Paul Thomas Anderson (born June 26, 1970), also referred to as P. T. Anderson or PTA, is an American filmmaker. In 1993, he wrote and directed a short film, Cigarettes & Coffee, on a budget of $20,000. An alumnus of the Sundance Institute, Anderson directed his first feature film Hard Eight (1996), which is set in Reno, Nevada.\n', '
Anderson achieved critical and commercial success with his film Boogie Nights (1997), set during the Golden Age of Porn in the 1970s and 1980s. His third film, Magnolia (1999), follows the interconnected lives of several characters over a day in the San Fernando Valley. Despite a poor box office performance, it received acclaim. Anderson\'s fourth film, Punch-Drunk Love (2002), was released to generally favorable reviews.\n', '
Anderson\'s fifth film, There Will Be Blood (2007), about an oil prospector during the Southern California oil boom, was released after a five-year absence and garnered wide acclaim. The Master (2012), was released to critical acclaim. Inherent Vice (2014), based on Thomas Pynchon\'s novel, received polarized reviews, but acclaim from some critics. Junun is a documentary about the making of an album of the same name. Anderson\'s ninth film, Phantom Thread (2017), is set in London.\n', '