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(American screenwriter, film critic, director)

Relationship Facts of Paul Schrader

Paul Schrader is married to hiswife.
He does not have any kids as of now.
Paul Schrader is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

Is Paul Schrader Married?

Paul Schrader, 79, is currently married to his second wife, Mary Beth Hurt, who is an actress. Mary has appeared in minor roles in numerous films.

Together, the duo is parents to two children who are a daughter and a son.

Who Was Paul Schrader Married To Before?

Director, Jeannine Oppewall was the first wife of American screenwriter, Paul Schrader.

As he was a severe cocaine addict, he could not behave well and give proper attention to his wife, which lead to their divorce.

Later, he went to Japan from Los Angeles and quit the drugs in 1990.

Paul Schrader: Biography in Details

Who Is Paul Schrader?

Paul Schrader aka Paul Joseph Schrader is a well-known American screenwriter, film critic, and director. He soared to fame, after appearing in Martin Scorsese’s screenplay, Taxi Driver.

As a director, he is famous for the films like Blue Collar (1978), Hardcore (1979), American Gigolo (1980), Cat People (1982), Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985), Light Sleeper (1992), and First Reformed (2017).

Paul Schrader- Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity, Education

The American screenwriter Paul Schrader was born on July 22, 1946, in Grand Rapids, MI. As of 2022, he is 76 years old and holds American nationality.

Similarly, his ethnicity is Caucasian and as per the astrological chart, his birth sign is Cancer.

Family and Education

Paul Schrader was born to his mother, Joan Fisher, and father, Charles A. Schrader. His father, Charles is an executive.

His family attended the Calvinist Christian Reformed Church.

In terms of education, he earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Calvin College with a minor in theology. Upon the recommendation of Pauline Kael, he earned an M.A. in film studies at the UCLA Film School.

Paul Schrader- Professional Life, Careers

Paul Schrader started his film critic career by writing for the Los Angeles Free Press and for Cinema Magazine. In 1972 he published a book titled,  Transcendental Style in Film: Ozu, Bresson, Dreyer.

Along with his brother, Leonardo, he co-wrote a film set, The Yakuza, in the Japanese crime world in 1974.  It was directed by Sydening Pollacking and the star cast includes, Robert Mitchum.

In the year 1980, Paul worked in the film, American Gigolo, which starred Richard Gere.

Following that he directed the American biographical film, Patty Hearts in the year 1988. It plots the story of the Heart Corporation heiress.

In the year 1990, he has hands in various projects including, The Comfort of Strangers. For the drama Affliction, he won critical acclaim.

It plots the story of a policeman named, Nick Nolte, who could be seen trying to socle the mystery behind a fatal hunting accident.

The Writers Guild of America awarded him with the Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement in the year 1999. He also directed the biopic, Auto Focus, in the year 2002.

In 2007, he filmed the independent crime drama film, The Walker, which stars Woody Harrelson.

Paul Schrader had a financial problem, due to which he could make the feature films he always wanted Tom to make. In the year 2013, he returned back with the erotic drama thriller film, The Canyons.

Then, Paul Schrader directed the American psychological thriller film, The Dying of the Light, in the year 2014 which stars Nicolas Cage.

He directed the thriller film, First Reformed, which premiered at the 2017 Venice Film Festival and starred Ethan Hawke.

Talking about his most recent project, he directed, The Card Counter, the crime drama film, in 2021.

The movie stars Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan, Oscar Isaac, and Willem Dafoe. Martin Scorsese is the executive producer. The movie was released on September 10, 2021.

Subsequently, his other American independent crime thriller film, Master Gardener, was released on September 3, 2022. It stars Quintessa Swindell, Sigourney Weaver, and Joel Edgerton.

Paul Schrader- Net worth, Salary

According to the Celebrity Net Worth, the American director, screenwriter, and film critic, Paul Schrader has an estimated net worth of around $30 million.

There is no info on the current assets he owns at the moment. As he is 76 years old, he is reported to be not working at the moment.
So, his salary and incomes are not available at the moment.

Paul Schrader- Rumors, Controversy

Despite his expanding popularity, Paul Schrader has managed to balance his business and personal lives admirably. He has never combined his two lives, making it confusing.

In addition, he has always avoided rumors that have harmed his career. There are no bad rumors or scandals about him on the internet.

Body Features- Height, Weight

The 76-year-old American star, Paul Schrader stands at an average height of 5 feet 11 inches and weighs around 96 kg.

Coming on to his physical appearance, he has a fair complexion, along with a pair of brown eyes and grey hair.

Social Media

The American screenwriter, Paul Schrader does not own any social media platforms at the moment. He is absent on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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