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Paul Thomas Anderson
Born June 26, 1970 (age 49)
Paul Thomas Anderson (born June 26, 1970) also known as P.T. Anderson, is an American filmmaker. Interested in film-making since a young age, Anderson was encouraged by his father to become a filmmaker.
In 1993, he wrote and directed a short film titled Cigarettes & Coffee on a budget of $20,000. After he attended the Sundance Institute, Anderson had a deal with Rysher Entertainment to direct his... full bio
There Will Be Blood
[2007]
 
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Movie | Drama, History | 2h 38min
A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.
Phantom Thread
[2017]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Romance | 2h 10min
Set in 1950's 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.
The Master
[2012]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 18min
A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader.
Inherent Vice
[2014]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 2h 28min
In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.
Magnolia
[1999]
 
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Movie | Drama | 3h 8min
An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
Boogie Nights
[1997]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 35min
The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Punch-Drunk Love
[2002]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 35min
A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding.
Hard Eight
[1996]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 41min
Professional gambler Sydney teaches John the tricks of the trade. John does well until he falls for cocktail waitress Clementine.
Junun
[2015]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Music | 54min
Musician Jonny Greenwood travels to Rajasthan, where he performs with a multitude of Indian musicians.
Radiohead: Daydreaming
[2016]
 
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Short Movie | Music, Short | 6min
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.
Blossoms & Blood
[2003]
 
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Video | Comedy, Drama, Short | 12min
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.
Cigarettes & Coffee
[1993]
 
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Short Movie | Drama, Short | 24min
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.
Back Beyond
[2013]
 
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Video | Short | 20min
A montage of unused scenes, shots and takes from Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master'.
Video | Music, Short
Music video by music band Radiohead. The song "Present tense" from 2016 album "A Moon Shaped Pool" with Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwod
Short Movie | Music, Short | 5min
Music video by music band Radiohead. The song "Present tense" from 2016 album "A Moon Shaped Pool" with Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwod
Joanna Newsom: Sapokanikan
[2015]
 
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Video | Music, Short | 5min
The Dirk Diggler Story
[1988]
 
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Short Movie | Biography, Drama, Short | 32min
The rise and fall of Dirk Diggler.
Joanna Newsom: Divers
[2015]
 
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Video | Music, Short | 7min
The music video for the title track of Joanna Newsom's widely acclaimed fourth studio album, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and featuring the nebulous imagery of artist Kim Keever.
Fiona Apple: Hot Knife
[2013]
 
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Video | Music, Short | 4min
Paul Thomas Anderson-directed music video for Fiona Apple's song from her widely acclaimed album 'The Idler Wheel...', featuring alternated color/black-and-white and multiple split screens.
Haim: Right Now (Live)
[2017]
 
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Short Movie | Music, Short | 4min
HAIM performs 'Right Now' live in Valentine Recording Studios to the smooth, graceful camera movements of director Paul Thomas Anderson.
Aimee Mann: Save Me
[1999]
 
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Video | Music, Short | 4min
Paul Thomas Anderson-directed music video of Aimee Mann's Academy Award-nominated song. Shot during production of Anderson's 'Magnolia' and featuring the film's ensemble cast.
Video | Music, Short | 4min
Music video of Fiona Apple's cover of The Beatle's hit song, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson in the diner used in 'Pleasantville'.
Short Movie | Romance, Short | 7min
12 artwork transitions by Jeremy Blake for the film Punch-Drunk Love (2002).
Short Movie | Comedy, Short | 10min
Alternate versions of 2 scenes from the film Punch-Drunk Love, titled: "The Sisters Call" and "Are You From California?"
Mattress Man Commercial
[2003]
 
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Video | Comedy, Short | 1min
Paul Thomas Anderson spoofs the famous 1980s Mattress Man commercial outtake using Dean Trumbell, the character played by Philip Seymour Hoffman in Anderson's 'Punch-Drunk Love', and he promotes his mattress company by performing a stunt that doesn't go all that well.
Couch
[2003]
 
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Short Movie | Comedy, Short | 2min
A man (Adam Sandler) goes shopping for a new couch.
SNL Fanatic
[2000]
 
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Short Movie | Comedy, Short | 4min
Anna Nicole Smith's biggest and most disturbed fan is given the chance to meet his even more disturbed idol.
Fiona Apple: Fast as You Can
[1999]
 
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Video | Music, Short | 4min
Paul Thomas Anderson-directed music video for Fiona Apple's single. Shot with a vintage hand-cranked camera using multiple lenses.
Michael Penn: Try
[1997]
 
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Video | Music, Short | 3min
Music video for Michael Penn's 'Try', shot by Paul Thomas Anderson and other cast and crew from 'Boogie Nights' in a single take in the longest hall-way in North America.
Flagpole Special
[1998]
 
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Video | Short | 17min
Two guys talk about a seminar where they learn how to pick up chicks, both are seen from the waist down only, one is playing acoustic guitar. Related to the Frank TJ Mackie seminars shown in the film Boogie Nights.
Fiona Apple: Paper Bag
[2000]
 
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Video | Music, Short | 4min
Paul Thomas Anderson-directed music video for Fiona Apple's single. An homage to 1940s musical numbers, featuring twenty choreographed young boys.
Haim: Little of Your Love
[2017]
 
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Short Movie | Music, Short | 4min
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