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Constantine Alexander Payne net worth:
$25 Million

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Birth date: February 10, 1961
Birth place: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Height:5' 10" (1.78 m)
Profession:Film Producer, Television producer, Film director, Screenwriter, Author
Education:Creighton Preparatory School, University of California, Los Angeles, University of Salamanca, Stanford University, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Sandra Oh (m. 2003–2006)
Parents:Peggy Payne, George Payne
Awards:Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay
Nominations:Academy Award for Best Picture, Academy Award for Best Director, Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Director, BAFTA Award for Best Film, Satellite Award for Best Director, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film, Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture, AACTA International Award for Best Film, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media, Bodil Award for Best American Film, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director, New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Screenplay, AACTA International Award for Best Screenplay, Amanda Award for Best Foreign Film in Theatrical Release
Movies:The Descendants, Nebraska, Sideways, About Schmidt, Election, Downsizing, Citizen Ruth, Paris, I Love You, Jurassic Park III, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, King of California, Cedar Rapids, Cinema16: American Short Films, Wanderlust, Inside Out III, Wholphin: Issue 3
Books:The Coffee Table Coffee Table Book

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Alexander Payne Net Worth: Alexander Payne is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer who has a net worth of $25 million. Alexander Payne was born in Omaha, Nebraska in February 1961. He wrote a humor column for his high school paper and was also the editor of the school’s yearbook. He earned his MFA from UCLA Film School in 1990 and also studied at Stanford University and Spain’s University of Salamanca. Payne directed, composed, and produced the 2011 film The Descendants. The movie earned him an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. He directed the movie Nebraska in 2013 which was nominated for an Academy Award, Independent Spirit Award, and Golden Globe Award for The Best Director. He made the movies The Assassination of Richard Nixon, King of California, The Savages, and Cedar Rapids. For his limited work Payne has 91 award triumphs and 90 more nominations.


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Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Downsizing2017producer post-production
Crash Pad2017executive producer post-production
Run Fast2014Short executive producer
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter2014executive producer
Breaking Night2012Short executive producer
Hung2009-2011TV Series executive producer - 26 episodes
L Train2011Short executive producer
The Descendants2011producer
Cedar Rapids2011producer
Saidoweizu2009executive producer
King of California2007producer
The Savages2007executive producer
Gray Matters2006/Iexecutive producer
The Assassination of Richard Nixon2004executive producer
The Passion of Martin1991producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Downsizing2017post-production
Nebraska2013
The Descendants2011
Hung2009TV Series 1 episode
Paris, je t'aime2006segment "14e arrondissement"
Sideways2004
About Schmidt2002
Election1999
Citizen Ruth1996
Inside Out III1992Video
The Passion of Martin1991
Inside Out1991Video episode "My Secret Moments"
Carmen1985Short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Downsizing2017screenplay post-production
The Descendants2011screenplay
Saidoweizu2009story and characters
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry2007screenplay
Paris, je t'aime2006segment "14e Arrondissement"
Sideways2004screenplay
About Schmidt2002screenplay
Jurassic Park III2001written by
Election1999screenplay
Citizen Ruth1996written by
The Passion of Martin1991
Inside Out1991Video written by - segment "My Secret Moments"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Paris, je t'aime2006Oscar Wilde (segment "Pere-Lachaise")

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Carmen1985Short

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Passion of Martin1991

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Passion of Martin1991sound editor

