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A-List Celebrities Sign Up for Alexander Payne’s ‘Downsizing’

For Alexander Payne, 2015 has brought a lot of stellar developments for his latest film "Downsizing", scheduled to go into production in early 2016. Today, Annapurna Pictures, the company that co-produced critically and commercially successful movies such as "American Hustle," "Her"...

Alexander Payne Heads Into ‘Downsizing’

Academy Award winner Alexander Payne is onto his next project and his film has also locked in an impressive lead. Hot off the heels of "Nebraska," the Greek-American filmmaker worked with his "Sideways" screenwriting partner, Jim Taylor, on the upcoming...

Alexander Payne’s ‘Sideways’ to Get 10th Anniversary DVD Release

It's hard to believe it's been ten years since Greek-American filmmaker Alexander Payne won his first Oscar for adapting the screenplay to 2004's "Sideways." A decade after the film hit theaters, 20th Century Fox is celebrating with a special...

Alexander Payne Celebrates ‘Sideways’ 10 Years Later at Charity Benefit

Ten years after the wine-infused hit "Sideways" had viewers reaching for the nearest bottle of Pinot Noir, the film's director, Greek-American Alexander Payne, and its star Paul Giamatti, celebrated at a California charity benefit this week. At the ranch of the winemaker...

10 Celebrities You Might Not Guess Are Greek Americans

Like anyone else who is Greek American, some peoples’ names don’t immediately give them away as being of Greek heritage. There are many prominent Greek American celebrities who you might not have guessed are Greek. They are talented, philanthropic,...

See Alexander Payne’s 1985 UCLA Film School Short, ‘Carmen’

Before Alexander Payne was winning Oscars for "The Descendants" and "Sideways," the Greek-American filmmaker honed his talents at UCLA Film School, where he made a 15-minute short, "Carmen," that recently hit the internet. Made in 1985, "Carmen" is one of Payne's...

Greeks Who Have Walked the Oscars’ Red Carpet

Upon hearing of Greeks and Oscars, the first name that comes to one’s mind is the name of famous Greek actress Katina Paxinou. In 1943, Paxinou was the first Greek to have brought home a little golden statuette for...

Director Alexander Payne Getting Close-Up in Los Angeles

Greek-American filmmaker Alexander Payne will be taking part in Film Independent's Directors Close-Up in Los Angeles, Calif. The event, which runs once a week from February 11-March 12, offers filmmakers and film lovers the chance to hear directly from the best...

See Who’s On the 2014 Oscar Nominations List!

Nominations for the 86th Academy Awards were announced this morning, and Greek-American filmmmaker Alexander Payne was once again recognized for his work on "Nebraska." The film received six nominations, including Best Director, Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor and...

Golden Globes 2014: Exclusive Red Carpet Interviews; Backstage Videos!

Some of the biggest stars in Hollywood stopped by Greek Reporter's camera on the 2014 Golden Globes red carpet and talked to us about the awards show, their work and of course, Greece! IS8i1IAsiZk Watch the red carpet arrivals and exclusive...