PAUL SCHRADER Biography - Theater, Opera and Movie personalities


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Name: Paul Joseph Schrader                                                                   
Born: 22 July 1946                                                                           
Paul Joseph Schrader (born July 22, 1946 in Grand Rapids, Michigan) is an                     
American screenwriter and film director.                                                     
His influences include Robert Bresson, Yasujiro Ozu and Carl Dreyer, whose cross-cultural     
similarities he examined in Transcendental Style in Film: Ozu, Bresson, Dreyer in 1972.       
Despite his credentials as a director, Schrader has                                           
received more recognition for his screenplays directed by others.                             
Schrader is married to the actress Mary Beth Hurt, and they have two children, a             
daughter named Molly and a son named Sam. He was trained at the AFI Conservatory.             
His brother was the screenwriter and director Leonard Schrader, with whom he                 
collaborated on the screenplays of Blue Collar and Mishima.