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Paul William Scott Anderson (born 4 March 1965) is an English director and producer. He has largely stayed in the realm of being a journeyman director, basically someone called in to make a movie under the direction of the suits. While that might earn some derision as someone who "makes someone elses' movie," he has taken those movies that could easily become merely a paycheck and turned them into something rather watchable and surprisingly entertaining that usually does well in box office. He refers to himself as a "populist filmmaker'', meaning that he doesn't particularly care what professional critics think of his work as long as his films entertain the audience.

He has carved out a niche in the business of being hard-working and staying within budget. His first major breakthrough was directing the first Mortal Kombat movie, which managed to get some major critics supporting it, appeal to a mainstream audience and make its money back. Today the movie is regarded as a bit of a Cult Classic. He has since been involved with several other video-game inspired movies, all with a similar degree of respect, mainly the Resident Evil movies. In other words, he is the "rich man's Uwe Boll."

He's married to Milla Jovovich.

Not to be confused with Paul Thomas Anderson, although both have gone by merely Paul Anderson before, or with science fiction author Poul Anderson.



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