until the opening
of the Festival de Cannes 2019
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Alexander PAYNE

Alexander PAYNE
Biography

Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Alexander Payne earned his MFA in Film at The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
He made his feature film debut with Citizen Ruth (1996) and followed up with Election (1999), which won Best Screenplay from the Writers' Guild of America and the New York Film Critics Circle, as well as an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.
About Schmidt (2002), premiered in competition at the Cannes Film Festival and opened the New York Film Festival. Both Sideways (2004) and his latest film, The Descendants (2011), won Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay and were nominated for four others, including Best Picture and Best Director.

Films presented at Cannes

Jury members
Member - Feature films - 2012
President - Un Certain Regard - 2005
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Directors

Denis VILLENEUVE

Denis VILLENEUVE

Director, script writer
Fernando Ezequiel SOLANAS

Fernando Ezequiel SOLANAS

George CUKOR

George CUKOR

Hugh HUDSON

Hugh HUDSON

Michelangelo ANTONIONI

Michelangelo ANTONIONI

Pedro ALMODÓVAR

Pedro ALMODÓVAR

Director, Writer, Producer
Pablo TRAPERO

Pablo TRAPERO

Director
Xavier DOLAN

Xavier DOLAN

Director
Youssef CHAHINE

Youssef CHAHINE

Director
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