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Real Violence2013Short special thanks
All Good Things2010special thanks
Corked2009special thanks
Humboldt County2008thanks
Imitation Life2008thanks
The Visitor2007/Ispecial thanks
The Replacement Child2007Short special thanks
The Motel2005thanks
I Heart Huckabees2004the producers wish to thank
Bingo2003Short special thanks
Committed2000/Ispecial thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Once I Was: The Hal Ashby Story2017Documentary post-productionHimself
Advanced Filmmaking2014TV Series documentaryHimself
The 86th Annual Academy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Director
The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
Charlie Rose2011-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Colbert Report2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
71st Golden Globe Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominee (uncredited)
Alexander Payne Introduction to 'Il Sorpasso'2014Documentary shortHimself
NYFF512013ShortHimself
Trespassing Bergman2013DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
Días de cine2013TV SeriesHimself
Bergmans video2012TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (2012)
The 84th Annual Academy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay / Nominee: Best Director & Nominee: Best Picture
The 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Motion Picture - Drama & Nominee: Best Director / Best Screenplay
Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Imagine2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Wanderlust2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Cinema16: American Short Films2006VideoHimself - Commentary
The Making of 'Sideways'2005Video shortHimself
The 77th Annual Academy Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay
The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards2005TV Special documentaryHimself
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards2005TV Special documentaryHimself - Winner: Best Screenplay / Nominee: Best Director
The 10th Annual Critics' Choice Awards2005TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing2004DocumentaryHimself
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Screenplay & Nominee: Best Director
Turn Ben Stein On1999TV SeriesHimself
How to Judge Character by the Face1986ShortHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015CEC AwardCinema Writers Circle Awards, SpainBest Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)Nebraska (2013)
2014Honorary AwardLocation Managers Guild Awards (LMGA)Eva Monley Award
2014Audience AwardRotterdam International Film FestivalNebraska (2013)
2013FIPRESCI PrizeStockholm Film FestivalNebraska (2013)
2012Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Descendants (2011)· Nat Faxon
· Jim Rash
2012Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest ScreenplayThe Descendants (2011)· Nat Faxon
· Jim Rash
2012IFC AwardIowa Film Critics AwardsBest DirectorThe Descendants (2011)
2012USC Scripter AwardUSC Scripter AwardThe Descendants (2011)· Kaui Hart Hemmings (author)
· Nat Faxon (screenwriter)
· Jim Rash (screenwriter)
2012WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Adapted ScreenplayThe Descendants (2011)· Nat Faxon (screenplay)
· Jim Rash (screenplay)
2012OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Adapted ScreenplayThe Descendants (2011)· Nat Faxon
· Jim Rash
2012AFI AwardAFI Awards, USAMovie of the YearThe Descendants (2011)· Jim Burke
· Jim Taylor
2012EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Writing, Adapted ScreenplayThe Descendants (2011)· Jim Rash
· Nat Faxon
2012Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year AwardAmerican Cinema Editors, USA
2011DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorThe Descendants (2011)
2011DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest ScreenplayThe Descendants (2011)· Nat Faxon
· Jim Rash
2011DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest Writing, Screenplay - Original/AdaptedThe Descendants (2011)· Nat Faxon
· Jim Rash
2011FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Descendants (2011)· Nat Faxon
· Jim Rash
2011Audience AwardHawaii International Film FestivalBest Narrative FeatureThe Descendants (2011)
2011Vision in Film AwardHawaii International Film Festival
2011HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest ScreenplayThe Descendants (2011)· Nat Faxon
· Jim Rash
2011IFJA AwardIndiana Film Journalists Association, USBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Descendants (2011)· Nat Faxon
· Jim Rash
2011NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest Adapted ScreenplayThe Descendants (2011)· Nat Faxon
· Jim Rash
2011NYFCO AwardNew York Film Critics, OnlineBest ScreenplayThe Descendants (2011)· Nat Faxon
· Jim Rash
2011Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Screenplay, AdaptedThe Descendants (2011)· Nat Faxon
· Jim Rash
2011SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Descendants (2011)· Nat Faxon
· Jim Rash
2011SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Descendants (2011)· Nat Faxon
· Jim Rash
2011UFCA AwardUtah Film Critics Association AwardsBest Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another MediumThe Descendants (2011)· Nat Faxon
