David Mamet


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Born in 1947 in Chicago he was educated at Goddard College in Vermont and studied drama at New York's Nieghbourhood Playhouse before returning to Chicago and establishing the St Nicholas Theatre Company in 1972 and remained their resident writer for four years. The first of his plays to secure international recognition was 'Sexual Perversity in ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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(1987)
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(1992)
Wag the Dog Writer
(1997)

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 2014 About Last Night (based upon "Sexual Perversity in Chicago" by)
 2013/I The Coin (Short) (short story by)
 2013 Phil Spector (TV Movie) (written by)
 2010 Two Painters (Short)
 2010 Inside the Actor's Workshop (Video short) (written by)
 2010 Our Valley (Short)
 2010 The Marquee (Short)
 2010 The Dog (Short)
 2010 Lost Masterpieces of Pornography (Video short) (written by)
  The Unit (TV Series) (creator - 69 episodes, 2006 - 2009) (written by - 10 episodes, 2006 - 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Unknown Soldier (2009) ... (creator)
- Endgame (2009) ... (creator)
- Chaos Theory (2009) ... (creator)
- Whiplash (2009) ... (creator)
- Best Laid Plans (2009) ... (creator)
 2008 Redbelt (written by)
 2005 Edmond (play) / (screenplay)
 2004 Spartan (written by)
 2002 The 74th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (special material written by)
 2001 Heist (written by)
 2001 Hannibal (screenplay)
 2000 State and Main (written by)
 2000 Lakeboat (play - uncredited) / (written by)
 1999 The Winslow Boy (screenplay)
 1999 Lansky (TV Movie) (written by)
 1998 Ronin (screenplay - as Richard Weisz)
 1997 Wag the Dog (screenplay)
 1997 The Spanish Prisoner (written by)
 1997 The Edge (written by)
 1997 Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (TV Series) (additional material - 1 episode)
- New Phone System (1997) ... (additional material)
 1996 American Buffalo (play) / (screenplay)
 1994 Oleanna (play) / (screenplay)
 1994 Texan (TV Short) (written by)
 1994 Vanya on 42nd Street (play adaptation)
 1993 A Life in the Theater (TV Movie) (play) / (teleplay)
 1993 Hoffa: Discussion After First Script Read-Through (Video documentary short) (screenplay)
 1992 Hoffa (written by)
 1992 Glengarry Glen Ross (based on the play by) / (screenplay by)
 1992 The Water Engine (TV Movie) (play) / (written by)
 1991 Homicide (written by)
 1991 Performance (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Uncle Vanya (1991)
 1989 We're No Angels (written by)
 1989 The Play on One (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Shawl (1989) ... (writer)
 1988 Things Change (written by)
 1987 House of Games (screenplay) / (story)
 1987 The Untouchables (written by)
 1987 Hill Street Blues (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- A Wasted Weekend (1987) ... (written by)
 1986 About Last Night (play "Sexual Perversity in Chicago")
 1982 The Verdict (screenplay)
 1981 The Postman Always Rings Twice (screenplay)
 1979 A Life in the Theatre (TV Movie) (play)
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Other Works:

(June 5 to 11, 1989) His play, "Prairie Du Chien," was performed in a Parting Shots (The 1988-1989 Apprentice/Intern Spring Showcase) production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with the 1988-1989 Acting Apprentice Company in the cast. Bob Krakower was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 5 Interviews | 35 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Richard Weisz

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

As a child of the 1960s, I accepted as an article of faith that government is corrupt, business is exploitable and people are generally good at heart. But these cherished precepts, I realised, had over the years become increasingly impracticable prejudices. See more »

Trivia:

His favorite books are outlaws, true grit, wolfville, the complete works of Ernest bramah, post captain, and gates of fire. See more »

Trademark:

The telephone is often a key device or weapon in his works See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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