American Film Director

Alexander Payne

  • Feb 10, 1961 (age 59)
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2017
Downsizing
MovieAug 30, 2017

Downsizing

A new world of possibilities awaits, thanks to a …
A new world of possibilities awaits, thanks to a revolutionary medical procedure known as Downsizing. Billed as environmentally-friendly, many people choose to downsize for economic benefits. When the kindly occupational therapist, Paul, undergoes the new procedure, finding himself in this brand-new existence, he must choose between a sheltered life or making an impact in his own small way. Can he help save the planet and afford a nice lifestyle at the same time?
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2016
TruInside
TV ShowFeb 29, 2016

TruInside

truTV's documentary series dives into the untold tales …
truTV's documentary series dives into the untold tales behind the iconic comedy that has kept audiences laughing for decades. These rarely heard stories are told directly by the people who ...
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2014
Made in Hollywood
TV ShowOct 11, 2014

Made in Hollywood

"MADE IN HOLLYWOOD", is an inventive behind-the …
"MADE IN HOLLYWOOD", is an inventive behind-the-screen entertainment news, headline; magazine-styled series, featuring exclusive celebrity interviews with Hollywood's premiere talent. There...
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Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition
TV ShowSep 20, 2014

Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition

Shows exclusive …
Shows exclusive information on how teens can be in the motion picture industry.
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Best Director
Nomination2014

Best Director

Nominated for "Nebraska".
Independent Spirit Award
2013
Nebraska
MovieMay 23, 2013

Nebraska

The Grants - father Woody, mother Kate, and adult …
The Grants - father Woody, mother Kate, and adult sons Ross and David - live in Billings, Montana. Aged Woody is approaching dementia, although the family likes to think that he solely believes what appears on the surface, Woody's delusions which are exacerbated by a lifetime of heavy drinking. The latest belief that Woody has is that he has won $1 million, which everyone in his family knows is one of those scams for people to purchase magazine subscriptions. As such, Woody, who does not trust the US postal service to mail in his "winning" certificate, is determined to walk to Lincoln, Nebraska, the headquarters of the company, to pick up his $1 million. All he really wants with the money is to buy a new pickup truck - something he's never had and despite the fact that he should no longer be driving - buy an air compressor to replace the one stolen from him decades earlier, and to leave a little legacy to Ross and David. Younger son David, an electronics salesman who has just broken up with his girlfriend and thus needs a distraction, agrees to drive Woody to Lincoln just to humor him, but not before making a stop in Hawthorne, Nebraska - Woody and Kate's hometown - for a family reunion, which will include news anchor Ross and acerbic tongued Catholic Kate in a few days. David does not want Woody to tell anyone in Hawthorne of the "$1 million", but news of such does get out. This news colors Woody and David's interactions with their relatives and old friends and colleagues, including with Woody's old business partner, Ed Pegram. But this time in Hawthorne is also an illuminating one for David, who learns much about Woody and why he is the way he has always been, and about his parent's relationship as it concerns himself and Ross.
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Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Nomination2013

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Com…

Nominated for "Nebraska".
Golden Globe Award
Best Director
Nomination2013

Best Director

Nominated for "Nebraska".
Golden Globe Award
Best Director
Nomination2013

Best Director

Nominated for "Nebraska".
Academy Award
2012
Best Adapted Screenplay
Nomination2012

Best Adapted Screenplay

Nominated for "The Descendants".
BAFTA Award
Best Film
Nomination2012

Best Film

Nominated for "The Descendants".
BAFTA Award
Nomination2012

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visu…

Nominated for "The Descendants: Music From The Motion Picture".
Grammy Award
Best Screenplay
Award2012

Best Screenplay

Won award for "The Descendants".
Independent Spirit Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Nomination2012

Best Adapted Screenplay

Nominated for "The Descendants".
Writers Guild of America Award
Best Theatrical Motion Picture
Nomination2012

Best Theatrical Motion Picture

Nominated for "The Descendants".
Producers Guild of America Award
Best Director
Nomination2012

Best Director

Nominated for "The Descendants".
Independent Spirit Award
Best Screenplay
Nomination2012

Best Screenplay

Nominated for "The Descendants".
Independent Spirit Award
Best Feature
Nomination2012

