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Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne (b. 1961, Nebraska) studied at Stanford before earning an MFA in Film at UCLA. He has previously directed CITIZEN RUTH (1996), ELECTION (1999), ABOUT SCHMIDT (2002), SIDEWAYS (2004), THE DESCENDANTS (2011, DIFF) and NEBRASKA (2013, DIFF). He has won two Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay for THE DESCENDANTS and SIDEWAYS. He serves on the boards of the Film Foundation and Film Streams, a cinematheque in Omaha.
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