David Mamet is a playwright, screenwriter and director, born November 30, 1947 in Chicago. He studied at Goddard College and the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater, and started his career as an actor and director before founding the Atlantic Theater Company and becoming successful with three off-Broadway plays…more
David's brother-in-law is actor Matthew Pidgeon.
David a has sister who is a producer/writer named Lynn Mamet. They are both often credited as the writers and producers on David's show The Unit.
David's height is 5'6" (1.68m).
When invited to appear as a guest programmer on cable channel TCM, Mamet picked the four following films: In Which We Serve, Island in the Sky, Le Jour Se Leve and The Killing. Mamet presented the films on March 22, 2007.
First script for film was in 1981 with a re-make of The Postman Always Rings Twice
David won the Pulitzer prize in 1984 for his play "Glengarry Glen Ross".
David Mamet: Hollywood is like cocaine. You cannot understand its attraction until you are doing it. And when you are doing it, you are insane.
David Mamet: There's no such thing as talent; you just have to work hard enough.
David Mamet: Thank God Hollywood people don't have souls so they don't have to suffer through their lives.
David Mamet: I have to admit that I don't like Disneyland.
David Mamet: 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.
David Mamet: A good film script should be able to do completely without dialogue.
David Mamet: I've always been more comfortable sinking while clutching a good theory than swimming with an ugly fact.