Alexander Payne

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Constantine Alexander Payne
  • Birth Place: Omaha, NE
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/10/1961, Aquarius
  • Profession: 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 (Citizen Ruth, Election and About Schmidt) in his hometown of Omaha.
  • Discovered Chris Klein while scouting schools for Election 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:
  • 2004 Oscar: Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - Winner
  • 2005 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2003 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2004 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
  • 1999 Oscar: Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - Nominee
  • 2005 Golden Globe: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Winner
  • 2003 Golden Globe: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Winner
  • 2004 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay - Winner
  • 2012 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2011 Oscar: Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - Winner
  • 2011 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay - Nominee
  • 2011 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Film - Nominee
  • 2013 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
  • 2011 Oscar: Best Motion Picture of the Year - Nominee
  • 2011 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
  • 2014 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2014 Independent Spirit Awards: Best Director - Nominee
  • 2012 Golden Globe: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • College:
  • 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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