Norman Mailer

Highest Rated: 100% Town Bloody Hall (2001)
Birthday: Jan 31, 1923
Birthplace: Long Branch, New Jersey, USA
Having established himself as one of the major American writers of his generation with his novels (The Naked and the Dead, An American Dream) and his non-fiction (Advertisements for Myself, The Armies of the Night), Mailer began writing, directing, and acting in his own independent films, drawing inspiration from Warhol and Cassavetes. He debuted in 1968 with two provocative features, Wild 90 and Beyond the Law. His third film Maidstone, a bizarre satire of presidential campaigning, was his most technically ambitious work; it achieved instant notoriety for including in its final cut a vicious brawl between Mailer and his costar Rip Torn. In 1982 he wrote the script for the television adaptation of his novel The Executioner's Song; five years later he wrote and directed the theatrical feature Tough Guys Don't Dance, an adaptation of his detective novel. Mailer also appeared in the Milos Forman film Ragtime and in Jean-Luc Godard's King Lear. Mailer died of renal failure in November 2007.

Highest Rated Movies



78% The New York Review of Books: A 50 Year Argument Actor 2014
83% Gore Vidal: The United States Of Amnesia Actor $0.2M 2014
No Score Yet Norman Mailer: The American Actor 2012
71% Cremaster Cycle Actor $0.2M 2010
77% American Experience Actor 2007
78% Doc Actor 2007
65% The Outsider Actor 2006
67% Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story Actor 2005
38% The Ballad of Greenwich Village Actor 2005
83% Inside Deep Throat Actor $0.5M 2005
83% Hijacking Catastrophe Actor 2004
No Score Yet The World According to Bush Actor 2004
No Score Yet See What Happens Actor 2003
No Score Yet Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story Screenwriter 2002
100% Town Bloody Hall Actor 2001
No Score Yet Biography: Pablo Picasso - A Primitive Soul Actor 2000
71% Cremaster 2 Harry Houdini 1999
88% The Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation Actor 1999
98% When We Were Kings Actor 1996
77% The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg Actor 1994
50% King Lear Himself Screenwriter 1987
40% Tough Guys Don't Dance Screenwriter Director 1987
No Score Yet The Executioner's Song Screenwriter 1982
90% Ragtime Stanford White 1981
No Score Yet Profile of a Writer: Norman Mailer Actor 1979
No Score Yet Year of the Woman Actor 1973
No Score Yet Maidstone Screenwriter Kingsley Producer Director 1970
No Score Yet Walden - Diaries Notes and Sketches Actor 1969


No Score Yet American Experience
  • 2008
82% Gilmore Girls
  • 2004


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