Best Feature

Nominated for "The Descendants".
Independent Spirit Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Award2012

Best Adapted Screenplay

Won award for "The Descendants".
Writers Guild of America Award
2011
The Descendants
MovieSep 10, 2011

The Descendants

A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters …
A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident.
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Cedar Rapids
MovieJan 23, 2011

Cedar Rapids

Tim Lippe (Helms) was the guy people always thought …
Tim Lippe (Helms) was the guy people always thought would go places but then he just ... didn't. He's been living in über-sleepy Brown Valley, Wisconsin his whole life, still "pre-engaged" to his 7th grade teacher Macy Vanderhei (Weaver), while selling insurance to protect other people's dreams. But now, Tim's stalled life is about to get a kick-start because, for the first time in his 34 years, he's headed to a "major" metropolis - Cedar Rapids, Iowa - where he must try to save his company at a do-or-die insurance convention that, for him, will be entirely unconventional. From the minute he checks into his hotel with his ancient American Tourister and cummerbund money belt, it's clear Tim has no idea how the modern world really works. He is soon smitten with seductive Nebraskan insurance agent Joan Ostrowski-Fox (Heche) and awed by his experienced roommates, the straight-shooting Ronald Wilkes (Whitlock Jr.) and the suspicious Dean Zeigler (Reilly). Disheartened when he comes face-to-face with corporate corruption, Tim is ultimately lured beyond the lobby into an urban jungle he's only ever seen on DVD and when it seems his life - and chances to succeed - have gone completely topsy-turvy, he finds his own unjaded way to turn it all around.
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Best Director
Nomination2011

Best Director

Nominated for "The Descendants".
Golden Globe Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Nomination2011

Best Adapted Screenplay

Nominated for "The Descendants".
BFCA Critics' Choice Award
Best Film
Nomination2011

Best Film

Nominated for "The Descendants".
AACTA International Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Nomination2011

Best Adapted Screenplay

Nominated for "The Descendants".
Satellite Award
Best Screenplay
Nomination2011

Best Screenplay

Nominated for "The Descendants".
AACTA International Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Nomination2011

Best Adapted Screenplay

Nominated for "The Descendants".
Academy Award
Best Picture
Nomination2011

Best Picture

Nominated for "The Descendants".
Academy Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Nomination2011

Best Adapted Screenplay

Nominated for "The Descendants".
BAFTA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement In Feature Film
Nomination2011

Outstanding Directorial Achievement I…

Nominated for "The Descendants".
DGA Award
Best Feature Film
Nomination2011

Best Feature Film

Nominated for "The Descendants".
Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nomination2011

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture

Nominated for "The Descendants".
Golden Globe Award
Best Motion Picture – Drama
Nomination2011

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Nominated for "The Descendants".
Golden Globe Award
Best Director
Nomination2011

Best Director

Nominated for "The Descendants".
Academy Award
Best Director
Nomination2011

Best Director

Nominated for "The Descendants".
Critics' Choice Movie Award
Best Director
Nomination2011

Best Director

Nominated for "The Descendants".
Satellite Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Award2011

Best Adapted Screenplay

Won award for "The Descendants".
Academy Award
Best Motion Picture – Drama
Award2011

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Won award for "The Descendants".
Golden Globe Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Award2011

Best Adapted Screenplay

Won award for "The Descendants".
National Board of Review Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Award2011

Best Adapted Screenplay

Won award for "The Descendants".
Satellite Award
2007
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
MovieJul 12, 2007

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry

Two straight, single …
Two straight, single Brooklyn firefighters pretend to be a gay couple in order to receive domestic partner benefits.
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King of California
MovieJan 24, 2007

King of California

Michael Douglas stars as a treasure-hunting eccentric …
Michael Douglas stars as a treasure-hunting eccentric in this Alexander Payne-produced comedy from director Michael Cahill. Recently released from a mental institution and reunited with his teenage daughter, Miranda (Evan Rachel Wood), Charlie (Douglas) decides there's century's old gold buried near their lower-middle-class neighborhood, and sets out on an obsessive quest to find it. Along the way, the estranged parent and child rekindle a long-lost bond with each other.
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Worst Screenplay
Nomination2007

