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      Norman Mailer

      Norman Mailer

      Highest Rated: 98% When We Were Kings (1996)

      Lowest Rated: 39% Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987)

      Birthday: Jan 31, 1923

      Birthplace: Long Branch, New Jersey, USA

      Pulitzer Prize-winning author Norman Mailer was often called a literary lion, even long before his death in November 2007. Well known not only for his anti-war novel The Naked and the Dead (1948), he also found time to squeeze in work as a journalist, provocateur, womanizer, political candidate, film director, and actor. He wrote over 30 books and won the Pulitzer twice for The Armies of the Night (1968) and The Executioner's Song (1979). The World War II veteran stood his ground and was fearless when it came to his views on U.S. politics, especially during the tumultuous years of the Vietnam and Gulf Wars. As a founding father of New Journalism, Mailer was critical in a movement that started in the 1960s, one that eventually gave birth to the weekly alternative newspaper The Village Voice. The author and former soldier also contributed much to the film industry, adapting his work such as "The Executioner's Song" into movies, and directing Ryan O'Neal and Isabella Rossellini in "Tough Guys Don't Dance" (1987). Mailer packed a lot into his 84 years, making both his life and work an integral part of the American cultural fabric.

      Highest rated movies

      When We Were Kings
      Ragtime
      Cremaster 2

      Photos

      RAGTIME, Norman Mailer, 1981 CREMASTER 2, Norman Mailer, Anonymous, 1999, (c) Palm Pictures BEYOND THE LAW, Norman Mailer, 1968 BEYOND THE LAW, Norman Mailer, (right), 1968 RAGTIME, Norman Mailer, Elizabeth McGovern, 1981, (c) Paramount

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      93% 89% The Capote Tapes Self - 2020
      83% 67% Inside Deep Throat Self $653.6K 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Untitled Director - 2004
      73% 80% Cremaster 2 Harry Houdini (Character) - 1999
      98% 94% When We Were Kings Unknown (Character) $2.7M 1996
      39% 47% Tough Guys Don't Dance Director,
      Screenwriter
      $421.4K 1987
      55% 57% King Lear Self $8.8K 1987
      No Score Yet 74% The Executioner's Song Writer,
      Screenwriter
      - 1982
      84% 76% Ragtime Stanford White (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Year of the Woman Unknown (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Year of the Woman Unknown (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 27% Maidstone Norman Kingsley (Character),
      Director,
      Writer,
      Producer
      - 1969
      No Score Yet 30% Beyond the Law Lt. Francis Xavier Pope (Character),
      Director
      - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild 90 Prince (Character),
      Director,
      Producer,
      Film Editing
      - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Will the Real Norman Mailer Please Stand Up? Self - 1968
      No Score Yet 8% An American Dream Writer - 1966

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 88% Gilmore Girls Himself (Guest Star) 2004