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David Rakoff (1964–2012)

David Rakoff was born on November 27, 1964 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as David Benjamin Rakoff. He was an actor and writer, known for Capote (2005), The New Tenants (2009) and State by State (2008). He died on August 9, 2012 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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 2009 The New Tenants (Short)
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 2009 Snake 'n' Bacon (TV Movie)
 2005 Capote
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 1997 Bad Bosses Go to Hell (Short)
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 2012 Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay (Documentary) (special thanks)
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 2001-2012 The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (TV Series)
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- Robert Pattinson (2012) ... Himself
- David Rakoff (2010) ... Himself
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 2012 This American Life Live! (TV Movie)
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 2010 Florent: Queen of the Meat Market (Documentary)
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 2010 The Naturalized (Documentary)
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 2008 State by State (Video short)
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 2008 This American Life Live! (TV Movie)
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 2007 CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival (TV Series)
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- The Sky Is Falling (2007) ... Himself
 2006 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series)
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- Episode #14.37 (2006) ... Himself - Guest
 2006 The 2nd Annual Quill Awards (TV Movie)
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 2001-2005 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series)
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- Episode #13.11 (2005) ... Himself
- Episode #9.133 (2002) ... Himself
- Episode #9.13 (2001) ... Himself
- Episode #8.151 (2001) ... Himself
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Author of the essay collection, "Half Empty." See more »

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Let's look at the name 'Father Christmas. It's obviously an Oedipal fantasy. Santa Claus is supposed to come down a chimney, a simulacrum for a vagina. Then he leaves presents, and children are always anxious about what kind. So it's really all about parents engaged in sex, an act that necessarily excludes the kids. See more »

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Rakoff appeared as himself in the documentary "Florent: Queen of the Meat Market" (2009) about a local restaurant and in a film about the book "State by State" (2008), in which one of his essays is published. See more »

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