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Paul Thomas Anderson

Paul Thomas Anderson
By Jürgen Fauth (flickr user muckster) (Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 8 films, with $312,841,721 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #665)
Best-known technical roles: There Will Be Blood (Director), There Will Be Blood (Screenwriter), Phantom Thread (Director), Phantom Thread (Screenwriter), The Master (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Daniel Day-Lewis, Joanne Sellar, Joaquin Phoenix, Daniel Lupi, Lesley Manville
Born: June 26th, 1970 (47 years old)

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  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
In Technical RolesScreenwriter8$152,399,056$160,442,665$312,841,721
Director8$152,399,056$160,442,665$312,841,721
Producer5$91,010,911$98,703,004$189,713,915

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


2017 Awards Season: Oscars: And the Winner is... The Shape of Water for Best Picture

March 4th, 2018

The Shape of Water

It’s Oscar night and we will be live blogging the show. We will announce the winners and have our reactions as they happen, while keeping track of how our readers did in predicting the outcomes. More...

2017 Awards Season: Oscars Nominations: Final Look

March 4th, 2018

The Shape of Water

It’s Oscar night and we will be live blogging the show. Before that, let’s take a last look at the nominations with a few annotations. Nominees in Italics are those that have received the most votes from our readers so far in our Oscar contest (which is open to new entries until noon, Pacific, today—enter now!). Bold films are those films I think will win. Meanwhile, those that are Underlined are those I want to win. Not all categories have underlined nominees, because not all categories have someone I’m cheering for, or because there are two nominees I couldn’t pick between. For example, I will be happy no matter who wins Best Supporting Actress. One last note: The contest is still going and the leading for Best Picture Switched from The Shape of Water to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri to tied over the time I was writing this story. This is the closest I’ve ever seen it. Guessing the best picture correctly will go a long way to winning. More...

2017 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Director

March 1st, 2018

The Shape of Water

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 who should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at Best Director, which I think is a more competitive category than most people think it will be. More...

2017 Awards Season: Oscars Nominations

January 23rd, 2018

The Shape of Water

The Oscar nominations were announced starting at just after 5 am Pacific time. They do this every year and no one has been able to adequately explain why to me. At least there were some interesting results this year. The Shape of Water led the way with 13 nominations, which is one below the current record and nearly as many as the next two films combined. Overall, there were seventeen films that earned two or more nominations. More...

Phantom Thread Trailer

October 24th, 2017

Paul Thomas Anderson drama starring Daniel Day-Lewis opens Christmas Day ... Full Movie Details.

Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock and his sister Cyril are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. More...

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...

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/25/2017 Phantom Thread Director,
Screenwriter 
$21,023,275 $24,753,464 $45,776,739
12/12/2014 Inherent Vice Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer 
$8,110,975 $6,661,371 $14,772,346
9/14/2012 The Master Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer 
$16,247,159 $42,544,852 $58,792,011
12/26/2007 There Will Be Blood Screenwriter,
Director 
$40,222,514 $36,986,197 $77,208,711
10/11/2002 Punch-Drunk Love Screenwriter,
Producer,
Director 
$17,791,031 $6,800,000 $24,591,031
12/17/1999 Magnolia Screenwriter,
Producer,
Director 
$22,450,975 $25,995,827 $48,446,802
10/10/1997 Boogie Nights Screenwriter,
Producer,
Director 
$26,410,771 $16,700,954 $43,111,725
2/28/1997 Hard Eight Screenwriter,
Director 
$142,356 $0 $142,356
Movies: 8Totals:$152,399,056$160,442,665$312,841,721
  Averages:$19,049,882$20,055,333$39,105,215

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/25/2017 Phantom Thread $216,495 1,186 $21,023,275 $45,776,739 45.9%
12/12/2014 Inherent Vice $328,184 653 $8,110,975 $14,772,346 54.9%
9/14/2012 The Master $736,311 864 $16,247,159 $58,792,011 27.6%
12/26/2007 There Will Be Blood $190,739 1,620 $40,222,514 $77,208,711 52.1%
10/11/2002 Punch-Drunk Love $367,203 1,293 $17,791,031 $24,591,031 72.3%
12/17/1999 Magnolia $193,604 1,086 $22,450,975 $48,446,802 46.3%
10/10/1997 Boogie Nights $50,168 1,003 $26,410,771 $43,111,725 61.3%
2/28/1997 Hard Eight $69,486 29 $142,356 $142,356 100.0%
Movies: 8Totals:  $152,399,056$312,841,721 
 Averages:$269,024967$19,049,882$39,105,21557.6%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/12/2014 Inherent Vice $328,184 653 $8,110,975 $14,772,346 54.9%
9/14/2012 The Master $736,311 864 $16,247,159 $58,792,011 27.6%
10/11/2002 Punch-Drunk Love $367,203 1,293 $17,791,031 $24,591,031 72.3%
12/17/1999 Magnolia $193,604 1,086 $22,450,975 $48,446,802 46.3%
10/10/1997 Boogie Nights $50,168 1,003 $26,410,771 $43,111,725 61.3%
Movies: 5Totals:  $91,010,911$189,713,915 
 Averages:$335,094980$18,202,182$37,942,78352.5%

Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/25/2017 Phantom Thread $216,495 1,186 $21,023,275 $45,776,739 45.9%
12/12/2014 Inherent Vice $328,184 653 $8,110,975 $14,772,346 54.9%
9/14/2012 The Master $736,311 864 $16,247,159 $58,792,011 27.6%
12/26/2007 There Will Be Blood $190,739 1,620 $40,222,514 $77,208,711 52.1%
10/11/2002 Punch-Drunk Love $367,203 1,293 $17,791,031 $24,591,031 72.3%
12/17/1999 Magnolia $193,604 1,086 $22,450,975 $48,446,802 46.3%
10/10/1997 Boogie Nights $50,168 1,003 $26,410,771 $43,111,725 61.3%
2/28/1997 Hard Eight $69,486 29 $142,356 $142,356 100.0%
Movies: 8Totals:  $152,399,056$312,841,721 
 Averages:$269,024967$19,049,882$39,105,21557.6%


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