Payne followed with ABOUT SCHMIDT, starring Jack Nicholson and Kathy Bates. The film earned two Golden Globes (Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Director) and was voted Best Film of 2002 by the Los Angeles and London Film Critics Circles. In addition to SIDEWAYS, he has also executive produced the upcoming film THE ASSASSINATION OF RICHARD NIXON.
Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Payne holds B.A. degrees in History and Spanish Literature from Stanford University and an M.F.A. in filmmaking from UCLA. His thesis film, THE PASSION OF MARTIN, which he wrote, directed and produced, screened at the 1991 Sundance Film Festival.
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Alexander Payne Facts
|Birth Name||Alexander Papadopoulos|
|Birthday||February 10, 1961 (56)|
|Birthplace||Omaha, Nebraska, USA|
|Awards||2005 Academy Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay (for Sideways)|
|2005 Golden Globe Awards: Best Screenplay (for Sideways)|
|2005 BAFTA Awards: Best Screenplay (adapted) (for Sideways)|
|Paris Je T'aime|