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

About Last Night... (1986)

Director: Edward Zwick
Starring: James Belushi, Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Elizabeth Perkins

David Mamet's play 'Sexual Perversity in Chicago' stars Rob Lowe and Demi Moore as Chicago singles who begin an affair, but their relationship suffers... Read more

American Buffalo (1995)

Director: Michael Corrente
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Franz, Sean Nelson

David Mamet's profane, provocative three-character play. Dustin Hoffman plays a self-ennobled world expert who horns in on the plans of his friend, 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

Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

Director: James Foley
Starring: Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Ed Harris, Alec Baldwin, Alan Arkin, Kevin Spacey, Jonat...

Times are tough at Premiere Properties. Shelly "The Machine" Levene (Jack Lemmon) and Dave Moss (Ed Harris) are veteran salesmen, but only Ricky Roma... 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

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

Hoffa (1992)

Director: Danny Devito
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Armand Assante, J T Walsh, Robert Prosky

Jack Nicholson plays the powerhouse who galvanised the American truckers and teamsters union into a mighty political force. Screenplay by David Mamet. Read more

Homicide (1991)

Director: David Mamet
Starring: Joe Mantegna, William H Macy, Natalija Nogulich

Award winning playwright David Mamet's third outing as director is a gritty crime drama about a cop taken off the biggest case of his life into a seem... Read more

House of Games (1987)

Director: David Mamet
Starring: Lindsay Crouse, Joe Mantegna, Mike Nussbaum

Playright David Mamet's directorial film debut is this superbly crafted story about an uptight psychiatrist (Lindsay Crouse) who goes thrill-seeking w... Read more