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Alexander Payne Personal Profile

Famous as: Director
Birth Name: Constantine Alexander Payne
Birth Date: February 10, 1961
Birth place: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Nationalty: American
Hair Color: Brown/Grey
Eye Color: Brown
Education: University of Salamanca, UCLA Film School
Father: George Payne
Mother: Peggy Payne
Spouse: Sandra Oh (m. 2003–2006)

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Constantine Alexander Payne better known as Alexander Payne is an American film director, screenwriter and producer. He was born on February 10, 1961 in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. He is the son of Peggy Payne and George Payne. He started his professional career in 1996 when he made his directorial debut in the film Citizen Ruth. In 2004 he made his debut as a director and writer in the film Sideways for which he won several awards and nominations including: Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay (with Jim Taylor), Gotham Award for Best Feature and Independent Spirit Award for Best Director. In 2011 he made his debut as director, producer and writer in the film The Descendants for which he won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay (with Nat Faxon and Jim Rash) and several other award nominations. In 2013 he made his directorial debut in the film Nebraska for which he is nominated for three awards.
After dating for three year, he married Korean-Canadian actress Sandra Oh on January 1, 2003. On March 12, 2005 they announced their separation and the divorce was finalized on December 22, 2006.

Alexander Payne Filmography

Feature films

Year Film Credited as Notes
Director Writer Producer
1996 Citizen Ruth Yes Yes
1999 Election Yes Yes Independent Spirit Award for Best Director
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay (with Jim Taylor)
2001 Jurassic Park III Yes
2002 About Schmidt Yes Yes
2004 The Assassination of Richard Nixon Yes Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Director – Motion Picture
2004 Sideways Yes Yes Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay (with Jim Taylor)
Gotham Award for Best Feature
Independent Spirit Award for Best Director
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Director
Nominated — Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Director
Nominated — Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Director – Motion Picture
2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry Yes Early draft only
2007 King of California Yes
2007 The Savages Yes
2011 Cedar Rapids Yes
2011 The Descendants Yes Yes Yes Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay (with Nat Faxon and Jim Rash)
Nominated — AACTA International Award for Best Film
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Picture (with Jim Burke and Jim Taylor)
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Director
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Film
Nominated — Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Director
Nominated — Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Director – Motion Picture
Nominated — Gotham Award for Best Feature
Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best Director
Nominated — Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture
2013 Nebraska Yes Pending — Academy Award for Best Director
Pending — Independent Spirit Award for Best Director
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Director – Motion Picture

Short films

  • Carmen (1985)
  • Paris, je t’aime (segment 14th arrondissement) Also appeared as Oscar Wilde in the segment entitled “Père-Lachaise”

Student films

  • The Passion of Martin (1990)

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Alexander Payne Official Sources

Wikipedia
Constantine Alexander Payne better known as Alexander Payne is an American film director, screenwriter and producer. He was born on February 10, 1961 in Omaha, Nebraska, United States.
Alexander Payne
Date Published: 01/22/2014
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