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Norman Mailer (1923–2007)


Norman Mailer, the Brooklyn-born and -bred writer who fought for what he characterized as the "heavyweight championship" of American letters after the 1961 death of Ernest Hemingway, never came close to his dream of writing the Great American novel, but he was a colossus of American culture and literature in the 1960s, '70s and '80s. When he died ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Wild 90 Prince
(1968)
Maidstone Writer
(1970)
(1968)

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 2013 Welcome to the Basement (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- Tough Guys Don't Dance (2013) ... (screenplay - adapted from the book by)
 2012 Love, Marilyn (Documentary) (excerpts from book)
 2002 Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story (TV Movie) (written by)
 2000 American Tragedy (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 2000 Time of Her Time (story)
 1987 King Lear (uncredited)
 1987 Tough Guys Don't Dance (based on his novel) / (screenplay by)
 1982 The Executioner's Song (TV Movie) (book) / (screenplay)
 1980 Marilyn: The Untold Story (TV Movie) (novel)
 1979 Town Bloody Hall (Documentary) (book "The Prisoner of Sex")
 1972 Andare e venire (TV Movie) (short story - uncredited)
 1970 Maidstone
 1969 Personal Reflections (TV Series) (narrative script - 1 episode)
- Norman Mailer (1969) ... (narrative script)
 1966 See You in Hell, Darling (novel)
 1958 The Naked and the Dead (novel)
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Other Works:

Letters, "In the Ring," Published in "The New Yorker (USA)," 6 October 2008. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 6 Print Biographies | 4 Interviews | 39 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »
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Personal Quote:

I've always felt my relationship to the United States is analogous to a marriage. I love this country. I hate it. I get angry by it. I feel close to it. I'm charmed by it. I'm repelled by it. See more »

Trivia:

When Mailer was writing his 1951 novel "Barbary Shore" in his apartment at 246 Fulton Street (Ovington building) in New York, he had no plan to have a Russian spy as a character. As he worked on it, he gradually introduced a Russian spy in the US as a minor character. As the novel progressed, the spy became the dominant character. After the novel was completed, the US Immigration Service arrested... See more »

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