Paul W. S. Anderson

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Paul William Scott Anderson (born 4 March 1965) is an English film director, producer, and screenwriter who regularly works in science fiction films and video game adaptations. Anderson made his feature film debut with the British independent film Shopping (1994), and found commercial success with his second film, the Hollywood-produced Mortal Kombat (1995), based on the first couple of video games of the same name by Midway Games. He is best known as the creative voice behind the first six films of the Resident Evil film series (2002–2016), which stars his eventual wife Milla Jovovich, and is based on the Capcom video game series of the same name. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul W. S. Anderson has received more than 4,535,282 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Paul W. S. Anderson is the 429th most popular film director (up from 579th in 2019), the 1,705th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,164th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular British Film Director.

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Among film directors, Paul W. S. Anderson ranks 429 out of 1,580Before him are Umberto Lenzi, Renny Harlin, Vicente Aranda, Hugh Hudson, Robert Rossen, and Giorgi Shengelaia. After him are Hiroshi Inagaki, Christian-Jaque, Richard Boleslawski, Philip Kaufman, John Landis, and Joe Dante.

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Among people born in 1965, Paul W. S. Anderson ranks 57Before him are Valeria Golino, Chris Rock, Jean Castex, Julia Ormond, David Wenham, and Fumihito, Prince Akishino. After him are Katarina Witt, Jan-Ove Waldner, Stefano Pioli, Fredrik Reinfeldt, Vahide Perçin, and KRS-One.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Paul W. S. Anderson ranks 1,705 out of 6,924Before him are Matthew Flinders (1774), Hugh Hudson (1936), James Fox (1939), William Beckford (1760), George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle (1608), and Tom Hiddleston (1981). After him are Herbert James Draper (1863), Princess Augusta of Great Britain (1737), Paul Bettany (1971), Pasquale Anfossi (1727), Steve Howe (1947), and Nevil Maskelyne (1732).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, Paul W. S. Anderson ranks 33Before him are J. Lee Thompson (1914), Peter Yates (1929), Roland Joffé (1945), Mike Leigh (1943), John Badham (1939), and Hugh Hudson (1936). After him are David Yates (1963), Nicolas Roeg (1928), Michael Powell (1905), Jack Clayton (1921), Anthony Asquith (1902), and Robert Stevenson (1905).