Worst Screenplay

Nominated for "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry".
Golden Raspberry Award
2006
Cinema16: American Short Films
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MovieJun 5, 2006

Cinema16: American Short Films

Cinema16: American Short …
Cinema16: American Short Films is a DVD featuring American short films from directors such as Tim Burton, Alexander Payne, Maya Deren and George Lucas, as well as less well known names. It is the fourth in a series of DVDs released by Cinema16.
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Paris, je t'aime
MovieMay 18, 2006

Paris, je t'aime

Paris, je t'aime is about the plurality of cinema in one …
Paris, je t'aime is about the plurality of cinema in one mythic location: Paris, the City of Love. Twenty filmmakers have five minutes each; the audience must weave a single narrative out of twenty moments. The 20 moments are fused by transitional interstitial sequences and also via the introduction and epilogue. Each transition begins with the last shot of the previous film and ends with the first shot of the following film, extending the enchantment and the emotion of the previous segment, preparing the audience for a surprise, and providing a cohesive atmosphere. There's a reappearing mysterious character who is a witness to the Parisian life. A common theme of Paris and love fuses all.
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2005
The Colbert Report
TV ShowOct 17, 2005

The Colbert Report

The Colbert Report (/koʊlˈbɛər rɪˌpɔːr/ kohl-BAIR rih-por) …
The Colbert Report (/koʊlˈbɛər rɪˌpɔːr/ kohl-BAIR rih-por) is an American late-night talk and news satire television program hosted by Stephen Colbert that aired four days a week on Comedy Central from October 17, 2005, to December 18, 2014, for 1,447 episodes. The show focused on a fictional anchorman character named Stephen Colbert, played by his real-life namesake. The character, described by Colbert as a "well-intentioned, poorly informed, high-status idiot", is a caricature of televised political pundits. Furthermore, the show satirized conservative personality-driven political talk programs, particularly Fox News's The O'Reilly Factor. The Colbert Report is a spin-off of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, where Colbert acted as a correspondent for the program for several years while developing the character.
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Best Director
Award2005

Best Director

Won award for "Sideways".
Independent Spirit Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Nomination2005

Best Adapted Screenplay

Nominated for "Sideways".
Writers Guild of America Award
Best Director
Nomination2005

Best Director

Nominated for "Sideways".
Satellite Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Nomination2005

Best Adapted Screenplay

Nominated for "Sideways".
Satellite Award
Best Screenplay
Nomination2005

Best Screenplay

Nominated for "Sideways".
Independent Spirit Award
Best Director
Nomination2005

Best Director

Nominated for "Sideways".
Independent Spirit Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Nomination2005

Best Adapted Screenplay

Nominated for "Sideways".
BAFTA Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Award2005

Best Adapted Screenplay

Won award for "Sideways".
Writers Guild of America Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Award2005

Best Adapted Screenplay

Won award for "Sideways".
BAFTA Award
Best Screenplay
Award2005

Best Screenplay

Won award for "Sideways".
Independent Spirit Award
2004
Sideways
MovieSep 13, 2004

Sideways

Sideways is a 2004 American comedy-drama road film …
Sideways is a 2004 American comedy-drama road film directed by Alexander Payne and written by Jim Taylor and Payne. A film adaptation of Rex Pickett's novel of the same name, Sideways follows two men in their forties, Miles Raymond (Paul Giamatti), a depressed teacher and unsuccessful writer, and Jack Cole (Thomas Haden Church), a past-his-prime actor, who take a week-long road trip to Santa Barbara County wine country to celebrate Jack's upcoming wedding. Sandra Oh and Virginia Madsen also star. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 13, 2004, and was released in the United States on October 22, 2004.
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Best Screenplay
Nomination2004

Best Screenplay

Nominated for "Sideways".
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Nomination2004

Best Adapted Screenplay

Nominated for "Sideways".
BAFTA Award
Best Director
Nomination2004

Best Director

Nominated for "Sideways".
Golden Globe Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Nomination2004

Best Adapted Screenplay

Nominated for "Sideways".
Academy Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement In Feature Film
Nomination2004

Outstanding Directorial Achievement I…

Nominated for "Sideways".
DGA Award
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Nomination2004

