Paul W.S. Anderson

Director, Producer, Screenwriter
As a self-proclaimed video game junkie, it came as no surprise that director Paul W. S. Anderson's biggest success came from adapting a popular game for the big screen with "Mortal Kombat" (1995). Based on the ... Read more »
Born: 03/04/1965 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, GB

Filmography

Producer (17)

Resident Evil 6 2017 (Movie)

(Producer)

Death Race 2 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

January 2nd 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Pompeii 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Devils Ride 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer

Resident Evil: Retribution 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Three Musketeers 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Resident Evil: Afterlife 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Pandorum 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Death Race 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

DOA: Dead or Alive 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Resident Evil: Extinction 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Dark 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Resident Evil: Apocalypse 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Resident Evil 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Buck Rogers (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Dark (TV Show)

Producer
Director (14)

Resident Evil 6 2017 (Movie)

(Director)

Pompeii 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Resident Evil: Retribution 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

The Three Musketeers 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Resident Evil: Afterlife 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Death Race 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Alien vs. Predator 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Resident Evil 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Soldier 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Event Horizon 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Shopping 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Mortal Kombat 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Buck Rogers (Movie)

(Director)

The Sight (TV Show)

Director
Writer (13)

Resident Evil 6 2017 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Resident Evil: Retribution 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Three Musketeers 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Resident Evil: Afterlife 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Death Race 2008 (Movie)

(Story By)

Death Race 2008 (Movie)

(rewrite) (Screenplay)

Resident Evil: Extinction 2007 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Alien vs. Predator 2004 (Movie)

(Story By)

Alien vs. Predator 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Resident Evil: Apocalypse 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Resident Evil 2002 (Movie)

(From Story)

Resident Evil 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Shopping 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (2)

Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Making of Alien Vs. Predator 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

As a self-proclaimed video game junkie, it came as no surprise that director Paul W. S. Anderson's biggest success came from adapting a popular game for the big screen with "Mortal Kombat" (1995). Based on the controversial, violent and popular arcade and console series, "Mortal Kombat" raked in over $70 million at the box office and further opened the door for Anderson to adapt games into movies. But more importantly, the film allowed Anderson to perfect his hallmark style of interesting visual settings and rapid-fire editing, which he put to good use in "Resident Evil" (2002) and "Alien vs. Predator" (2004), which helped cement his reputation as a director of action-packed eye-candy.

Relationships

Ever Anderson

Daughter
Born Nov. 3, 2007; mother, Milla Jovovich

Milla Jovovich Actor

Wife
Met while working on "Resident Evil" (2002), which Anderson wrote and directed Engaged 2003, but briefly separated Married Aug. 22, 2009 in a small ceremony at the couple's Beverly Hills, CA home

EDUCATION

University of Warwick

Coventry

University of Warwick

Coventry

Milestones

2012

Wrote and directed "Resident Evil: Retribution," once again starring Jovovich

2011

Directed and produced the action adventure "The Three Musketeers," starring Logan Lerman, Milla Jovovich, and Orlando Bloom

2010

Directed, wrote, and produced the fourth installment of the action horror series "Resident Evil: Afterlife"

2008

Wrote and directed "Death Race," a remake of the 1975 film "Death Race 2000"

2007

Once again signed on to write and produce the third installment in the series "Resident Evil: Extinction"; again starred Milla Jovovich

2006

Produced another feature based on a popular video game "DOA: Dead or Alive"

2004

Directed the crossover franchise "Alien vs. Predator"; also penned the adaptation

2004

Wrote and produced the second installment in the series "Resident Evil: Apocalypse"; again starred Jovovich and directed by Alexander Witt

2002

Returned to directing features with an adaptation of the popular video game "Resident Evil"; film starred Milla Jovovich

2000

Wrote and directed the TV movie, "The Sight" (FX)

1998

Declined to direct the sequel of "Mortal Kombat," instead opting to direct "Soldier" starring Kurt Russell and written by Blade Runner screenwriter David Webb Peoples

1997

Directed the science fiction horror "Event Horizon"

1995

Helmed the successful video game adaptation "Mortal Kombat"

1994

Made debut as writer/director of "Shopping" starring Jude Law and Sadie Frost as thieves who smashed cars into storefronts

Bonus Trivia

.

He was often confused with American film director Paul Thomas Anderson ("Boogie Nights") and writer/director Wes Anderson ("Rushmore").

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