Paul Thomas Anderson (more commonly known as P.T. Anderson), is an American filmmaker who has written and directed five films, including Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch Drunk Love and There Will Be Blood.

Anderson has been said to belong to the "VCR Generation" of filmmakers, grouped with directors such as Quentin Tarantino, Richard Linklater and Kevin Smith, and described as filmmakers whose careers were founded not upon film school training, but from an enthusiastic love of movies.

If Stanley Kubrick, Robert Altman and Martin Scorsese had made sweet, passionate love, P.T. Anderson would have been the fruit of their priapic loins.

Awful mental pictures aside, his real father was Ernie Anderson.

Not to be confused with Paul W. S. Anderson, although both have gone by merely Paul Anderson before.


His movies provide examples of:

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