Paul Thomas Anderson Making a Documentary as a Young PA

See 'The Master's' Paul Thomas Anderson before he was famous.

Gary Dudakby Gary Dudak

Long before P.T. Anderson, director of “The Master,” “There Will Be Blood” and “Boogie Nights,” was a master himself, he was just a lowly production assistant working on set for a TV movie. In this video from 1992, Anderson and his camera man friend walk around interviewing random members of the crew asking them what they think the most important job on a film is. The answers and reactions to his questions are pretty funny, and it’s interesting to see what the incredible movie maker was up to in his early twenties (like changing his name a bunch of times).