· Jim Rash
2011WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Descendants (2011)· Nat Faxon
· Jim Rash
2006RobertRobert FestivalBest American Film (Årets amerikanske film)Sideways (2004)
2006Silver CondorArgentinean Film Critics Association AwardsBest Foreign Film, Not in the Spanish Language (Mejor Película Extranjera)Sideways (2004)
2005Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest WriterSideways (2004)· Jim Taylor
2005COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest DirectorSideways (2004)
2005DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest ScreenplaySideways (2004)· Jim Taylor
2005Directors' Week AwardFantasportoSpecial Prize of the JurySideways (2004)
2005Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsAdapted ScreenplaySideways (2004)· Jim Taylor
2005Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest DirectorSideways (2004)
2005Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest ScreenplaySideways (2004)· Jim Taylor
2005IFC AwardIowa Film Critics AwardsBest DirectorSideways (2004)
2005NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ScreenplaySideways (2004)· Jim Taylor
2005OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another MediumSideways (2004)· Jim Taylor
2005OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplaySideways (2004)· Jim Taylor
2005Director of the Year AwardPalm Springs International Film FestivalSideways (2004)
2005Comedy Film HonorUS Comedy Arts FestivalBest DirectorSideways (2004)
2005WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Adapted ScreenplaySideways (2004)· Jim Taylor
2005OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Adapted ScreenplaySideways (2004)· Jim Taylor
2005Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Screenplay - Motion PictureSideways (2004)· Jim Taylor
2005BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Screenplay - AdaptedSideways (2004)· Jim Taylor
2004BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest ScreenplaySideways (2004)· Jim Taylor
2004CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ScreenplaySideways (2004)· Jim Taylor
2004FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorSideways (2004)
2004FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ScreenplaySideways (2004)· Jim Taylor
2004Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest FeatureSideways (2004)· Michael London
2004KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Screenplay, AdaptedSideways (2004)· Jim Taylor
2004LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorSideways (2004)
2004LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest ScreenplaySideways (2004)· Jim Taylor
2004Golden StarMarrakech International Film FestivalSideways (2004)
2004NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest Adapted ScreenplaySideways (2004)· Jim Taylor
2004NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ScreenplaySideways (2004)· Jim Taylor
2004PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Screenplay Adapted from Another MediumSideways (2004)· Jim Taylor
2004SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Screenplay, AdaptedSideways (2004)· Jim Taylor
2004SFFCC AwardSan Francisco Film Critics CircleBest DirectorSideways (2004)
2004Seattle Film Critics AwardSeattle Film Critics AwardsBest Screenplay, AdaptedSideways (2004)· Jim Taylor
2004SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorSideways (2004)
2004SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplaySideways (2004)· Jim Taylor
2004SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest Director - Comedy/MusicalSideways (2004)
2004SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest ScreenplaySideways (2004)· Jim Taylor
2004WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Screenplay, AdaptedSideways (2004)· Jim Taylor
2004ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplaySideways (2004)· Jim Taylor
2003Imagery HonorsSonoma Valley Film Festival
2003Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Screenplay - Motion PictureAbout Schmidt (2002)· Jim Taylor
2002LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest ScreenplayAbout Schmidt (2002)· Jim Taylor
2000FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ScreenplayElection (1999)· Jim Taylor
2000Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest DirectorElection (1999)
2000Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest ScreenplayElection (1999)· Jim Taylor
2000OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayElection (1999)
2000SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayElection (1999)· Jim Taylor
2000WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or PublishedElection (1999)· Jim Taylor
1999New Generation AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsElection (1999)· Jim Taylor
1999NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ScreenplayElection (1999)· Jim Taylor
1999SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Screenplay, AdaptedElection (1999)· Jim Taylor
1999Best New DirectorValladolid International Film FestivalElection (1999)
1996Best ScreenplayThessaloniki Film FestivalCitizen Ruth (1996)· Jim Taylor

