David Mamet





David Mamet

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November 30, 1947

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David Alan Mamet is an American author, essayist, playwright, screenwriter and film director. His works are known for their clever, terse, sometimes vulgar dialogue and arcane stylized phrasing, as well as for his exploration of masculinity.

As a playwright, he received Tony nominations for Glengarry Glen Ross (1984) and Speed-the-Plow (1988). As a screenwriter, he received Oscar nominations for The Verdict (1982) and Wag the Dog (1997).

His recent 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 antisemi
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Average rating: 3.83 · 35,195 ratings · 1,627 reviews · 121 distinct works · Similar authors
Glengarry Glen Ross
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 8,267 ratings — published 1983 — 15 editions
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Oleanna
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American Buffalo
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Sexual Perversity in Chicag...
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 1,412 ratings — published 1977 — 5 editions
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True and False: Heresy and ...
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 1,165 ratings — published 1997 — 8 editions
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On Directing Film
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 1,125 ratings — published 1991 — 8 editions
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Speed-the-Plow
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 961 ratings — published 1988 — 7 editions
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Three Uses of the Knife: On...
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 699 ratings — published 1991 — 9 editions
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The Secret Knowledge: On th...
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 697 ratings — published 2011 — 11 editions
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Bambi vs. Godzilla: On the ...
3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 714 ratings — published 2007 — 11 editions
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“We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.”
David Mamet, Boston Marriage

“It's only words... unless they're true.”
David Mamet

“You know, I once read an interesting book which said that, uh, most people lost in the wilds, they, they die of shame. Yeah, see, they die of shame. 'What did I do wrong? How could I have gotten myself into this?' And so they sit there and they... die. Because they didn't do the one thing that would save their lives. Thinking.”
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