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Constantine Alexander Payne
Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign:
Director; writer; producer
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Alexander Payne Fast Facts:
Family is of Greek descent; his paternal grandfather Anglicized the family name from Papadopoulos.
Studied abroad in Spain at the University of Salamanca.
Set and filmed his early movies (
) in his hometown of Omaha.
Discovered Chris Klein while scouting schools for
and cast him as the male lead in the film.
On the Board of Directors of Film Streams, a non-profit movie theater in Omaha.
Alexander Payne Relationships:
George Payne - Father
Peggy Payne - Mother
George Payne II - Brother
Sandra Oh - Ex-wife
Alexander Payne Awards:
2013 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
2003 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
2005 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
2004 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
2003 Golden Globe: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Winner
1999 Oscar: Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - Nominee
2004 Oscar: Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - Winner
2004 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay - Winner
2011 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Film - Nominee
2011 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
2012 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
2011 Oscar: Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - Winner
2011 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay - Nominee
2005 Golden Globe: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Winner
2014 Independent Spirit Awards: Best Director - Nominee
2014 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
2012 Golden Globe: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Nominee
2011 Oscar: Best Motion Picture of the Year - Nominee
Stanford University, Stanford, CA (BA in Spanish and History, 1983); University of California, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, Los Angeles, CA (MFA, 1990)
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