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Alexander Payne Wiki, Biography, Age, Net Worth, Contact & Informations

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Alexander Payne
Wiki, Biography, Age, Net Worth, Contact & Informations

Here you can learn about Alexander Payne’s career and private life facts, read the latest news, find all the awards he has won and watch photos and videos.

PERSONAL DATA OF ALEXANDER PAYNE

Age: 60 years

Born in: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Born on: 10/02/1961

BIOGRAPHY OF ALEXANDER PAYNE

Alexander Payne, aka Constantine Alexander, is born in Omaha, Nebraska on February 10, 1961 by two restaurateurs of Greek-German origin, in fact his original surname would be Papadopoulos, anglicized in Payne by his grandfather. After completing his school career with a Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University in Spanish and History, he began studying film with a master’s degree from UCLA Film School, whose final thesis film, The Passion of Martin, was screened in 1991 at the Sundance Film Festival, where the director was noticed by the production company Miramax who supported him in the making of his first film, The story of Ruth, an American woman (1996). With his second job, Election (1999), starring Matthew Broderick is Reese Whiterspoon, received an Academy Award nomination for Best Non-Original Screenplay. The film is the representation of the arrival, above all political, intrinsic in American society since the years of youth. Payne focuses a lot on his films, so much so that he wants to fill all the roles, from director to screenwriter to casting director, in order to have full control of the work. Immediately appreciated by critics for his technique, in 2002 he brought to the big screen About Schmidt, winner of the Golden Globe for Best Screenplay, starring Jack Nicholson, starting to focus on the familiar territory of Nebraska and continuing his vision of contemporary society, depicted with black humor and satire. After several nominations, in 2005 his Sideways – Traveling with Jack (2004), based on the novel on the road by Rex Pickett, wins an Oscar as Best Non-Original Screenplay, accompanied by two Golden Globes, one in the same category and the other for Best Comedy. Payne, after a seven-year hiatus, returns to directing and wins the coveted statuette again in 2012 with Bitter Paradise (2011), comedy-drama with George Clooney entirely shot in Hawaii, which tells the sense of estrangement felt by a middle-aged man recently widowed, who suddenly realizes he doesn’t know his daughters enough. In the midst of his success and with an established name, Payne returns to focus on his land with Nebraska (2013), presented at the Cannes Film Festival, not even this escapes the attentive gaze of the Academy which nominates it in six categories. The years of pause taken before the realization of Paradiso Amaro served the director and his trusted scriptwriter to conceive Dowsizing (2017), a satirical film that describes society with science fiction and tries in a totally ironic way to find a solution to global overcrowding. The long gestation was due to a change of cast, in fact the couple Paul Giamatti and Reese Whiterspoon was replaced by Matt Damon is Kristen Wiig. The themes addressed by Payne in his films always touch on family relationships, especially marriages, often dwelling on adultery and the individual loneliness of the man who feels the need for self-realization to feel part of society; these dramas, however, always have an ironic component in them aimed at dampening the darkest tones.

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THE MOST RECENT FILMS BY ALEXANDER PAYNE

The Menu

The Menu

Role: Film director
Year: 2022

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Role: Film director
Year: 2017

Nebraska

Nebraska

Role: Film director
Year: 2013

Bitter Paradise

Paradiso Amaro (The Descendants)

Role: Film director
Year: 2011 Go to the complete Filmography

THE LATEST TV SERIES BY ALEXANDER PAYNE

Hung

Hung

Role: Film director
Year: 2009 Go to all TV series

THE MOST RECURRING GENRES OF ALEXANDER PAYNE

Comedy: 46% Drama: 23% Sentimental: 16% Sci-Fi: 6%

THE STATISTICS OF ALEXANDER PAYNE ON COMINGSOON.IT

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RECENT ROLES PLAYED BY ALEXANDER PAYNE

Movie Role

Paris, je t’aime

“14e Arrondissement”

Paris, je t’aime

(“20e Arrondissement”)

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