Paul Schrader is an American screenwriter, film director and film critic. He is most famous for having co-wrote four films by Martin Scorsese,
among which the critically acclaimed Taxi Driver
and Raging Bull
. While the films he has participated in have received Academy Award nominations and he has been the recepient of numerous other awards, it wasn't until 2019 that he received an Academy Award nomination. In 2019 he received the nomination for Best Original Screenplay for First Reformed
, starring Ethan Hawke
, which Schrader also directed.
The surname Schrader has a German origin, given that Paul Schrader's father was of German descent, but the pronunciation of his name, in time, has taken on an English pronunciation. The correct pronunciation of Paul Schrader in English is therefore Paul Shray-der