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Silver CondorArgentinean Film Critics Association AwardsBest Foreign Film, Not in the Spanish Language (Mejor Película Extranjera)Nebraska (2013)
2015BodilBodil AwardsBest American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)Nebraska (2013)
2014COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest DirectorNebraska (2013)
2014Guardian Film AwardGuardian Film Awards, UKBest DirectorNebraska (2013)
2014Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest DirectorNebraska (2013)
2014NCFCA AwardNorth Carolina Film Critics AssociationBest DirectorNebraska (2013)
2014OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest DirectorNebraska (2013)
2014OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Achievement in DirectingNebraska (2013)
2014Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PictureNebraska (2013)
2014AmandaAmanda Awards, NorwayBest Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske kinofilm)Nebraska (2013)
2014American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USABest Comedy Director - FilmNebraska (2013)
2013BodilBodil AwardsBest American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)The Descendants (2011)
2013Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalNebraska (2013)
2013Audience Choice AwardChicago International Film FestivalNebraska (2013)
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Compilation Soundtrack For Visual MediaThe Descendants (2011)· Dondi Bastone (producer)
2013Art Cinema AwardHamburg Film FestivalNebraska (2013)
2013HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorNebraska (2013)
2013Grand Marnier Fellowship AwardNew York Film FestivalBest FilmNebraska (2013)
2013PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorNebraska (2013)
2013SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest DirectorNebraska (2013)
2013Best North American Independent FilmTallinn Black Nights Film FestivalNebraska (2013)
2013EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest DirectorNebraska (2013)
2012Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorThe Descendants (2011)
2012Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Descendants (2011)· Nat Faxon
· Jim Rash
2012COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Descendants (2011)· Jim Rash
· Nat Faxon
2012DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesThe Descendants (2011)
2012GFCA AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Best Adapted ScreenplayThe Descendants (2011)· Nat Faxon
· Jim Rash
2012Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsAdapted ScreenplayThe Descendants (2011)· Nat Faxon
· Jim Rash
2012Humanitas PrizeHumanitas PrizeFeature Film CategoryThe Descendants (2011)· Jim Rash (writer)
· Nat Faxon (writer)
2012Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest FeatureThe Descendants (2011)· Jim Burke
· Jim Taylor
2012Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest DirectorThe Descendants (2011)
2012IOFCP AwardInternational Online Film Critics' PollBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Descendants (2011)· Nat Faxon
· Jim Rash
2012ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsScreenwriter of the YearThe Descendants (2011)· Nat Faxon
· Jim Rash
2012OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest PictureThe Descendants (2011)· Jim Burke
· Jim Taylor
2012OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another MediumThe Descendants (2011)· Nat Faxon
· Jim Rash
2012OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Descendants (2011)· Nat Faxon
· Jim Rash
2012PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion PicturesThe Descendants (2011)· Jim Burke
· Jim Taylor
2012TFCA AwardToronto Film Critics Association AwardsBest ScreenplayThe Descendants (2011)· Nat Faxon
· Jim Rash
2012VFCC AwardVancouver Film Critics CircleBest ScreenplayThe Descendants (2011)· Nat Faxon
· Jim Rash
2012OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Motion Picture of the YearThe Descendants (2011)· Jim Burke
· Jim Taylor
2012OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Achievement in DirectingThe Descendants (2011)
2012Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PictureThe Descendants (2011)
2012Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Screenplay - Motion PictureThe Descendants (2011)· Nat Faxon
· Jim Rash
2012BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest FilmThe Descendants (2011)· Jim Burke
· Jim Taylor
2012BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Descendants (2011)· Nat Faxon
· Jim Rash
2012Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest ScreenwriterThe Descendants (2011)
2012Award of the Argentinean AcademyAcademy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of ArgentinaBest Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)The Descendants (2011)
2012EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest PictureThe Descendants (2011)· Jim Burke
· Jim Taylor
2012EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest DirectorThe Descendants (2011)
2012AACTA International AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest ScreenplayThe Descendants (2011)· Nat Faxon
· Jim Rash
2012AACTA International AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest FilmThe Descendants (2011)· Jim Burke
· Jim Taylor
2011CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorThe Descendants (2011)
2011CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Screenplay, AdaptedThe Descendants (2011)· Nat Faxon
· Jim Rash
2011DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest DirectorThe Descendants (2011)
2011Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest FeatureThe Descendants (2011)· Jim Burke
