Paul SCHRADER (1946, USA) graduated in 1970 from UCLA Film School. He wrote the screenplay for Taxi Driver and Raging Bull by Martin Scorsese. In 1977 he made his directing debut with Blue Collar. Since then he has made many both critically acclaimed and popular films with well-known actors. In 1999, he received the Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement from the Writers Guild of America. In 2007, he headed the International Jury of the Berlin International Film Festival. Schrader was awarded the inaugural Lifetime Achievement in Screenwriting Award at the ScreenLit Festival in Nottingham, the UK, in 2009.
For Us, Cinema is the Most Important of Arts (1970, short), Blue Collar (1977), Hardcore (1978), American Gigolo (1980), Cat People (1982), Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985), Light of Day 1987), Patty Hearst (1988), The Comfort of Strangers (1990), Light Sleeper (1991), Witch Hunt (1994, tv), New Blue (1995, short), Affliction (1997), Touch (1998), Forever Mine (1999), Auto Focus (2002), Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005), The Walker (2007), Adam Resurrected (2008), The Canyons (2013), The Dying of the Light (2014), Dog Eat Dog (2016), First Reformed (2017)