David Mamet

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David Mamet

Born

11/30/1947, Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Richard Weisz
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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

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    • 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.

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