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Creator / Alexander Payne

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Alexander Payne (born February 10, 1961) is an acclaimed filmmaker from Omaha, Nebraska.

  • 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.
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  • Downsizing (2017) — A social satire in which an average man thinks he would have a better life if he were to shrink.

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