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Mardik Martin (1934–2019)


Mardik Martin is in the elite group of screenwriters on WGA's list of 101 Greatest Screenplays ever written. He immigrated to the United States from Iraq to attend 'New York University'. He won the Mahler award and graduated with a Master's degree in Screenwriting in 1968, then went on to teach at NYU from 1968 to 1973. Mardik moved to Hollywood ... See full bio »

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Mean Streets Writer
(1973)
Raging Bull Writer
(1980)
(1977)
The King of Comedy Second Man at Bar
(1982)

Filmography

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 2014/I The Cut (co-writer)
 2008 Mardik: Baghdad to Hollywood (Documentary) (writer)
 1980 Raging Bull (screenplay)
 1978 American Boy: A Profile of - Steven Prince (Documentary) (treatment)
 1978 The Last Waltz (Documentary) (treatment)
 1977 Valentino (screenplay)
 1977 New York, New York (screenplay)
 1974 Italianamerican (Documentary)
 1973 Mean Streets (screenplay)
 1971 Revenge Is My Destiny (original story) / (screenplay)
 1964 It's Not Just You, Murray! (Short) (written by)
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5' 1" (1.55 m)
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Personal Quote:

If you're a shrinking violet who sits in the corner, no one's going to give a shit about you. You've got to present yourself. See more »

Trivia:

Screenwriter Mardik Martin co-wrote Mean Streets (1973), New York, New York (1977) and Raging Bull (1980) for director Martin Scorsese. In addition Martin wrote or co-wrote the treatments for three of Scorsese's early documentary projects: Italianamerican (1974) , The Last Waltz (1978) and American Boy: A Profile of - Steven Prince (1978). Scorsese and Martin were both film students at NYU and ... See more »

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