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Mario Puzo (1920–1999)


Mario Puzo was born October 15, 1920, in "Hell's Kitchen" on Manhattan's (NY) West Side and, following military service in World War II, attended New York's New School for Social Research and Columbia University. His best-known novel, "The Godfather," was preceded by two critically acclaimed novels, "The Dark Arena" and "The Fortunate Pilgrim." In... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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 1992 Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (screenplay) / (story)
 1990 The Godfather: Part III (written by)
 1987 The Sicilian (novel)
 1984 The Cotton Club (story)
 1982 A Time to Die (novel "Six Graves to Munich")
 1980 Superman II (screenplay) / (story)
 1978 Superman (screenplay) / (story)
 1974 The Godfather: Part II (novel "The Godfather") / (screenplay)
 1974 Earthquake (written by)
 1972 The Godfather (novel "The Godfather") / (screenplay)
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Book: "Inside Las Vegas" See more »

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1 Interview | 5 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Personal Quote:

The best way to launch an Italian restaurant is to have it raided because the Mafia eats there. Everybody knows they eat well.

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Wrote the first draft of Earthquake (1974) in mid-1972. When the film was pushed into production in mid-1973, Puzo had to quit the project due to his commitment to writing The Godfather: Part II (1974). As the final script featured elements of his original, he was one of the two writers credited for Earthquake (1974). In 1975, a minor legal dispute arose between Puzo and Universal over his share ... See more »

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