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Com…

Nominated for "Sideways".
Golden Globe Award
Best Director
Nomination2004

Best Director

Nominated for "Sideways".
Academy Award
Best Feature Film
Nomination2004

Best Feature Film

Nominated for "Sideways".
Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Screenplay
Nomination2004

Best Screenplay

Nominated for "Sideways".
National Society of Film Critics Award
Film of the Year
Award2004

Film of the Year

Won award for "Sideways".
London Film Critics' Circle Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Award2004

Best Adapted Screenplay

Won award for "Sideways".
Academy Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Award2004

Best Adapted Screenplay

Won award for "Sideways".
BAFTA Award
Best Screenplay
Award2004

Best Screenplay

Won award for "Sideways".
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award
Best Feature Film
Award2004

Best Feature Film

Won award for "Sideways".
Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Award2004

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Com…

Won award for "Sideways".
Golden Globe Award
Best Director
Award2004

Best Director

Won award for "Sideways".
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award
Best Screenplay
Award2004

Best Screenplay

Won award for "Sideways".
National Society of Film Critics Award
Best Director
Nomination2004

Best Director

Nominated for "Sideways".
National Society of Film Critics Award
Best Director
Nomination2004

Best Director

Nominated for "Sideways".
Critics' Choice Movie Award
Best Film
Award2004

Best Film

Won award for "Sideways".
New York Film Critics Circle Award
Best Director
Award2004

Best Director

Won award for "Sideways".
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award
Best Screenplay
Award2004

Best Screenplay

Won award for "Sideways".
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award
Best Film
Award2004

Best Film

Won award for "Sideways".
Toronto Film Critics Association Award
2003
Imagine
TV ShowJun 11, 2003

Imagine

Imagine is a wide-ranging arts series first broadcast on …
Imagine is a wide-ranging arts series first broadcast on BBC One in 2003, hosted and executive produced by Alan Yentob. Each series usually consists of 4 to 7 episodes, each on a different topic. Episodes have been directed by, among others, Geoff Wonfor, Lucy Blakstead, Roger Parsons and Zoë Silver.
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Best Adapted Screenplay
Nomination2003

Best Adapted Screenplay

Nominated for "About Schmidt".
Writers Guild of America Award
Sandra Oh
Marriage2003

Sandra Oh

Sandra Miju Oh (born July 20, 1971) is a Canadian …
Sandra Miju Oh (born July 20, 1971) is a Canadian-American actress. She is best known for her roles as Cristina Yang on the ABC medical drama series Grey's Anatomy (2005–2014) and Eve Polastri in the BBC America spy thriller series Killing Eve (2018–present). She has received many accolades, including two Golden Globe Awards, four Screen Actors Guild Awards, and eight Primetime Emmy Award nominations.
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2002
About Schmidt
MovieMay 22, 2002

About Schmidt

Warren Schmidt (Jack Nicholson) has led a safe, …
Warren Schmidt (Jack Nicholson) has led a safe, predictable life working in the insurance industry in Omaha, Nebraska for many years, yet now faces retirement. At the same time, he is forced to take a hard look at his wife, his life, and his relationship with his estranged daughter. An often hilarious series of events follow as Schmidt embarks on an unpredictable RV journey to attend his daughter's wedding in Denver, Colorado.
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Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nomination2002

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture

Nominated for "About Schmidt".
Golden Globe Award
Best Screenplay
Nomination2002

Best Screenplay

Nominated for "About Schmidt".
National Society of Film Critics Award
Best Director
Nomination2002

Best Director

Nominated for "About Schmidt".
Golden Globe Award
Best Screenplay
Nomination2002

Best Screenplay

Nominated for "About Schmidt".
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Award2002

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture

Won award for "About Schmidt".
Golden Globe Award
Film of the Year
Award2002

Film of the Year

Won award for "About Schmidt".
London Film Critics' Circle Award
Best Motion Picture – Drama
Nomination2002

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Nominated for "About Schmidt".
Golden Globe Award
2001
Jurassic Park III
MovieJul 16, 2001

