Alexander Payne Loves NPR : NPR Extra Filmmaker Alexander Payne chatted with Fresh Air's Terry Gross last month about his newest drama and took a moment to show NPR some love.
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Alexander Payne Loves NPR

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Nobody's perfect — even the Green Bay Packers lose a game every once in a while. For Oscar-winning filmmaker Alexander Payne, it's that natural imperfection in people — in his films' protagonists, specifically — that he prefers to shape his stories around.

Payne chatted with Fresh Air's Terry Gross last month about his newest drama, The Descendants. The film stars George Clooney as the flawed leading man - this time, a Honolulu lawyer facing a slew of life challenges.

Thanks for stopping by, Payne!