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Creator: Alexander Payne

Alexander Payne (born 10 February 1961) is an acclaimed filmmaker from Omaha, Nebraska. His films generally include the following tropes:

  • Citizen Ruth (1996) — A drug addict's latest pregnancy becomes a political football in the abortion debate.
  • Election (1999) — An idealistic high school teacher tries to sabotage a haughty overachiever's chances of becoming the class president.
  • About Schmidt (2002) — A recently retired/widowed actuary drives to his daughter's wedding. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Sideways (2004) — Two former college roommates go on a road trip through Santa Barbara Wine Country before one of them gets married. The same guy has sex with a lot of women, the other...not so much.
  • The Descendants (2011) — A Hawaiian aristocrat tries to reconnect with his daughters when his wife goes into a coma.
  • Nebraska (2013) — An elderly man has his son drive him from Montana to Nebraska so the father can claim a million-dollar prize he thinks he's won. Along the way, they meet many of the old man's friends and relatives and try to repair their strained relationship.

Pier Paolo PasoliniDirectorsSam Peckinpah

alternative title(s): Alexander Payne
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