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Paul Thomas Anderson

Paul Thomas Anderson (born June 26, 1970), also known by his initials PTA, is an American filmmaker. His films have consistently garnered critical acclaim. Anderson's films are often psychological dramas and characterized by depictions of flawed and desperate characters, explorations of themes such as dysfunctional families, alienation, loneliness and redemption, and a bold visual style that uses moving camera and long takes. Anderson has been nominated for eleven Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and eight BAFTA Awards (winning one), and has won a Silver Lion at Venice, a Best Director Award at Cannes, and both a Golden and a Silver Bear at Berlin. He made his feature-film debut with Hard Eight (1996). He found critical and commercial success with Boogie Nights (1997) and received further accolades with Magnolia (1999) and Punch-Drunk Love (2002), a romantic comedy-drama film. Anderson's fifth film, There Will Be Blood (2007), about an oil prospector during the Southern California oil boom, is often cited as one of the greatest films of the 2000s. This was followed by The Master (2012), Inherent Vice (2014), Phantom Thread (2017), and Licorice Pizza (2021). Anderson is also known for having directed music videos for artists including Fiona Apple, Radiohead, Haim, Joanna Newsom, Aimee Mann, Jon Brion, and Michael Penn. He directed a documentary, Junun (2015), about the making of the album Junun in India. In 2019, he directed a short music film, Anima, starring Thom Yorke. He is noted for his frequent collaborations with actors Melora Walters and John C. Reilly, and the late Philip Baker Hall and Philip Seymour Hoffman; cinematographer Robert Elswit; costume designer Mark Bridges; and composers Jon Brion and Jonny Greenwood.

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