David Mamet


David Alan Mamet, born in1947, is an American playwright, director, screenwriter, and author. He won a Pulitzer Prize and received several Tony nominations for his plays “Glengarry Glen Ross” (1984) and “Speed-the-Plow” (1988).

He first gained critical acclaim for a trio of off-Broadway 1970’s plays: “The Duck Variations”, “Sexual Perversity in Chicago”, and “American Buffalo”.

Some of the films written and directed by Mamet include “House of Games” (1987), “Homicide (1991)”, “The Spanish Prisoner (1997)”, and his biggest commercial success, “Heist” (2001). As a screenwriter, some of his works are “The Postman Always Rings Twice” (1981), “The Verdict” (1982), “The Untouchables” (1987), “Hoffa” (1992), “Wag the Dog” (1997), and “Hannibal” (2001). Mamet wrote the scripts for the film adaptations of his plays “Glengarry Glen Ross” (1992) and “Oleanna” (1992), having also directed the latter.

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