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writer , Film director

Alexander Payne, American film director, writer.


Payne, Alexander was born on February 10, 1961 in Omaha.


Bachelor in History & Spanish Literature, Stanford University, 1984. Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking, University of California at Los Angeles, 1990. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University Nebraska, 2004.


  • book

  • Other Work

    • Director, producer, writer: (films) The Passion of Martin, 1991. Director, writer Citizen Ruth, 1996. Director, writer (screenplay) Election, 1999.

      About Schmidt, 2002 (Golden Globe award for best screenplay (with Jim Taylor), 2003). Sideways, 2004 (Golden Globe award for best adapted screenplay, 2005, Writers Guild award for best adapted screenplay, 2005, Academy award for best adapted screenplay, 2005). Writer Jurassic Park III, 2001.

      Executive producer: (films) The Assassination of Richard Nixon, 2004. Executive producer: (films) Gray Matters, 2006. Executive producer: (films) The Savages, 2007, (television series) Hung, 2009.

      Producer: (films) King of California, 2007.


Married Sandra Oh, January 1, 2003 (divorced December 21, 2006).

Sandra Oh