisters who kept him alone and unable to fall in love. When a harmonium and a mysterious woman enter his life, his romantic journey begins.
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    SNL Fanatic (2000)
    SNL Fanatic (2000) - TV Special
    Anna Nicole Smith's biggest and most disturbed fan is given the chance to meet his even more disturbed idol.
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    Magnolia (1999)
    On one random day in the San Fernando Valley, a dying father, a young wife, a male caretaker, a famous lost son, a police officer in love, a boy genius, an ex-boy genius, a game show host and an estranged daughter will each become part of a dazzling multiplicity of plots, but one story. (New Line Cinema)
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    Flagpole Special (1998)
    This short lays the early groundwork for the Frank 'TJ' Mackey character (from "Magnolia") as Reilly and Penn spend the entire film talking about how to "Seduce and Destroy" women.
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    Boogie Nights (1997)
    Everyone's born with one special thing, and Eddie Adams uses his humongous "asset" to take the world of film pornography by storm. Things get ugly though when success leads to drugs and ruin. Will Dirk clean up and get back on top? Will Amber see her son? Will Rollergirl ever take off her skates?! (imdb)
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    Hard Eight (1996)
    Sydney (Hall) is a poker-faced professional gambler with a soft heart for a hard luck story. He plays guardian angel to unlucky John (Reilly) and a hooker, Clementine (Paltrow), whom he grows to love like family. When John's and Clementine's honeymoon night leads to a disastrous hostage situation, Sydney takes care of it, as usual. But when slick casino pro Jimmy (Jackson) threatens to reveal a secret from Sydney's past that could destroy his relationship with the newlyweds, Sydney decides to hedge his bets and not leave anything to chance. (Sony)
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    Cigarettes & Coffee (1993)
    Five people's lives that are curiously intertwined happen to all be at a diner at the same time. An old man (Hall) gives advice to a young man (Baltz) about his cheating wife and best friend. A newlywed couple argues over the wife loosing money in Vegas playing craps. And a hit man buys some coffee and cigarettes and greets the man in his trunk. (imdb)
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    The Dirk Diggler Story (1988)
    A mockumentary about the rise and fall of porn star Dirk Diggler.
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