Mario Puzo (1920–1999)


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Mario Puzo was born October 15, 1920, in "Hell's Kitchen" on Manhattan's (NY) West Side and, following military service in World War II, attended New York's New School for Social Research and Columbia University. His best-known novel, "The Godfather," was preceded by two critically acclaimed novels, "The Dark Arena" and "The Fortunate Pilgrim." In... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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The Godfather Writer
(1972)
(1974)
Superman Writer
(1978)

Filmography

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 2021 Mashup at the Movies (characters)
 2014 Ojciec chrzestny (Audioplay) (Video) (based on a novel by: "The Godfather")
 2006 The Godfather (Video Game) (characters)
 1998 The Last Don II (TV Mini Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1998)
 1997 The Last Don (TV Mini Series) (novel - 3 episodes)
- Part III (1997) ... (novel)
- Part II (1997) ... (novel)
- Part I (1997) ... (novel)
 1993 GodFarter III - Screen Test (Video short) (scritta)
 1992 The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980 (Video) (novel "The Godfather")
 1992 Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (screenplay) / (story)
 1991 The Godfather (Video Game) (characters)
 1990 The Godfather Part III (written by)
 1988 The Fortunate Pilgrim (TV Mini Series) (novel - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... (novel)
- The Fortunate Pilgrim (1988) ... (novel)
- The Fortunate Pilgrim (1988) ... (novel)
 1987 The Sicilian (novel)
 1984 The Cotton Club (story)
 1983 Superman III (characters - uncredited)
 1982 A Time to Die (novel "Six Graves to Munich")
 1980 Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (screenplay by) / (story by)
 1980 Superman II (screenplay by) / (story by)
 1978 Superman (screenplay) / (story)
  The Godfather Saga (TV Mini Series) (novel "The Godfather" - 4 episodes, 1977) (novel - 1 episode, 1977)
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... (novel "The Godfather" - screenplay)
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... (novel "The Godfather" - screenplay)
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... (novel "The Godfather" - screenplay)
- Episode #1.1 (1977) ... (novel) / (novel "The Godfather" - screenplay)
 1974 The Godfather Part II (based on the novel by) / (screenplay by)
 1974 Earthquake (written by)
 1972 The Godfather (based on the novel by) / (screenplay by)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "The Dark Arena". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 8 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


Spouse:

Erika Lina Broske  (her death)  (5 children)
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Personal Quote:

[on his infamous encounter with Frank Sinatra] Here he was, a northern Italian, threatening me, a southern Italian, with physical violence. This was roughly equivalent to Einstein pulling a knife on Al Capone. See more »

Trivia:

In the 1950s and 1960s he worked at Magazine Management which was owned by Martin Goodman, whose company also owned Timely Comics, which later became known as Marvel Comics. He decided to try his hand at writing a comic book, but told Stan Lee that he couldn't meet the monthly deadlines. Stan Lee had the opposite problem: he could work under pressure to produce a monthly comic, but didn't have ... See more »

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