Arguably one of the most underappreciated American directors, Paul Thomas Anderson has created some of the most singular works of the past decade. He’s probably best known for instant classic There Will Be Blood, a dark epic drama starring Daniel Day-Lewis as a vengeful oil tycoon.
While that earned Anderson many award nominations and wins, including one for Day-Lewis, Anderson has largely gone unrecognized at the Academy Awards even though many of his movies are brilliant. From the character-filled dour epic Magnolia, to the arthouse Adam Sandler flick Punch-Drunk Love, to the stoner farce Inherent Vice and even to his latest, the romantic comedy drama Phantom Thread, he’s experimented with many genres, imbuing each with his singular sense of style successfully. He’s also one of our very best director of actors, bringing brilliant performances out of almost everyone he directs. Anderson is currently in talks with Girls Trip breakout star/comedic genius Tiffany Haddish to make a film about the golden age of L.A.’s Little Harlem in the 1940’s.