Paul Thomas Anderson
Birth Name: Paul Thomas Anderson
Birth Place: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, GB
Born on Mar. 4, 1965 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, Anderson attended Warwick University where he earned his film degree with honors. After graduation, he set up a film cooperative in his hometown and trained aspiring filmmakers in all aspects of the craft. Meanwhile, Anderson made his film debut with the violent low-budget independent, "Shopping" (1996), starring first-time actor Jude Law (who won the part over a then-equally unknown Ewan McGregor). Based on true events, the story told of two local kids who steal cars, smash them into storefront windows, loot what they can and wait for the cops to arrive - all for the thrill. The violent "Shopping" was banned in the UK, and in the U.S. a ...
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