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Paul Thomas Anderson's first short film was a rough draft of his masterpiece Boogie Nights called "The Dirk Diggler Story".

His debut film tells the story of Dirk Diggler, a famous porn star from America who makes it big amongst the industry and amongst the mainstream in the late 1970s. However, Dirk Diggler soon will meet his unfortunate downfall.

From this humble beginning, PTA would go on to become one of the most celebrated American directors of all time.

Watch his first film below and be sure to subscribe to the Famous First Films YouTube channel for more famous debut films from directors.

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