Paul Thomas Anderson

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Paul Thomas Anderson (born June 26, 1970) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. Born in Los Angeles, Anderson developed an interest in filmmaking from a young age. He made his feature-film debut with Hard Eight (1996). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Thomas Anderson has received more than 8,452,097 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Paul Thomas Anderson is the 650th most popular film director (up from 680th in 2019), the 4,174th most popular biography from United States (up from 4,336th in 2019) and the 168th most popular American Film Director.

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  • 46

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  • 4.56

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Among film directors, Paul Thomas Anderson ranks 650 out of 1,580Before him are Andrzej Munk, Erik Balling, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Bruno Mattei, Walter Salles, and Ivan Passer. After him are Luis Puenzo, Hasse Ekman, Sean S. Cunningham, Stanislav Govorukhin, John Farrow, and Ted Post.

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Among people born in 1970, Paul Thomas Anderson ranks 70Before him are Mehmet Scholl, Naomi Klein, Paul Potts, Angelo Peruzzi, Jim Courier, and Barry Pepper. After him are Mädchen Amick, Leila Pahlavi, Yigal Amir, Mustafa Sandal, Julie Bowen, and Kevin Smith.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Paul Thomas Anderson ranks 4,174 out of 15,968Before him are Hank Jones (1918), Danai Gurira (1978), Johnny Appleseed (1774), Rockmond Dunbar (1974), Arthur Melvin Okun (1928), and Jackie Wilson (1934). After him are Marc Lawrence (1910), John Marley (1907), Lloyd Bacon (1889), Cotton Mather (1663), Lois Smith (1930), and Carmen McRae (1922).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Paul Thomas Anderson ranks 168Before him are Peter Hyams (1943), Stan Winston (1946), Burt Kennedy (1922), Hal Roach (1892), Bryan Singer (1965), and Kevin Reynolds (1952). After him are Sean S. Cunningham (1941), Ted Post (1918), Tom Holland (1943), Brad Bird (1957), Andrew Blake (1947), and Gordon Douglas (1907).