Paul Thomas Anderson

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Paul Thomas Anderson

Paul Thomas Anderson (born June 26, 1970) is an American filmmaker. Born in Los Angeles, Anderson developed an interest in filmmaking from a young age. An alumnus of the Sundance Institute, Anderson is famous for making often epic psychological drama films which often take place in San Fernando Valley and deal with characters seeking after redemption, forgiveness or loss; they also use wide framing as well as realistic or gritty cinematography. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Thomas Anderson has received more than 7,082,328 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 676th most popular film director.

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  • 41

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  • 3.60

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.47

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


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Among film directors, Paul Thomas Anderson ranks 678 out of 1,305Before him are Andrzej Munk, Martin Brest, Paul Haggis, Jan Němec, Mick Jackson, and Alexander Mackendrick. After him are Norman McLaren, Edmund Goulding, Jerry Schatzberg, John Cromwell, Henri Colpi, and Bob Rafelson.

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Among people born in 1970, Paul Thomas Anderson ranks 71Before him are Elizabeth Mitchell, Djalminha, Nicolas Winding Refn, Sonny Anderson, Mustafa Sandal, and Anna Gavalda. After him are Mehmet Scholl, Shemar Moore, Gareth Southgate, Kevin Smith, Angelo Peruzzi, and Phillip Cocu.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Paul Thomas Anderson ranks 4,339 out of 12,171Before him are Anthony Kennedy (1936), Jack Nitzsche (1937), Chadwick Boseman (1977), Simon Helberg (1980), Alexander Mackendrick (1912), and Chick Webb (1905). After him are Mary Wickes (1910), Nathanael Greene (1742), Tad Williams (1957), Sylvester (1947), Robert Parish (1953), and Frederick Jackson Turner (1861).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Paul Thomas Anderson ranks 168Before him are Richard Linklater (1960), Jennifer Lee (1971), Richard C. Sarafian (1930), Gordon Douglas (1907), Martin Brest (1951), and Alexander Mackendrick (1912). After him are Jerry Schatzberg (1927), John Cromwell (1886), Bob Rafelson (1933), Sean S. Cunningham (1941), Robert Towne (1934), and Kevin Smith (1970).

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