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Paul Thomas Anderson makes movies with vast story lines and large casts. He has worked with several of the same actors and actresses on many occasions. Anderson's 1997 film Boogie Nights was nominated for three Academy Awards, including two for acting. This list of actors who have been in the most Paul Thomas Anderson movies has been ranked by number of appearances, then loosely ranked by fame.

Who is the actor who has worked with Paul Thomas Anderson the most? Philip Seymour Hoffman tops the list. Hoffman appeared in Anderson's first four films as well as The Master, for which Hoffman received an Oscar nomination. Anderson delivered a touching eulogy at the funeral for Hoffman, who passed away in 2014.

John C. Riley appeared in three films directed by Paul Thomas Anderson including Boogie Nights, Magnolia, and Anderson's debut feature film Hard Eight. Joaquin Phoenix has recently become one of Anderson's go-to actors starring in 2012's The Master and his latest film, Inherent Vice.

Several famous actresses, including Julianne Moore and Melora Walters, have also been in multiple PT Anderson films. Anderson is confident in his future career. He says, “I have a feeling, one of those gut feelings, that I'll make pretty good movies the rest of my life.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Actors in the Most Paul Thomas Anderson Movies
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1. Hard Eight (1996)
2. Boogie Nights (1997)
3. Magnolia (1999)
4. Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
5. The Master (2012)

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John C. Reilly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Actors in the Most Paul Thomas Anderson Movies
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1. Hard Eight (1996)
2. Boogie Nights (1997)
3. Magnolia (1999)

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Luis Guzmán is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Actors in the Most Paul Thomas Anderson Movies
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1. Boogie Nights (1997)
2. Magnolia (1999)
3. Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

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Philip Baker Hall is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Actors in the Most Paul Thomas Anderson Movies
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1. Hard Eight (1996)
2. Boogie Nights (1997)
3. Magnolia (1999)

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