Jurassic Park III

Anxious to fund research for his new theory of velociraptor …
Anxious to fund research for his new theory of velociraptor intelligence, renowned paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant is persuaded by wealthy adventurer Paul Kirby and his wife Amanda to accompany them on an aerial tour of Isla Sorna. This infamous island, once InGen's site B, has become both a primordial breeding ground for John Hammond's magnificent creations and a magnet for thrill-seekers eager to encounter them. When a tragic accident maroons the party of seven, Grant discovers the true reason his deceptive hosts have invited him along. In their perilous attempt to escape, the dwindling group encounters terrifying new creatures undisclosed by InGen, and Grant is forced to learn the dreadful implications of his raptor intelligence theory firsthand.
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2000
Best Director
Award2000

Best Director

Won award for "Election".
Independent Spirit Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Nomination2000

Best Adapted Screenplay

Nominated for "Election".
Writers Guild of America Award
Best Screenplay
Nomination2000

Best Screenplay

Nominated for "Election".
Independent Spirit Award
Best Director
Nomination2000

Best Director

Nominated for "Election".
Independent Spirit Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Award2000

Best Adapted Screenplay

Won award for "Election".
Writers Guild of America Award
Sandra Oh
Relationship2000

Sandra Oh

Sandra Miju Oh (born July 20, 1971) is a Canadian …
Sandra Miju Oh (born July 20, 1971) is a Canadian-American actress. She is best known for her roles as Cristina Yang on the ABC medical drama series Grey's Anatomy (2005–2014) and Eve Polastri in the BBC America spy thriller series Killing Eve (2018–present). She has received many accolades, including two Golden Globe Awards, four Screen Actors Guild Awards, and eight Primetime Emmy Award nominations.
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Best Screenplay
Award2000

Best Screenplay

Won award for "Election".
Independent Spirit Award
1999
Election
MovieApr 23, 1999

Election

Tracy Flick is the most driven student at Carver High, …
Tracy Flick is the most driven student at Carver High, who just happens to be having an affair with one of her teachers. Another teacher--Mr. McAllister--is having an affair with his wife's best friend. Student Elections are under way, when Mr. McAllister persuades football jock Paul to run against Flick for his own pleasure. Flick, of course, is mortified that Paul is even trying to compete. Tammy, Paul's lesbian sister who got dumped by her girlfriend to go with Paul, decides that running against her brother is the best revenge. Who will win the election this year?
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Best Adapted Screenplay
Nomination1999

Best Adapted Screenplay

Nominated for "Election".
Academy Award
Best Screenplay
Nomination1999

Best Screenplay

Nominated for "Election".
National Society of Film Critics Award
1996
Citizen Ruth
MovieJan 24, 1996

Citizen Ruth

An irresponsible, drug-addicted, recently impregnated …
An irresponsible, drug-addicted, recently impregnated woman finds herself in the middle of an abortion debate when both parties attempt to sway her to their respective sides.
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1992
Inside Out III
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MovieSep 16, 1992

Inside Out III

Playboy does to softcore sex films what HBO's Tales …
Playboy does to softcore sex films what HBO's Tales from the Crypt did for horror. Contains the stories: "Dogs Playing Poker"; "The Branding"; "The Portal"; "The Perfect Woman"; "Within Ten...
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1991
Charlie Rose
TV ShowSep 30, 1991

Charlie Rose

The Charlie Rose Show is an American television …
The Charlie Rose Show is an American television interview and talk show, with Charlie Rose as executive producer, executive editor, and host. The show was syndicated on PBS until 2017 and is owned by Charlie Rose, Inc. Rose interviewed thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, businesspersons, leaders, scientists, and fellow newsmakers.
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The Passion of Martin
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MovieApr 1, 1991

The Passion of Martin

A lonely photographer …
A lonely photographer gradually develops a rather unhealthy obsession with a young woman he once met by sheer chance.
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Inside Out
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MovieApr 1, 1991

Inside Out

Playboy does to softcore sex films what HBO's Tales …
Playboy does to softcore sex films what HBO's Tales from the Crypt did for horror. Contains the stories: "Brush Strokes"; "Shrink Rap"; "Doubletalk"; "The Leda"; "My Secret Moments"; "Life ...
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1961
Alexander Payne
BirthFebruary 1961

Alexander Payne

Alexander Payne was born.
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