David Mamet

Pulitzer Prize-winner ('Glengarry Glen Ross') David Mamet is one of a handful of American playwrights whose work has found almost as much success on the screen as it has on the stage. Noted for his spare, gritty dialogue, that reflects the hardened attitudes of his native Chicago, his stories often revolve around domineering male characters and their macho posturing, prompting both discussion and controversy from his audience. Well known for the rhythmic nature of his dialogue, he often uses a metronome during rehearsals to perfect the actors' delivery. Actor favourites include William H. Macy, Alec Baldwin and Joe Mantegna, who also headlined his stage productions, and his wife Rebecca Pidgeon. Another quirk - he shuns modern computers, preferring to bang out his screenplays on an old-fashioned typewriter. "People may or may not say what they mean... but they always say something designed to get what they want." - David Mamet

Redbelt (2008)

Director: David Mamet
Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Emily Mortimer, Alice Braga, Tim Allen, Joe Mantegna, Rodrigo...

David Mamet writes and directs this martial arts drama starring Chiwetel Ejiofor as Mike, a jujitsu instructor in L.A.. With the business failing and... Read more

The Unit: Season 1 (2006)

Director: Bill L Norton, David Mamet, Steve Gomer, etc
Starring: Dennis Haysbert, Regina Taylor, Robert Patrick, Audrey Marie Anderson, Max Marti...

A fictionalized and dramatic look inside a covert Special Forces team that operates outside the military chain of command. Conceived by David Mamet, a... Read more

Edmond (2005)

Director: Stuart Gordon
Starring: William H Macy, Julia Stiles, Joe Mantegna, Bai Ling, Jeffrey Combs, Denise Rich...

Frustrated city mouse Edmond Burke (William H Macy) hates his wife, his job and he desperately wants to get laid. After a fortune-teller tells him hi... Read more

Spartan (2003)

Director: David Mamet
Starring: Val Kilmer, Derek Luke, William H Macy, Ed O'Neill

FBI. CIA. Secret Service. Black Ops. Robert Scott is all of these. And none of these. His newest assignment: find the possibly kidnapped daughter of a... Read more

Hannibal ( Blu-ray ) (2001)

Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Gary Oldman, Giancarlo Giannini, Julianne Moore, Ray Liotta

It's been ten years since diabolical doctor Hannibal Lecter fled the US, settling into a comfortable life as an art library curator in Florence, Italy... Read more

Heist (2001)

Director: David Mamet
Starring: Gene Hackman, Danny DeVito, Sam Rockwell, Ricky Jay, Rebecca Pidgeon, Delroy Lin...

In this caper film from writer/director David Mamet, Gene Hackman is a New England shipbuilder who doubles as an expert thief, who's looking to retire... Read more

Hannibal (2001)

Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Ray Liotta, Giancarlo Giannini, Gary Oldman

It's been ten years since diabolical doctor Hannibal Lecter fled the US, settling into a comfortable life as an art library curator in Florence, Italy... Read more

State and Main (2000)

Director: David Mamet
Starring: Alec Baldwin, Sarah Jessica Parker, Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H Macy, Davi...

When a big-budget film crew takes over a small town, they shoot first...and ask questions later. Director Walt Price (William H Macy) has his work cut... Read more

The Winslow Boy (1999)

Director: David Mamet
Starring: Gemma Jones, Nigel Hawthorne, Jeremy Northam, Rebecca Pidgeon

From the celebrated play by Terence Rattigan comes this moving representation of "The Winslow Boy", an exquisite new film by acclaimed director and pl... Read more

Ronin ( Blu-ray ) (1998)

Director: John Frankenheimer
Starring: Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone, Stellan Skarsgard, Jonathan Pryce,...

Robert De Niro plays a freelance secret agent hired along with some international hitmen by an Irish terrorist to retrieve a mysterious briefcase. The... Read more