The Master
The Master-poster
3 Nominations
Year 2012
Director Paul Thomas Anderson
Writer Paul Thomas Anderson
Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams
85th Academy Awards

The Master is a 2012 drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. The film follows a Naval veteran who arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader.



Set in America in the years following World War II, a charismatic intellectual launches a faith-based organization and taps a young drifter as his right-hand man. But as the faith begins to gain a fervent following, the onetime vagabond finds himself questioning the belief system he has embraced, and his mentor.