With so much byte-sized information zinging before our eyes, clogging our synapses and bulging our inboxes, it is hard to tell Who's Who these days. With a gaggle of great films over the recent season, it is very easy to get confused between the many Andersons of contemporary cinema. Following is a guide.
Paul Thomas Anderson
Born: June 26, 1970
Birthplace: Studio City, CA
Education: Two semesters at Emerson College and two days at New York University
Spouse: Maya Rudolph, comedic actress
Notable Film Achievements: The Master, Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love, and There Will Be Blood
Wesley Wales Anderson
Born: May 1, 1969,
Birthplace: Houston, TX
Height: 6' 1"
Education: University of Texas at Austin
Dating: Not known
Notable Film Achievements: Moonrise Kingdom, Bottle Rocket, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, The Royal Tenenbaums and Rushmore
Paul W. S. Anderson
Born: March 4, 1965
Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne, Great Britain
Height: 6' 3"
Education: University of Warwick
Spouse: Milla Jovovich, hottie actress
Notable Film Achievements: Resident Evil, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Resident Evil: Extinction, Resident Evil: Afterlife, Resident Evil: Retribution, Alien vs. Predator, Death Race and Death Race 2
Not Andersons but similar in style and theme, these directors add to the Anderson confusion:
David O. Russell
Born: August 20, 1958
Birthplace: New York City
Education: Amherst College
Divorced: Janet Grillo (m. 1992-2007)
Notable Film Achievements: Flirting with Disaster, Three Kings, I Heart Huckabees and The Fighter
Born: February 12, 1969
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
Education: Harvard University
Divorced: Rachel Weisz, hottie actress (2001-2010)
Notable Film Achievements: Black Swan, The Wrestler, The Fountain, Requiem for a Dream and Pi
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Moonrise Kingdom Official Trailer #1 - Wes Anderson Movie (2012) HD Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, MOONRISE KINGDOM tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore -- and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle. Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff. Edward Norton is a Khaki Scout troop leader. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand portray the young girl's parents. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as the boy and girl. "Moonrise Kingdom" "Moonrise Kingdom trailer" "Moonrise Kingdom HD" "Moonrise Kingdom movie" "Edward Norton" "Bruce Willis" "Bill Murray" "Frances McDormand" "Tilda Swinton" "Jason Schwartzman" "Jared Gilman" "Kara Hayward" "Wes Anderson" "Roman Coppola" movieclips movie clips movieclipsDOTcom popuptrailer
The Master - Official Trailer (2012) [HD] Release Date: 12 October 2012 Genre: Drama Directors: Paul Thomas Anderson Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix,...
Scene from The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004) directed by Wes Anderson. Here Steve Zissou (Murray) fights Phillipino pirates off his boat all on his onesies
The theatrical trailer for the 2002 film by Paul Thomas Anderson
Resident Evil - Trailer
This is the trailer for Wes Anderson's Rushmore
'Resident Evil: Afterlife'
Trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's film
A sprawling epic of family, faith, power and oil
Requiem for a Dream exposes four paralleled individuals and their menacing addiction to heroin, cocaine, and diet pills (speed). Taking place in Brooklyn amidst the waning Coney Island, the drugs are very easily obtained and keep each main character in its cycle of dependence. The protagonist Harry Goldfarb is your typical heroin junky with an ambitious plan of "Getting off hard knocks," with help from his cocaine crazed girlfriend Marion and his long time friend Tyrone. Meanwhile his widowed mother is obsessed with the glamor of television and eventually finds her way to a dietitian who pushes her into the cycle of drug induced enslavement.
Trailer for David O. Russell's film
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