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Alexander Payne (Alexander Constantine Papadopoulos)

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Biography

Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Director, producer and screenwriter Alexander Payne was born in Omaha, Nebraska. His parents, Peggy (Constantine) and George Payne, ran a Greek restaurant. His father is of Greek and German ancestry, and his mother is of Greek descent; the family name was originally Papadopoulos. He has two older brothers.

Alexander attended Stanford University, where he majored in Spanish and History. He then went on to study film at UCLA Film School. His university thesis film was screened at the Sundance film festival, which led to him being backed by Miramax to write and direct Citizen Ruth (1996). Read more...

Actor

Character: Himself

Advanced Filmmaking 2014

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Character: Himself - Commentary

Cinema16: American Short Films 2006

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Character: Himself - Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay / Nominee: Best Director & Nominee: Best Picture

The 84th Annual Academy Awards 2012

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Character: Himself - Nominee

71st Golden Globe Awards 2014

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Character: Himself - Nominee: Best Director

The Oscars 2014

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Character: Himself - Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay

The 77th Annual Academy Awards 2005

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Character: Himself - Winner: Best Motion Picture - Drama & Nominee: Best Director / Best Screenplay

The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012

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Character: Himself - Guest

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