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Paul Schrader

Screenwriter / Film Director | * 07/22/1946 (73) | Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Paul Joseph Schrader (born July 22, 1946) is an American screenwriter, film director, and film critic. Schrader wrote or co-wrote screenplays for four Martin Scorsese films: Taxi Driver (1976), Raging Bull (1980), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), and Bringing Out the Dead (1999). Schrader has also directed 18 feature films, including his directing debut crime drama, Blue Collar (co-written with his brother, Leonard Schrader), the crime drama Hardcore (a loosely autobiographical film also written by Schrader), his 1982 remake of the horror classic Cat People, the crime drama American Gigolo (1980), the biographical drama ()
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Paul Joseph Schrader is an American screenwriter and film director. Despite his credentials as a director, Schrader has received more recognition for his screenplays for others, especially Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver and Raging Bull.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Documentaries | Thriller

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Movies with Paul Schrader as Actor(21)

TV Shows/Series with Paul Schrader as Actor(1)

Movies with Paul Schrader as Crew(53)

Writing/Screenplay2019 Nine Men From Now
Directing/Director2019 Nine Men From Now
Directing/Director2018 First Reformed
Writing/Writer2018 First Reformed
Directing/Director2016 Dog Eat Dog
Writing/Screenplay2016 Dog Eat Dog
Writing/Screenplay2014 The Jesuit
Directing/Director2014 Dying of the Light
Writing/Screenplay2014 Dying of the Light
Directing/Director2013 Venice 70: Future Reloaded
Directing/Director2013 The Canyons
Directing/Director2008 Adam Resurrected
Directing/Director2007 The Walker
Writing/Screenplay2007 The Walker
Directing/Director2005 Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist
Directing/Director2002 Auto Focus
Writing/Screenplay1999 Bringing Out the Dead
Directing/Director1999 Forever Mine
Writing/Writer1999 Forever Mine
Directing/Director1997 Affliction
Writing/Writer1997 Affliction
Directing/Director1997 Touch
Writing/Screenplay1997 Touch
Writing/Writer1996 City Hall
Directing/Director1995 Untitled: New Blue
Writing/Writer1995 Untitled: New Blue
Directing/Director1994 Witch Hunt
Directing/Director1992 Light Sleeper
Writing/Writer1992 Light Sleeper
Directing/Director1990 The Comfort of Strangers
Directing/Director1988 Patty Hearst
Writing/Screenplay1988 The Last Temptation of Christ
Directing/Director1987 Light of Day
Writing/Screenplay1987 Light of Day
Writing/Screenplay1986 The Mosquito Coast
Directing/Director1985 Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
Directing/Director1982 Cat People
Writing/Screenplay1982 Cat People
Directing/Director1980 American Gigolo
Writing/Writer1980 American Gigolo
Writing/Screenplay1980 Raging Bull
Directing/Director1979 Hardcore
Writing/Writer1979 Hardcore
Writing/Writer1979 Old Boyfriends
Production/Executive Producer1979 Old Boyfriends
Directing/Director1978 Blue Collar
Writing/Writer1978 Blue Collar
Writing/Writer1977 Rolling Thunder
Writing/Story1977 Rolling Thunder
Writing/Writer1976 Taxi Driver
Writing/Author1976 Obsession
Writing/Screenplay1974 The Yakuza

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Full Name: Paul Schrader
Born: Monday, 07/22 1946 (July) in Grand Rapids (current age: 73 years + 33 days)
Zodiac sign: Cancer (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Languages: German (DE), English (EN)
Educated at: University of California, Los Angeles, Calvin University, AFI Conservatory
Spouses (current/former): Mary Beth Hurt
Other names for Paul Schrader (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Paul Schrader (Regisseur)"
Paul Schrader frequently works together with these people:
Jan Cvitkovič (15x, Crew)
Martin Scorsese (14x, Actor)
Willem Dafoe (8x, Actor)
Sydney Pollack (4x, Crew)
Ed Begley Jr. (4x, Actor)
Mary Beth Hurt (4x, Actress)
Zak Knutson (4x, Crew)
Peter Savage (4x, Actor)
Tim Silano (4x, Crew)
Maggie Gyllenhaal (2x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:9344, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 08/14/2019