Alexander Payne Overview

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Born: February 10, 1961

Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Alexander Payne became interested in filmmaking at the age of six, when his father was given an 8mm camera. Payne received a Bachelor of Arts in History and Spanish literature from Stanford University before going on to study at UCLA’s filmmaking program, graduating with a Master of Fine Arts. His 60-minute thesis film, The Passion of Martin (1989), garnered interest from inside the industry and was shown at several film festivals, including Sundance.... See All

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