David Mamet biography
At Writers Theatre: The Frog Prince
David Mamet is also a screenplay writer and film director, born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He studied at Goddard College, Vermont and then became an actor in New York City. His plays, such as American Buffalo (1976) and Speed the Plow (1987), address the psychological and ethical issues that confront modern urban society. Other children's plays include The Poet and the Rent (1974) and Revenge of the Space Pandas (1978).
Other works include the plays The Woods (1977), The Cryptogram (1994), Romance (2005) and November (2008), the screenplays The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981) and The Untouchables (1986) and the films (as director) House of Games (1986) The Spanish Prisoner (1998), The Winslow Boy (1999) and State and Main (2000). In 2004, he wrote and directed Spartan. In 1984,he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for Glengarry Glen Ross and he also wrote the screenplay for Hannibal (2001), a sequel to The Silence of the Lambs. He wrote a novel, The Village, in 1994.
[Bio as of March 2008]