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Alexander Payne

Screenwriter / Film Director / Film Producer / Writer | * 02/10/1961 (60) | Omaha, Nebraska (United States of America (USA))
Constantine Alexander Payne (born February 10, 1961) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer, known for the films Citizen Ruth (1996), Election (1999), About Schmidt (2002), Sideways (2004), The Descendants (2011), Nebraska (2013), and Downsizing (2017). His films are noted for their dark humor and satirical depictions of contemporary American society. Payne is a two-time winner of the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and a three-time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director. In 2017, Metacritic ranked Payne 2nd on its list of the 25 best film directors of the 21st century. ()
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Constantine Alexander Payne (born February 10, 1961) is an American film director and screenwriter. His films are noted for their dark humor and satirical depictions of contemporary American society.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Alexander Payne

Writers Guild of America Awards 2x Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Awards Golden Globe Awards 3x Academy Award for Best Director 3x Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award for Best Picture

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Movies with Alexander Payne as Actor(4)

as himself2019 Hal
as himself2013 Trespassing Bergman
as Oscar Wilde (Pere-Lachaise)2006 Paris, Je T'Aime

Movies with Alexander Payne as Crew(36)

Directing/Director2021 The Menu
Production/Executive Producer2020 Small Town Wisconsin
Directing/Director2017 Downsizing
Production/Producer2017 Downsizing
Writing/Screenplay2017 Downsizing
Production/Executive Producer2014 Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
Directing/Director2013 Nebraska
Production/Producer2011 Cedar Rapids
Directing/Director2011 The Descendants
Production/Producer2011 The Descendants
Writing/Screenplay2011 The Descendants
Production/Executive Producer2009 Sideways
Writing/Story2009 Sideways
Production/Producer2007 King of California
Writing/Screenplay2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
Production/Executive Producer2007 The Savages
Directing/Director2006 Paris, Je T'Aime
Writing/Writer2006 Paris, Je T'Aime
Production/Executive Producer2004 The Assassination of Richard Nixon
Directing/Director2004 Sideways
Writing/Screenplay2004 Sideways
Directing/Director2002 About Schmidt
Writing/Screenplay2002 About Schmidt
Writing/Writer2001 Jurassic Park III
Directing/Director1999 Election
Writing/Screenplay1999 Election
Directing/Director1996 Citizen Ruth
Writing/Screenplay1996 Citizen Ruth
Directing/Director1992 Inside Out 3
Directing/Director1991 Inside Out
Directing/Director1991 The Passion of Martin
Editing/Editor1991 The Passion of Martin
Production/Producer1991 The Passion of Martin
Writing/Screenplay1991 The Passion of Martin
Directing/Director1985 Carmen
Sound/Music1985 Carmen

TV Shows/Series with Alexander Payne as Crew(2)

Directing/Director2009 Hung
Production/Executive Producer2009 Hung

Full Name: Alexander Payne
Born: Friday, 02/10 1961 (February) in Omaha, Nebraska (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 60 years + 222 days)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Stanford University, University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, University of Salamanca, Creighton Preparatory School
Spouses (current/former): Sandra Oh
Other names for Alexander Payne (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Constantine Alexander Payne"
Alexander Payne frequently works together with these people:
Jim Taylor (12x, Crew)
George Parra (7x, Crew)
Kevin Tent (7x, Crew)
Jane Ann Stewart (6x, Crew)
Jim Burke (6x, Crew)
Wendy Chuck (5x, Crew)
Rolfe Kent (5x, Crew)
Niels Mueller (5x, Crew)
Wes Craven (4x, Crew)
Bruno Podalydès (4x, Crew)
Brett C. Leonard (2x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2602, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 09/13/2021