Paul Schrader

American screenwriter and film director

Paul Joseph Schrader (/ˈʃrdər/) (born July 22, 1946) is an American screenwriter, movie director, and critic. He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He wrote or co-wrote screenplays for four Martin Scorsese movies: Taxi Driver (1976), Raging Bull (1980), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), and Bringing Out the Dead (1999).[1]

In September 2022, Schrader was hospitalized for COVID-19 and pneumonia.[2]


  1. Paul Schrader Biography on, retrieved 2002-11-06.
  2. "Paul Schrader Hospitalized". Worldofreel. Retrieved September 12, 2022.