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Alexander Payne (film director)

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Who is Alexander Payne?

Alexander Payne is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer, known for the films Citizen Ruth, Election, About Schmidt, Sideways, The Descendants, and Nebraska. His films are noted for their dark humor and satirical depictions of contemporary American society. Payne is a two time winner of the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and a three time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director.

  • also known as Alexander Papadopoulos, Constantine Alexander Payne, Alexander Constantine Papadopoulos
  • born on (54 years ago) in Omaha, child of Peggy Payne and George Payne
  • ethnicity: Greek American
  • nationality: United States of America
  • education:
  • profession: Film producer, television producer, film director, screenwriter, author
  • Marriage with Sandra Oh between and (3 years and 11 months)
  • filmography: "Wanderlust"
  • films written:
  • films produced:
  • films directed:
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay - "Election", with Jim Taylor
      • nominated to National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay - "Election", with Jim Taylor
      • nominated to Independent Spirit Award for Best Director - "Election"
      • nominated to Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay - "Election", with Jim Taylor
      • nominated to Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay - "Election", with Jim Taylor
      • Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay - "Election", with Jim Taylor
      • Independent Spirit Award for Best Director - "Election"
      • Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay - "Election", with Jim Taylor
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture - "About Schmidt"
      • nominated to Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay - "About Schmidt", with Jim Taylor
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - "About Schmidt", with Jim Taylor
      • nominated to National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay - "About Schmidt", with Jim Taylor
      • London Film Critics' Circle Award for Film of the Year - "About Schmidt"
      • Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - "About Schmidt", with Jim Taylor
      • nominated to Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay - "About Schmidt", with Jim Taylor
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Director - "Sideways"
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay - "Sideways", with Jim Taylor
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture - "Sideways"
      • nominated to Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Director - "Sideways"
      • nominated to DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film - "Sideways"
      • nominated to Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay - "Sideways", with Jim Taylor
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - "Sideways", with Jim Taylor
      • nominated to Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Feature Film - "Sideways", with Michael London
      • nominated to National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director - "Sideways"
      • nominated to National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay - "Sideways", with Jim Taylor
      • Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay - "Sideways", with Jim Taylor
      • New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Film - "Sideways"
      • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Director - "Sideways"
      • San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director - "Sideways"
      • San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Screenplay - "Sideways" (novel by Rex Pickett), with Jim Taylor
      • London Film Critics' Circle Award for Film of the Year - "Sideways"
      • Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Film - "Sideways"
      • Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay - "Sideways", with Jim Taylor
      • Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - "Sideways", with Jim Taylor
      • National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay - "Sideways", with Jim Taylor
      • Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Feature Film - "Sideways", with Michael London
      • nominated to Satellite Award for Best Director - "Sideways"
      • nominated to Independent Spirit Award for Best Director - "Sideways"
      • nominated to Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay - "Sideways", with Jim Taylor
      • nominated to Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay - "Sideways" (9th Satellite Awards), with Jim Taylor
      • nominated to BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay, Adapted - "Sideways", with Jim Taylor
      • nominated to Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay - "Sideways", with Jim Taylor
      • BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay, Adapted - "Sideways", with Jim Taylor
      • Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay - "Sideways", with Jim Taylor
      • Independent Spirit Award for Best Director - "Sideways"
      • Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay - "Sideways", with Jim Taylor
      • nominated to Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screenplay - "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry", with Barry Fanaro & Jim Taylor
      • nominated to Satellite Award for Best Director - "The Descendants" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
      • nominated to Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay - "The Descendants" (Fox Searchlight Pictures), with Jim Rash & Nat Faxon
      • nominated to Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Director - "The Descendants"
      • nominated to BFCA Critics' Choice Award for Best Adapted Screenplay - "The Descendants", with Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture - "The Descendants"
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - "The Descendants", with Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
      • nominated to DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film - "The Descendants"
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Director - "The Descendants"
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay - "The Descendants", with Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Picture - "The Descendants", with Jim Burke & Jim Taylor
      • nominated to Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Feature Film - "The Descendants", with Jim Burke & Jim Taylor
      • nominated to AACTA International Award for Best Film - "The Descendants", with Jim Burke & Jim Taylor
      • nominated to AACTA International Award for Best Screenplay - "The Descendants", with Jim Rash & Nat Faxon
      • National Board of Review Award for Best Adapted Screenplay - "The Descendants", with Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
      • Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay - "The Descendants", with Jim Rash & Nat Faxon
      • Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay - "The Descendants", with Jim Rash & Nat Faxon
      • nominated to Independent Spirit Award for Best Director - "The Descendants"
      • nominated to Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature - "The Descendants", with Jim Burke & Jim Taylor
      • nominated to Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay - "The Descendants", with Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
      • nominated to BAFTA Award for Best Film - "The Descendants", with Jim Burke & Jim Taylor
      • nominated to BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay, Adapted - "The Descendants", with Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
      • nominated to Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture - "The Descendants", with Jim Burke & Jim Taylor
      • nominated to Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay - "The Descendants" (Fox Searchlight, Based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings), with Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media - "The Descendants: Music from the Motion Picture" (Various Artists / Dondi Bastone & Alexander Payne, producers), with Dondi Bastone
      • Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay - "The Descendants" (Fox Searchlight, Based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings), with Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
      • Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay - "The Descendants", with Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture - "Nebraska"
      • nominated to Independent Spirit Award for Best Director - "Nebraska"

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