BirthdayNovember 30, 1947
BirthplaceChicago, USA

Celebrity biographies

  1. About David Mamet

    Full name: David Mamet
    Also known as: David Alan Mamet, David Mamet, Mamet, David Alan
    Education: Goddard College
    Professions: American author, playwright, screenwriter, and film director
    Nationality: United States
    Occupation: Author, playwright, screenwriter, film director

  2. David Mamet Measurements

    Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)

  3. David Mamet Known for

    Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), The Untouchables (1987), Hannibal (2001), Ronin (1998)

  4. David Mamet Biography

    David Alan Mamet (/ˈmæmɨt/; born November 30, 1947) is an American playwright, essayist, screenwriter, and film director.As a playwright, Mamet has won a Pulitzer Prize and received Tony nominations for Glengarry Glen Ross (1984) and Speed-the-Plow (1988). As a screenwriter, he has received Oscar nominations for The Verdict (1982) and Wag the Dog (1997). Mamet's books include: The Old Religion (1997), a novel about the lynching of Leo Frank; Five Cities of Refuge: Weekly Reflections on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy (2004), a Torah commentary with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner; The Wicked Son (2006), a study of Jewish self-hatred and antisemitism; Bambi vs. Godzilla, a commentary on the movie business; The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture (2011), a commentary on cultural and political issues; and Three War Stories (2013), a trio of novellas about the physical and psychological effects of war.Feature films which Mamet both wrote and directed include Redbelt (2008), The Spanish Prisoner (1997), House of Games (1987) (which won Best Film and Best Screenplay awards at the 1987 Venice Film Festival and "Film of the Year" for the 1989 London Critics Circle Film Awards), Spartan (2004), Heist (2001), State and Main (2000) (Winner of a Best Acting - Ensemble award from the National Board of Review), The Winslow Boy (1999), Oleanna (1994), Homicide (1991) (nominated for the Palme d'Or at 1991 Cannes Film Festival and won a "Screenwriter of the Year" award for Mamet from the London Critics Circle Film Awards and Best Cinematography for Roger Deakins from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards), Things Change (1988) (which won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor at 1988 Venice Film Festival for Don Ameche and Joe Mantegna), and most recently the 2013 HBO film Phil Spector, starring Al Pacino as Spector with Helen Mirren and Jeffrey Tambor.Mamet has also written the screenplays for such films as The Verdict (1982), directed by Sidney Lumet, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981), directed by Bob Rafelson, The Untouchables (1987) directed by Brian De Palma, Hoffa (1992), Ronin (1998), Wag The Dog (1997), The Edge (1997), and Hannibal (2001).Mamet was also the creator, executive producer, and frequent writer for the TV show The Unit.

  5. David Mamet Family

    Spouse: Rebecca Pidgeon
    Childrens: Noah Mamet, Willa Mamet

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