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      David Simon

      David Simon

      Highest Rated: 94% The House I Live In (2012)

      Lowest Rated: 76% How to Make Money Selling Drugs (2012)

      Birthday: Feb 9, 1960

      Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

      Few could argue that throughout his professional career, writer David Simon failed to capture the stark tragedy of the violent, drug-infested streets of his native Baltimore. As a former investigative reporter for the city's largest daily newspaper and executive producer on some of the grittiest cop shows ever seen on television, Simon made it his mission to tell the stories of the forgotten combatants in the nation's long-fought war on drugs in the most gut-wrenching and realistic way possible. His extended forays into the killing streets have led to writing two best-selling novels chronicling the futility of a drug war gone awry and the brutal despair felt by those on the frontlines, drawing heavily on interviews with both police and drug dealers. The novels were later used as templates for Simon's two highly-acclaimed television shows, "Homicide: Life on the Street" (NBC, 1993-99) and "The Wire" (HBO, 2002-08), both of which earned huge followings from the real-life cops and drug dealers that served as inspiration - a testament to Simon's unflinching drive to show life on the streets as honestly and humanly as possible.


      Real Time with Bill Maher, Bill Maher (L), David Simon (C), Christine O'Donnell (R), 02/21/2003, ©HBO



      88% No Score Yet Body Parts Self - 2022
      76% 91% How to Make Money Selling Drugs Narrator $14.0K 2012
      94% 85% The House I Live In Self $210.8K 2012


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