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Hubert Selby Jr. (1928–2004)

American writer. He was born and brought up in New York City, the son of Hubert and Adalin Selby. His father was a merchant seaman and former coal-miner from Kentucky who had settled in the Red Hook district of Brooklyn. Hubert Sr. returned to the merchant marine after the outbreak of World War Two, where in 1944 Hubert Jr. followed him. He had ... See full bio »

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Requiem for a Dream
Fear X
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Jour et nuit
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 2018 Christian Frates' Voice Swaps (TV Series short) (orginal script by - 1 episode)
- Venom the Parent (2018) ... (orginal script by)
 2013 The Demon: A Film About Andy Kaufman (Documentary short) (inspired by)
 2003 Fear X (screenplay by)
 2000 Requiem for a Dream (based on the book by) / (screenplay)
 1991 Fortune Cookie (Short)
 1989 Last Exit to Brooklyn (book)
 1986 Jour et nuit
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2 Biographical Movies | 6 Articles | See more »

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Struggled with depression for most of his life, which intensified close to his death. See more »


Often writes dialogue in the accent of his characters and using local slang. See more »

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