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Norman Mailer (1923–2007)


Norman Mailer, the Brooklyn-born and -bred writer who fought for what he characterized as the "heavyweight championship" of American letters after the 1961 death of Ernest Hemingway, never came close to his dream of writing the Great American novel, but he was a colossus of American culture and literature in the 1960s, '70s and '80s. When he died ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

When We Were Kings
When We Were Kings Himself - Writer
(1996)
Town Bloody Hall
(1979)

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 2012 Love, Marilyn (Documentary) (excerpts from book)
 2002 Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story (TV Movie) (written by)
 2000 American Tragedy (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 2000 Time of Her Time (story)
 1987 King Lear (uncredited)
 1987 Tough Guys Don't Dance (novel) / (screenplay)
 1982 The Executioner's Song (TV Movie) (book) / (screenplay)
 1980 Marilyn: The Untold Story (TV Movie) (novel)
 1979 Town Bloody Hall (Documentary) (book "The Prisoner of Sex")
 1972 Andare e venire (TV Movie) (short story - uncredited)
 1970 Maidstone
 1966 See You in Hell, Darling (novel)
 1958 The Naked and the Dead (novel)
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Other Works:

Biography (of Pablo Picasso): "Portrait of Picasso as a Young Man". See more »

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3 Biographical Movies | 6 Print Biographies | 4 Interviews | 39 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »
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Great writers are not easy to read, and shouldn't be. See more »

Trivia:

Coined the term "factoid", defined as a wholly spurious "fact" invented to create or prolong public exposure or to manipulate public opinion, in his 1973 biography of Marilyn Monroe. Mailer himself described a factoid as "facts which have no existence before appearing in a magazine or newspaper". See more »

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