David Mamet - Details


DAVID MAMET is the author of the plays "Oleanna," "Glengarry Glen Ross" (1984 Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Circle Award), "American Buffalo," "The Old Neighborhood," "A Life in the Theater," "Speed the Plow," "Edmond," "Lakeboat," "The Water Engine," "The Woods," "Sexual Perversity in Chicago," "Reunion," and the "Cryptogram" (1995 Obie Award).

His translations and adaptations include "Red River" by Pierre Laville and "The Cherry Orchard," "Three Sisters," and "Uncle Vanya" by Anton Chekov.

His films include The Postman Always Rings Twice, The Verdict, The Untouchables, House of Games (writer/director), Oleanna (writer/director), Homicide (writer/director), The Spanish Prisoner (writer/director), Hoffa, The Edge, Wag The Dog, and The Winslow Boy (writer/ director). Mamet is also the author of Warm and Cold, a book for children with drawings by Donald Sultan, and two other children’s books Passover and The Duck and the Goat; Writing in Restaurants, Some Freaks, and Make-Believe Town, three volumes of essays; The Hero Pony, a book of poems; Three Children’s Plays, On Directing Film, The Cabin, and the novel The Village.

His most recent books include a new novel, The Old Religion, and an acting book, True & False.


  • 30th November 1947 - Birth