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Alexander Payne
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Director Alexander Payne (The Descendants, Sideways) talked about his Greek heritage, George Clooney and his new film Nebraska when he was in the red chair.

Payne explained his relationship to the world as a director.

"I feel as an American, maybe even as an Earthling, like a participant observer," said Payne. "I'm here fully participating, I'm an Earthling, I'm an American, I'm Nebraskan, I'm Greek... yet also observing this experience the whole time. 

"I think that's a lot of what people who seek a career in arts have. They're here, but they're looking at it at the same time and wish to interpret it somehow."


The Descendants - Fox Searchlight Pictures, Ad Hominem Enterprises

Sideways - Fox Searchlight Pictures, Michael London Productions, Sideways Productions Inc.

About Schmidt - New Line Cinema, Avery Pix

Election - Bona Fide Productions, MTV Films, Paramount Pictures

Citizen Ruth - Independent Pictures (II), Miramax Films
Nebraska - Blue Lake Media Fund, Bona Fide Productions, Echo Lake Productions (I)