· Jim Taylor
2011HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorThe Descendants (2011)
2011Best FilmLondon Film FestivalThe Descendants (2011)
2011PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorThe Descendants (2011)
2011PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Screenplay - AdaptationThe Descendants (2011)· Nat Faxon
· Jim Rash
2011SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Screenplay, AdaptedThe Descendants (2011)· Nat Faxon
· Jim Rash
2011Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest DirectorThe Descendants (2011)
2011SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest DirectorThe Descendants (2011)
2011WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorThe Descendants (2011)
2011ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Motion PictureThe Descendants (2011)· Jim Burke
· Jim Taylor
2010Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsAdapted Screenplay of the DecadeSideways (2004)· Jim Taylor
2008Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ScreenplayI Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)· Barry Fanaro
· Jim Taylor
2006BodilBodil AwardsBest American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)Sideways (2004)
2006Czech LionCzech LionsBest Foreign Language Film (Nejlepsí zahranicní film)Sideways (2004)
2005Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorSideways (2004)
2005Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplaySideways (2004)· Jim Taylor
2005DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesSideways (2004)
2005Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsDirectorSideways (2004)
2005ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsDirector of the YearSideways (2004)
2005ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsScreenwriter of the YearSideways (2004)· Jim Taylor
2005OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest DirectorSideways (2004)
2005OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorSideways (2004)
2005Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest DirectorSideways (2004)
2005Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Screenplay, AdaptedSideways (2004)· Jim Taylor
2005USC Scripter AwardUSC Scripter AwardSideways (2004)· Jim Taylor (screenwriter)
· Rex Pickett (author)
2005VFCC AwardVancouver Film Critics CircleBest DirectorSideways (2004)
2005OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Achievement in DirectingSideways (2004)
2005Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PictureSideways (2004)
2004RobertRobert FestivalBest American Film (Årets amerikanske film)About Schmidt (2002)
2004ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest DirectorSideways (2004)
2003Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest WriterAbout Schmidt (2002)· Jim Taylor
2003CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorAbout Schmidt (2002)
2003CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ScreenplayAbout Schmidt (2002)· Jim Taylor
2003Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsAdapted ScreenplayAbout Schmidt (2002)· Jim Taylor
2003IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura)About Schmidt (2002)· Jim Taylor
2003OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another MediumAbout Schmidt (2002)· Jim Taylor
2003OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayAbout Schmidt (2002)· Jim Taylor
2003USC Scripter AwardUSC Scripter AwardAbout Schmidt (2002)· Jim Taylor (screenwriter)
· Louis Begley (author)
2003WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Adapted ScreenplayAbout Schmidt (2002)· Jim Taylor
2003Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PictureAbout Schmidt (2002)
2003Discover Screenwriting AwardAmerican Screenwriters Association, USAAbout Schmidt (2002)· Jim Taylor
2002Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalAbout Schmidt (2002)
2000Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest ScreenplayElection (1999)· Jim Taylor
2000Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest Screenplay, AdaptedElection (1999)· Jim Taylor
2000OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another MediumElection (1999)· Jim Taylor
2000OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or PublishedElection (1999)· Jim Taylor
1999Golden SpikeValladolid International Film FestivalElection (1999)
1996Grand Jury PrizeSundance Film FestivalDramaticCitizen Ruth (1996)
1996Golden AlexanderThessaloniki Film FestivalCitizen Ruth (1996)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest ScreenplayThe Descendants (2011)· Nat Faxon
· Jim Rash
2011ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Descendants (2011)· Nat Faxon
· Jim Rash
2005COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest ScreenplaySideways (2004)· Jim Taylor
2005NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest DirectorSideways (2004)
2004BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest DirectorSideways (2004)
2004UFCA AwardUtah Film Critics Association AwardsBest ScreenplaySideways (2004)· Jim Taylor
2003COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest Screenplay, AdaptedAbout Schmidt (2002)· Jim Taylor
2003NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ScreenplayAbout Schmidt (2002)· Jim Taylor
2002NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ScreenplayAbout Schmidt (2002)· Jim Taylor
2000NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ScreenplayElection (1999)· Jim Taylor
1999BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest ScreenplayElection (1999)· Jim Taylor
1999ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayElection (1999)· Jim Taylor

