David Mamet

David Mamet Brief Biography

David Mamet
David Alan Mamet (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; and The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture (2011), a commentary on cultural and political issues.

David Mamet News

• Lindsay Lohan partners for menswear collection
• Bobby Cannavale joins cast of 'Glengarry Glen Ross'
• Debra Winger to make Broadway debut in 'The Anarchist'
• Patti LuPone and Laurie Metcalf to star in David Mamet's 'Anarchist'

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