David Mamet

David Mamet

writer, producer, director

David Mamet was born on Nov 30, 1947 in USA. David Mamet's big-screen debut came with The Postman Always Rings Twice directed by Bob Rafelson in 1981. David Mamet is known for The Winslow Boy directed by David Mamet, Matthew Pidgeon stars as Dickie Winslow and Rebecca Pidgeon as Catherine Winslow. David Mamet has got 13 awards and 38 nominations so far. The most recent award David Mamet achieved is ShoWest Convention, USA. The upcoming new movie David Mamet plays is About Last Night which will be released on Feb 14, 2014.

Born in 1947 in Chicago, he was educated at Goddard College, in Vermont, and studied drama at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse, before returning to Chicago and establishing the St Nicholas Theatre Company in 1972. He remained their resident writer for four years. The first of his plays to secure international recognition was 'Sexual Perversity in Chicago' (1974) and 'American Buffalo' (1975). The latter was eventually performed by Al Pacino on Broadway and London's West End earning him an 'Award Obie' when it transferred from Chicago to New York. His play 'Glengarry Glen Ross' won the Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. His other plays include 'A Life in the Theatre' (1977). 'Edmond' (1982). 'The Shawl' (1985) and 'Speed the Plow' (1988). The rejection of his screen adaption of 'Sexual Perversity in Chicago' was completely rewritten and released as 'About Last Night in 1986. He soon attracted wide acclaim as a screenwriter when his version of 'The Postman Always Rings Twice' (1981) was made by Bob Rafelson and his original screenplay for 'The Verdict (1982) was nominated for an Oscar. Subsequent screenplays include 'The Untouchables' (1987), 'We're No Angels' (1990), 'Glengarry Glen Ross' (1992). He then wrote and directed 'House of Games' (1987), 'Things Change' (1988) and 'Homicide' (1991). He's also published two collections of essays 'Writing in Restaurants' (1986) and Some Freaks' (1989). In 1987, he conducted a series of classes at Columbia University Film School which were put into print as 'On Directing Film' (1992).

  • Birthday

    Nov 30, 1947
  • Place of Birth

    Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Also known

    Richard Weisz

Known For


13 wins & 38 nominations

ShoWest Convention, USA
Excellence in Filmmaking
Winner - ShoWest Award
Writers Guild of America, USA
Winner - Laurel Award for Screen Writing Achievement
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