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorNebraska (2013)
2011NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ScreenplayThe Descendants (2011)· Jim Rash
· Nat Faxon
2005DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorSideways (2004)
2002NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorAbout Schmidt (2002)


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#Fact
1Director Chris Columbus said Payne's Sideways (2004) was "a 70s movie in contemporary times".
2Worked with both Laura Dern and her mother Diane Ladd in Citizen Ruth (1996), and then years later with her father Bruce Dern in Nebraska (2013).
3Although he couldn't imagine Psycho (1960) in color, because it's much more chilling in black and white, the film was remade in color as Psycho (1998) to universal disapproval.
4During an interview to french site Télérama, he stated his desire to work with Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Marion Cotillard, Bérénice Bejo and Jennifer Lawrence. [April 2014].
5All of his full-length feature films (thus not counting his segment on Paris, je t'aime (2006)) since About Schmidt (2002) have earned one of their male leads an Academy Award nomination: Jack Nicholson for About Schmidt (2002), Thomas Haden Church for Sideways (2004); George Clooney for The Descendants (2011), and Bruce Dern for Nebraska (2013).
6Everytime he was nominated for the Best Director Oscar, Martin Scorsese was nominated in the same category alongside him: first in 2005 when Payne was nominated for Sideways (2004) and Scorsese for The Aviator (2004), then in 2012 when Payne was nominated for The Descendants (2011) and Scorsese for Hugo (2011) and finally in 2014 when Payne was nominated for Nebraska (2013) and Scorsese for The Wolf of Wall Street (2013).
7A serious film buff and scholar, Payne paid to have the silent 1917 Chaplin/"Little Tramp" film short The Adventurer (1917) restored and shown at the Il Cinema Ritrovato in Bologna, Italy in 2013, where he also introduced it, in Italian and English. He had also shown the film over 40 years before on his own 8mm projector to his friends back in Omaha, Nebraska when he was growing up.
8Directed his first feature length film at the age of 35.
9Graduated film school at the age of 29.
10Directed 7 actors in Oscar nominated performances: Jack Nicholson, Kathy Bates, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, George Clooney, Bruce Dern, and June Squibb.
11Among his favorite filmmakers: Akira Kurosawa, Luis Buñuel, Hal Ashby, Martin Scorsese and Sergio Leone.
12Member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Directors Branch) [2005-]
13One of his motivations to move the title character of About Schmidt (2002) from New York City in the novel to Payne's hometown of Omaha, Nebraska was as a tribute to the great history of "creative" people that hail from that small Midwestern city. Other famous people who are originally from Omaha include Henry Fonda, Marlon Brando, Fred Astaire, Montgomery Clift and Nick Nolte.
14Is a friend of David O. Russell.
15Did an uncredited polishing-up of the final draft of Meet the Parents (2000).
16Studied Spanish and History at Stanford.
17Is on the short list of directors who has final cut rights to his films.
18Owns the Winnebago driven by Warren Schmidt (Jack Nicholson) in About Schmidt (2002).
19He grew up down the street from billionaire Warren Buffett.
20Graduated in 1990 from UCLA Filmschool with a MFA in Theater Arts.
21Graduate of Stanford University.
22His father is of Greek and German ancestry, and his mother is of Greek descent. His paternal grandfather, a Greek immigrant, changed the family surname from "Papadopoulos" to "Payne".
23Studied at the University of Salamanca (Spain).
24Attended Creighton Prep High School in Omaha, Nebraska

