Norman Mailer (1923–2007)


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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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Maidstone Writer
(1970)
Wild 90 Prince
(1968)
(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 An American Dream (novel)
 1958 The Naked and the Dead (novel)
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Other Works:

Book: "The Prisoner of Sex" See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 6 Print Biographies | 4 Interviews | 40 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Spouse:

Norris Mailer  (his death)  (2 children) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

Movie making is like sex. You start doing it, and then you get interested in getting better at it. See more »

Trivia:

Nearly 11 years after the death of Marilyn Monroe, Mailer appeared on the cover of "Time Magazine" with the cinema legend. The July 17 1973 edition of "Time Magazine" featured a composite of photos of Mailer and Monroe. Monroe's picture was a full-color portrait taken by Bert Stern, from the last photographic sitting before her death, and dominated the cover. Her image dwarfs a smaller black & ... See more »

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