Producer | Director | Writer
One of his motivations to move the title character of About Schmidt (2002) from New York City in the novel to Payne's hometown of Omaha, Nebraska was as a tribute to the great history of "creative" people that hail from that small Midwestern city. ...
I was so burned out with road trip movies that I needed a break from them. That's why I delayed Nebraska and worked on The Descendants instead. Well into production, a friend of mine pointed out, "you know, this movie has a road trip in it as well" ...
Frequently uses actual people in roles of minor characters in his movies (real life policemen for policemen, real life restaurant servers for servers, real life teachers for teachers)
Alexander Constantine Papadopoulos
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
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