#Quote
1It looks like a game of Battleship. I'll have my computer backed to his computer, cords and cables going in all sorts of directions. It's not the neatest setup, but it's worked for us.
2I was so burned out with road trip movies that I needed a break from them. That's why I delayed Nebraska and worked on The Descendants instead. Well into production, a friend of mine pointed out, "you know, this movie has a road trip in it as well" and I was like "shit!" I guess I have a type.
3Ann (Beeder) is my best friend from childhood. I live in L.A. and she lives in New York, but we try to coordinate our trips to Omaha to fall at the same time. When we get there, we always find an adventure for us to go on. The last one was buying King Fong's, an old Chinese restaurant in downtown Omaha that once served as a brothel.
4[on Hitchcock's Psycho] Can you imagine Psycho in color? There's something chilling about that in black and white. You can't think of it in color. It's a different deal. It's super cool.
5[asked about some non-American directors he admires] The Thai guy with the unpronounceable name [Apichatpong Weerasethakul], he's good. Interesting rhythms. Weird. He has his own language. Um. Who else is good? One of the best films I've seen this century is an Uruguayan film from a few years ago called Whisky (2004). I've traditionally followed Pedro Almodóvar. Michael Haneke's Amour (2012) I think is the only true masterpiece we've had in the last how-many years. It's a tremendous film.
6I don't want everything to be about the fucking Oscars. Does it keep me in business? Yes. The thing I lament is that we see good films only in the light of whether they get an Oscar. Where are those films throughout the year? Not just eight of them bunched up at the end, expecting to gird for battle.
7[re I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)] "Chuck and Larry" was a disappointment. When Jim (Taylor) and I wrote the script, we went with a dark comedy approach. We knew when (Adam) Sandler was brought on board that he would toss out our work, bring his buddies on board, and turn it into a juvenile slapstick piece. That's fine, but that's not our work. About 5, maybe 10 percent of our script remained.
8One of cinema's greatest uses or values lies not just in it's ability to capture reality, but to capture or suggest dreams. And silent films excelled from the start in fully embracing the weirdness of real life and dream and how the two can be combined into a story, the likes of which I think, we've not seen in the talkies - a fuller, weirder totality of human experience.
9When I'm shooting I don't care who the star is. I have an actor playing a part, and I'm serving the script, not serving anyone's career. My hope is that, after twenty minutes, perhaps the audience forgets it is George Clooney or Jack Nicholson and just sees the character.
10It's my hope that we're getting into an era where the value of a film is based on its proximity to real life rather than its distance from it. To do that, you need actors - stars, basically - who don't necessarily look like Ben Affleck.
11Where is it written that if you are not getting your money from a studio you have more freedom? If I had tried to make Sideways with independent funding I would have had to secure foreign presales and cast big stars in order to get my budget. This movie took a studio to say 'We're gambling on you. Cast whoever you want.'
12We don't have movies about ourselves, and we don't have a national film culture. It shouldn't be an epic aspiration to make simple human stories, but it is.
13While accepting his Director of the Year award for Sideways (2004) at the Palm Spring Film Festival: "I thank you for this award, though I think there may be a problem with a world in which making small, human and humorous films is 'an achievement.' It should be the norm".
14I want all of my films to belong to me. There is an audience out there for literate films - slower, more observant, more human films, and they deserve to be made. Which is why I want Sideways (2004) to succeed, to encourage other film-makers.
15When studios entrust big Hollywood blockbusters to strong, intelligent directors, like Steven Soderbergh or Sam Raimi [Spider-Mans 1 and 2] or Alfonso Cuarón [the latest Harry Potter], I say 'God bless 'em', because those films will have legs and might stand the test of time. But if they rely on just product, like two examples from this year, Van Helsing (2004) and Catwoman (2004) - I'm glad they tanked.
16[on casting] They [the studios] go through that process where they think you have to find the most famous people possible and then they go down the line. That's a game I'm increasingly uninterested in - unless the most famous possible person also happens to be very correct in the part, like Jack Nicholson.
17[on Reese Witherspoon]: She has such intelligence and humor, so it was a joyous leap of faith. Working with her, I kept thinking of Holly Hunter, she is an actress who is equally at home in character roles and in leads and in comedy and in drama.  Reese has that kind of range, as an actress and as a human being.
18[on Reese Witherspoon in Election (1999)] She inhabited that role fully, but she can do all these other roles. You see a woman in her, not a girl. She's going to be interesting for a long time.

#Trademark
1Features characters that endeavor for self-fulfillment and individualism (Sideways (2004), About Schmidt (2002), Nebraska (2013))).
2His films often deal with a sense of loneliness depicted by the main character
3His films often revolve around adultery in marriage and relationships
4Frequently incoporates telephone monologues as a dramatic device
5Frequently uses actual people in roles of minor characters in his movies (real life policemen for policemen, real life restaurant servers for servers, real life teachers for teachers)
6Frequently casts Phil Reeves
7Frequently films scenes at natural history museums
8Often sets his films in and around Omaha, Nebraska

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