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Alexander Payne

American Filmmaker and producer
Date of birth: Febraru 10th, 1961
Place of birth:  Nebraska
His real name:Alexander Papadopoulos
He has greek origins

Alexander Payne studied at Stanford and received a degree in Spanish History and Litterature. He also studied at the Salamanca University in Spain.
He has a degree from the UCLA
1991 The short film he presented at the UCLA,  The Passion of Martin, was presented at the Sundance Independent Film Festival
1996 Alexander Payne directed the film Citizen Ruth, his first long film. The actress of the film, Laura Dem, received the best actress award at the Film Festival in Montreal.
1999 With Matthew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon, Alexander Payne directed the film L’Arriviste
2001  Alexander Payne has also writen scripts for very important films such as Jurassic Park III directed by Joe Johnston, with Sam Neill
2003 Thanks to her film Mr. Schmidt, he received the Golden Globe for the best dramatic script, together with his colleague Jim Taylor
2005 Alexander Payne received again the Golden Globe Award, this time for his comedy film Sideways
2005 Filmmaker and Producer Alexander Payne was the president of the jury of the section “Un certain regard” at the Cannes Film Festival 2005.

Originally from Nebraska, Alexander Payne earned his MFA in Film at UCLA. He made his feature film debut with Citizen Ruth (1996) and followed up with Election (1999), which won Best Screenplay from the Writers’ Guild of America and the New York Film Critics Circle, as well as an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. About Schmidt (2002), premiered in Competition at the Cannes Film Festival. A sensitive director whose inspiration is often drawn from his own filmmaking passions, Payne directedSideways (2004) as well as his latest film, The Descendants (2011), starring George Clooney, both of which won Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay.

2012 Alexander Payne jury at Cannes Film Festival from 16 to 27 may 2012.


Alexander Payne director 

2005 Nebraska
2005 Paris, je t’aime
2004 Sideways
2002 About Schmidt
1999 Election
1996 Citizen Ruth
1992 Inside Out III
1992 Inside Out
1991 The Passion of Martin

Alexander Payne writer 

2004 Sideways
2002 About Schmidt (Monsieur Schmidt )
2001 Jurassic Park III
1999 Election
1996 Citizen Ruth
1992 Inside Out
1991 The Passion of Martin