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Paul Schrader

Born on July 22, 1946 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Paul Schrader is an American writer, director, and film scholar and critic. He is mainly known for being the screenwriter of Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver, but he has also directed many acclaimed movies.

As a filmmaker, Paul Schrader started making films in the 70s, from his debut Blue Collar in 1978 to acclaimed films late American Gigolo (1980) and Mishima (1982) in his early career. He then went on to direct more movies, though not all of them were successful. In 2013, he collaborated with writer Bret Easton Ellis and directed the Venice-premiering The Canyons.

His most acclaimed titles came later, with what is known as the “Man in a Room Trilogy”: First Reformed (2017), The Card Counter (2021), and Master Gardener (2023). Paul Schrader is currently working on an upcoming movie called Oh Canada, starring Jacob Elordi, Uma Thurman, and Richard Gere.

On this page you’ll find all our articles and reviews of the films Paul Schrader worked on as a writer and/or director.