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Paul Thomas Anderson

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 9 films, with $260,985,534 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #487)
Best-Known Technical Roles: There Will Be Blood (Director), There Will Be Blood (Screenwriter), The Master (Director), The Master (Screenwriter), The Master (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Joaquin Phoenix, Daniel Day-Lewis, Joanne Sellar, Daniel Lupi, Paul Dano

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In Technical RolesDirector9$131,375,781$129,609,753$260,985,534

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Adapted Screenplay

February 17th, 2015

The Imitation Game poster

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at the two writing categories, ending with Best Adapted Screenplay. This is also a two-horse race, but one of the horses has a significant, but not insurmountable lead. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscars - Nominations

January 17th, 2015

Birdman poster

The Oscar nominations were announced early in the morning, when all sensible people were asleep. There were some surprises, as well as some results that would have been surprises had it not been for the previous Awards Season nominations. Seventeen films earned two or more nods, led by Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel, both of which picked up nine nominations, while The Imitation Game was right behind with eight. More...

2015 Preview: January

January 1st, 2015

Taken 3 poster

2014 is over and for the most part, December was a soft ending to a weak year. This is bad news for two reasons. Firstly, it means the overall box office is still soft and it is unlikely that January will start strong. Secondly, last January was a great month, thanks in part to Frozen and other holdovers. The slump can't last forever and Taken 3 should help 2015 get off to a reasonably fast start and it even has a shot at $100 million. American Sniper got off to a really fast start in limited release, so it too could be a hit when it expands wide. By comparison, last January was led by Ride Along, but there were only two other films that didn't completely bomb. I want to say 2015 will start out on a winning note, but given the box office losing streak, it will likely pay to be pessimistic. More...

2013 Awards Season: WGAs Leaves Analysts In the Dark

January 7th, 2013

Surprises seems to be the word of the day, as the WGA nominations included a number of them. Granted, Zero Dark Thirty and a lot of the other films that have earned Awards Season success thus far were here, but there were almost as many surprises as there were obvious choices. More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
12/31/2017 Pinocchio Screenwriter,
$0 $0 $0
12/25/2017 Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson P… Director $0 $0 $0
12/12/2014 Inherent Vice Screenwriter,
$8,110,975 $581,923 $8,692,898
9/14/2012 The Master Director,
$16,247,159 $42,544,852 $58,792,011
12/26/2007 There Will Be Blood Screenwriter,
$40,222,514 $36,986,197 $77,208,711
10/11/2002 Punch-Drunk Love Director,
$17,791,031 $6,800,000 $24,591,031
12/17/1999 Magnolia Producer,
$22,450,975 $25,995,827 $48,446,802
10/10/1997 Boogie Nights Producer,
$26,410,771 $16,700,954 $43,111,725
2/28/1997 Hard Eight Screenwriter,
$142,356 $0 $142,356
Movies: 9Totals:$131,375,781$129,609,753$260,985,534