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David Mamet is an American playwright, screenwriter, and director who has a net worth of $12 million. Mamet is known for writing award-winning plays such as ‘Glengarry Glen Ross,’ ‘American Buffalo,’ and ‘Speed-the-Plow,’ as well as directing films like ‘House of Games’ and ‘Heist.’

Key facts:

  • David Mamet is an American playwright, screenwriter, and director.
  • He is known for writing award-winning plays such as 'Glengarry Glen Ross,' 'American Buffalo,' and 'Speed-the-Plow'.
  • Mamet has earned Academy Award nominations for his screenplays to 'The Verdict' and 'Wag the Dog'.
  • He has also written and directed films such as 'House of Games' and 'Heist'.
  • Mamet's books include 'On Directing Film,' 'The Old Religion,' 'The Wicked Son,' and 'Bambi vs. Godzilla'.

Basic Information About David Mamet

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Directors
ProfessionsFilm director, Screenwriter, Writer, Playwright, Television producer, Film Producer, Television Director, Essayist, Actor, Author
Net worth$20,000,000
Date of birth1947-11-30 (76 years old)
Place of birthChicago
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksFrequently makes use of William H. Macy, Alec Baldwin and Joe Mantegna, actors who also headlined his stage productions. Other regulars include Ed O'Neill, Lionel Mark Smith, Ricky Jay, Jonathan Katz and the late J.T. Walsh.
The telephone is often a key device or weapon in his works
His films feature bursts of fast moving, profane dialog
Often casts his wife, Rebecca Pidgeon, in prominent roles in movies he directs. While he was married to Lindsay Crouse, the same was true for her.
Great attention to realistic dialogue, often the actors in his films stutter or even leave a large portion of their lines unsaid.
SpouseRebecca Pidgeon - (22 SeptemberΒ 1991 - present)Β (2 children)
Lindsay Crouse - (21 DecemberΒ 1977 - 1991)Β (divorced)Β (2 children)
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

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What Movie Awards did David Mamet win?


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David Mamet awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
WGA Award (Screen) - Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another MediumNomineeThe Untouchables1988
WGA Award (Screen) - Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or PublishedNomineeGlengarry Glen Ross1993
WGA Award (Screen) - Best Drama Adapted from Another MediumNomineeThe Verdict1983
BAFTA Film Award - Best Screenplay - AdaptedNomineeWag the Dog1999
Felix - Best Adapted ScreenplayNomineeWag the Dog2018
ACCA - Best Adapted ScreenplayNomineeWag the Dog1997
WGA Award (Screen) - Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or PublishedNomineeWag the Dog1998
CFCA Award - Best ScreenplayNomineeState and Main2001
Jury Award - Best FilmWinnerState and Main2000
Chlotrudis Award - Best ScreenplayNomineeThe Spanish Prisoner1999
Edgar - Best Motion PictureNomineeThe Spanish Prisoner1999
Independent Spirit Award - Best ScreenplayNomineeThe Spanish Prisoner1999
Wise Owl Award - Honorable Mention - Television and Theatrical Film FictionWinnerGreat Performances1994

David Mamet roles

Movie / Series Role
The UntouchablesWriter
The EdgeWriter
Glengarry Glen RossWriter
Glengarry Glen RossWriter
The Postman Always Rings TwiceWriter
About Last Night...Writer
The VerdictWriter
Wag the DogWriter
We're No AngelsWriter
State and MainDirector
State and MainWriter
About Last NightWriter
The Spanish PrisonerDirector
The Spanish PrisonerWriter
The SimpsonsDavid Mamet 1 episode, 2011
The ShieldDirector

David Mamet's Quotes

  • [to acting students at Atlantic Theater Company]Invent nothing, deny nothing.
  • I've always been more comfortable sinking while clutching a good theory than swimming with an ugly fact.
  • There's no such thing as talent; you just have to work hard enough.
  • In a world we find terrifying, we ratify that which doesn't threaten us.
  • We Americans have always considered Hollywood, at best, a sinkhole of depraved venality. And, of course, it is. It is not a protective monastery of aesthetic truth. It is a place where everything is incredibly expensive.

Interesting Facts about David Mamet

  1. Playwright/screenwriter
  2. Well known for the rhythmic nature of his dialogue, he actually uses a metronome during rehearsals to perfect the actors' delivery of it.
  3. Won the Pulitzer prize in Drama for "Glengary Glen Ross".
  4. His stage work assayed in book entitled, "How Good is David Mamet, Anyway?" by critic John Heilpern, Dec. 1999.
  5. Attended Goddard College, Plainfield, VT with William H. Macy and Jonathan Katz.
  6. Brother of Lynn Mamet.
  7. Two children with actress Rebecca Pidgeon: Clara Mamet and Noah Mamet.
  8. Daughters with Lindsay Crouse: Zosia Mamet and Willa Mamet.
  9. His play "Boston Marriage" was performed at the Donmar Warehouse and New Ambassador's Theatre in London and was nominated for a 2002 'Laurence Olivier' Theatre Award for Best New Comedy of 2001.
  10. Eschews using a personal computer to write his screenplays and plays, preferring to use his old-fashioned typewriter.
  11. Used to work as a waiter at Second City Theater in Chicago.
  12. Brother-in-law of Matthew Pidgeon.
  13. Was twice nominated for Broadway's Tony Award for Best Play: in 1984 for "Glengarry Glen Ross," and in 1988 for "Speed-the-Plow.".
  14. Often either declines credit or uses a pseudonym if he is called upon only as a script doctor, or some films he doesn't direct. The only such film that credited him by name was Hannibal (2001).
  15. He wanted to be an actor as a young man but his attempts failed so he turned to writing and directing in order to stay in the industry.
  16. Occasional co-lyricist for his wife, singer Rebecca Pidgeon.
  17. His play, "Glengarry Glen Ross", was awarded the 1984 Joseph Jefferson Award for Play Production at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
  18. Won the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play "Glengarry Glen Ross" and was nominated for the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play "The Cryptogram".
  19. Ex-son-in-law of Russel Crouse.
  20. As a teenager Mamet was a regular on "Kumzitz," a local Chicago WLS-TV show for Jewish youth. His recurring character was a soda jerk.

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