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Norman Mailer (1923–2007)


Controversial, celebrated post-WWII American writer Norman Mailer first gained recognition at age 25 for his scathing anti-war novel, "The Naked and the Dead" (1948). Mailer directed three "underground" features in the late 1960s--during one of which he and actor Rip Torn argued so violently that Torn attacked him with a hammer--and has made ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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Book: "The Executioner's Song" (filmed as The Executioner's Song (1982)) 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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Personal Quote:

[responding to a request for a literary contribution] Dear Pearl Kazin: I'm still too young and too arrogant to care to write the kind of high-grade horseshit that you print in 'Harper's Bazaar'. See more »

Trivia:

His breakthrough novel "The Naked and The Dead" (1948) is based on his personal experiences during World War II and is considered one of the "100 best novels in English language" by the Modern Library. See more »

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