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Paul Thomas

Pornstar Profile, Date added: 03 Jul 1995

Paul Thomas is a Caucasian American porn performer who was born in Winnetka, Illinois. He is an Aries according to the star charts of astrology and has brown hair and blue eyes. He stands 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds. He doesn't have any tattoos or other body art. His film credits include several alias names which include Phillips Tobis, Richard Robinson, Paul Tonas, Phil Toubus, Grady Sutton, Russell Ellison, Phil Toubes, Phil Tobias, Phil Tobus, Phil Thomas, Paul Tanner and Paul Thobias. As a director he has also used some alias names which are Roger Michaels, Judy Blue, Cleo Edwards, Cloe Edwards and Bo Edwards.

He began working in the adult industry in the year 1974 when he was in his mid twenties. He had been acting in Broadway theater appearing in starring roles in Hair and even in the film version of Jesus Christ Superstar to name a couple of productions. He signed with the William Morris Agency and subsequently appeared in television shows such as "Mannix" and "Police Story." While he was performing in a musical in the San Francisco area he met the Mitchell brothers who were well known porn producers. He performed in several porn films for them and finally in 1976 had his first role in a feature porn film which was called "The Autobiography of a Flea." Various critics have chimed in on this film saying that it's a great story with a nice plot and acting, but if you're buying it to get aroused there are better choices. Paul performs in four scenes in the film.

Mr. Thomas was born into a prominent and wealthy family. He is the nephew of the namesake of Sara Lee food company, Sara Lee Lubin. Before he was acting on Broadway he attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It was partly because of his impatience that he took to working in adult films. At the time he met the Mitchell brothers, it was also a very glamorous era in the porn industry and they had directed "Behind the Green Door" which was a classic right when it was made. Paul wanted to get some recognition and more money for all the acting work he was putting in and the Autobiography of a Flea project seemed right for that. It was a screenplay based on the 1887 novel and was very well shot he recalled later and had a nice budget. As compared to today's gonzo style porn movies it has very little resemblance, but as an art piece with a lot of sex it held it's own and he was happy to have appeared in it.

In 1977 Paul worked in the film "Babyface" from TVX which was directed by Alex De Renzy. He has four scenes in the film which is about a male prostitute and several of his counterparts (Thomas being one of them) who service several different women. It's a comedy with great editing and very good sex scenes and it won several industry awards after it's release. The most notable is probably the AFAA award for Best Director though it also was nominated for two AVN awards for Best Classic Release when it was re-released on DVD in 2010. It was appearances in award winning films like this that sparked Paul's desire to progress to the directors chair. It would be almost another full decade before he got that chance but in the meantime he worked prolifically, appearing in about 300 titles through the mid 80's.

In 1982 he ran afoul of the law when he was convicted for smuggling cocaine from South America and served one year in jail. When he was released he resumed his career in adult movies and in 1983 won an AFAA award for Best Actor for his performance in the film "Virginia" from Caballero Home Video. Finally in 1986 he had his first chance directing a film called "Despicable Dames" which was produced by Coast to Coast and co-directed by Henri Pachard who helped show him the ropes. Paul also performed a scene in the film and in general was still working as a performer at this time. He directed a few other movies in that year for studios like Fantasy Home Video and a few others.

In late 1986 he signed a deal with Vivid Entertainment to direct several films and neither party knew it at the time but he would spend the next 25 years directing for the company. He was still able to direct a few films outside of the company and as luck would have it one of them called "Beauty and the Beast 2" from VCX earned him his first award as director. AVN gave him the 1991 Best Director award for his effort on this film, and then inducted the movie into it's top 500 list of Greatest Adult Films of all time. XRCO awarded Mr. Thomas the Director of the Year award in 1993 for his entire season of films that year. Film titles that year included "Coven" and "Coven 2" that he co-directed with Jane Waters.

In an interview from 2006 Paul Thomas was asked if there was one particular film that he was extra happy with or that stood out in his mind as a director. His reply was the 1993 film called "Nothing to Hide II: Justine" which he directed for Metro. The movie won a bunch of awards including AVN awards in the categories of Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Tease Performance and Best Director for Thomas himself. It was also picked as one of AVN's top 10 in Choice Couples Movies and won the XRCO award for Best Film.

By 2007 Paul had won no less than seven AVN awards for Best Director and two from XRCO as well. He was inducted into both AVN's and XRCO's Halls of Fame and in 2006 was inducted in the Legends of Erotica Hall of Fame as well. He is the most awarded performer / director in the industry and not surprisingly also one of the adult industry's most prolific people with more than 648 credits as a performer and 374 as director as of this writing. He is still working today.

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