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David Mamet


David Mamet was born on November 30, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as David Alan Mamet. He is a writer and producer, known for House of Games (1987), State and Main (2000) and Wag the Dog (1997). He has been married to Rebecca Pidgeon since September 22, 1991. They have two children. He was previously married to Lindsay Crouse. See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

House of Games
(1987)
State and Main
(2000)
Wag the Dog
Wag the Dog Writer
(1997)
Glengarry Glen Ross
(1992)

Filmography

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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 - 68 episodes, 2006 - 2009) (written by - 10 episodes, 2006 - 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Unknown Soldier (2009) ... (creator)
- Endgame (2009) ... (creator)
- Whiplash (2009) ... (creator)
- Best Laid Plans (2009) ... (creator)
- Flesh & Blood (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 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 Theater (TV Movie) (play)
Show Show Producer (8 credits)
Show Show Director (20 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
Show Show Actor (3 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (9 credits)
Show Show Self (34 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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Other Works:

(1978 to 1979 season) His play, "A Life in the Theatre," was performed at the Trinity Repertory Company Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island. Larry Arrick was director. Robert D. Soule was set designer. Mary Aiello Bruce was costume designer. John F. Custer was lighting designer. 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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[to acting students at Atlantic Theater Company]Invent nothing, deny nothing. See more »

Trivia:

Won the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play "Glengarry Glen Ross" and was nominated for the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play "The Cryptogram". See more »

Trademark:

His films feature bursts of fast moving, profane dialog See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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