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Norman Mailer

Highest Rated:   100% Town Bloody Hall (2001)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
78% The New York Review of Books: A 50 Year Argument
  • Actor
2014
80% Gore Vidal: The United States Of Amnesia
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Norman Mailer: The American
  • Actor
2012
67% Cremaster Cycle
  • Actor
2010
77% American Experience
  • Actor
2007
78% Doc
  • Actor
2007
69% The Outsider
  • Actor
2006
60% Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story
  • Actor
2005
38% The Ballad of Greenwich Village
  • Actor
2005
83% Inside Deep Throat
  • Actor
2005
83% Hijacking Catastrophe
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Monde selon Bush, Le
  • 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 Mailer on Mailer
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Biography: Pablo Picasso - A Primitive Soul
  • Actor
2000
77% 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
79% The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg
  • Actor
1994
50% King Lear
  • Screenwriter
  • Himself
1987
39% 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 Maidstone
  • Screenwriter
  • Kingsley
  • Producer
  • Director
1970
No Score Yet Walden - Diaries Notes and Sketches
  • Actor
1969

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Gilmore Girls
2000-2016
  • Himself
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
  • Appearing

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