American director, screenwriter, and producer, Alexander Payne is renowned for creating films that mix sardonic humor with humanist, character-driven drama.

After rave reviews of his first four features, Payne burst onto the awards scene with the Oscar darling Sideways in 2004. He maintained his status as a perennial Oscar contender through his next few films, culminating in the best picture nominated Nebraska - an exemplary work of Payne’s style, mixing dark humor with grounded, real-world struggles.

He signed with RadicalMedia in 2019 to bring his acclaimed, unique sense of humor to the commercial world, directing his first campaign with Apple, Privacy on the iPhone: Private Side. His latest film The Holdovers premiered at the 2023 Toronto International Film to widespread critical acclaim.
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