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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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 2013 Welcome to the Basement (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- Tough Guys Don't Dance (2013) ... (screenplay - adapted from the book by)
 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
 1969 Personal Reflections (TV Series) (narrative script - 1 episode)
- Norman Mailer (1969) ... (narrative script)
 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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Personal Quote:

Writing books is the closest men ever come to childbearing. See more »

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Won two Pulitzer Prizes, for his non-fiction book "The Armies of the Night" (1969) and his novel "The Executioner's Song" (1980). See more »

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Aquarius

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