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David Mamet was born on November 30, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as David Alan Mamet. He is a writer and producer, known for Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), The Untouchables (1987) and Hannibal (2001). He has been married to Rebecca Pidgeon since September 22, 1991. They have two children. He was previously married to Lindsay Crouse. See full bio »
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 2014 About Last Night (based upon "Sexual Perversity in Chicago" by)
 2013/I The Coin (Short) (short story by)
 2013 Phil Spector (TV Movie) (written by)
 2010 Two Painters (Short)
 2010 Inside the Actor's Workshop (Video short) (written by)
 2010 Our Valley (Short)
 2010 The Marquee (Short)
 2010 The Dog (Short)
 2010 Lost Masterpieces of Pornography (Video short) (written by)
  The Unit (TV Series) (57 episodes, 2006 - 2009) (written by - 10 episodes, 2006 - 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Unknown Soldier (2009) ... (creator)
- Endgame (2009) ... (creator)
- Whiplash (2009) ... (creator)
- Best Laid Plans (2009) ... (creator)
- Flesh & Blood (2009) ... (creator)
 2008 Redbelt (written by)
 2005 Edmond (play) / (screenplay)
 2004 Spartan (written by)
 2001 Heist (written by)
 2001 Hannibal (screenplay)
 2000 State and Main (written by)
 2000 Lakeboat (play - uncredited) / (written by)
 1999 The Winslow Boy (screenplay)
 1999 Lansky (TV Movie) (written by)
 1998 Ronin (screenplay - as Richard Weisz)
 1997 Wag the Dog (screenplay)
 1997 The Spanish Prisoner (written by)
 1997 The Edge (written by)
 1997 Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (TV Series) (additional material - 1 episode)
- New Phone System (1997) ... (additional material)
 1996 American Buffalo (play) / (screenplay)
 1994 Texan (TV Short) (written by)
 1994 Oleanna (play) / (screenplay)
 1994 Vanya on 42nd Street (play adaptation)
 1993 A Life in the Theater (TV Movie) (play) / (teleplay)
 1992 Hoffa (written by)
 1992 Glengarry Glen Ross (play) / (screenplay)
 1992 The Water Engine (TV Movie) (play) / (written by)
 1991 Homicide (written by)
 1991 Performance (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Uncle Vanya (1991)
 1989 We're No Angels (written by)
 1989 The Play on One (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Shawl (1989) ... (writer)
 1988 Things Change (written by)
 1987 House of Games (screenplay) / (story)
 1987 The Untouchables (written by)
 1987 Hill Street Blues (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- A Wasted Weekend (1987) ... (written by)
 1986 About Last Night... (play "Sexual Perversity in Chicago")
 1982 The Verdict (screenplay)
 1981 The Postman Always Rings Twice (screenplay)
 1979 A Life in the Theater (TV Movie) (play)
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Other Works:

Stage: His play, "Glengarry Glen Ross," was performed at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, IL, with Joe Mantegna, Robert Prosky and directed by Gregory Mosher. NOTE: Won Joseph Jefferson Award for Play Production. See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 5 Interviews | 35 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Richard Weisz


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I've always been more comfortable sinking while clutching a good theory than swimming with an ugly fact. See more »


2 children with actress Rebecca Pidgeon: Clara and Noah. See more »


Often casts his wife, Rebecca Pidgeon, in prominent roles in movies he directs. While he was married to Lindsay Crouse, the same was true for her. See more »

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