Paul Thomas Anderson, who is popularly known as P.T. Anderson, is an American filmmaker who is a filmmaker who had interest in making films from young age. He was born in the year 1970, which makes his age 45 years at present. His father, Ernie Anderson was a DJ, and a television, radio announcer and a voiceover artist, who inspired his son to become a filmmaker. Anderson is known for his distinctive qualities of making film and is praised as a wunderkind after the release of the dramas like Boogie Nights and Magnolia. His bio includes the following details.
In the year 1993, he wrote and directed a short movie named Cigarettes and Coffee with a small budget of $20,000. He went to Sundance Institute where he had a deal with Rysher Entertainment for direction of his first ever feature film, which was a neo-noir crime thriller movie named Hard Eight in the year 1996. He received a critical and commercial success for his feature film Boogie Nights. His third feature film Magnolia, in the year 1999 received wide acclaim despite struggling at the box office.
In the year 2002, a romantic comedy drama named Punch-Drunk Love got released in the market for positive reviews. After five years of absence, an epic drama named There Will be Blood was released for critical acclaim in the year 2007; the move became the highest grossing movie till date and is considered to be one of the most important movies of the 21st century. In the year 2012, his sixth movie named The Master got released to critical acclaim and his seventh movie Inherent voice which was based on some novel on the same name by Thomas Pynchon. He also has been nominated for six Academy awards till date in his career of film making.
He was born in the Studio City situate at California and his mother’s name is Edwina Anderson. His father, as stated above, was an actor. He was brought up in San Fernando Valley and he is the third youngest son in the family out of nine children. He was close to his father but had troubled relation with his mother. He went to numerous schools including the Buckley in Sherman Oaks and Montclair Prep.
He was involved in filmmaking from a very young age and he actually has a plan of directing movies. HE made his first movie when he was eight years old and started making movies on a video camera which was bought to him by his father. He began writing in his teenage and when he was 17 years old, he began experimenting with a Bolex sixteen mm camera. After many years of experimentation, he wrote and filmed his first real production as a senior in high school when in Montclair Prep using the money that was earned by him after cleaning cages in a pet store.
His wife's name is Maya Rudolph. This phenomenal director with a net worth of 50 million dollars can be followed by his fans in twitter. In an interview recently, he had asked the viewers not to miss Interstellar saying that the movie was a grand one.