David Mamet

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David Alan Mamet (; born November 30, 1947) is an American playwright, film director, screenwriter and author. He won a Pulitzer Prize and received Tony nominations for his plays Glengarry Glen Ross (1984) and Speed-the-Plow (1988). He first gained critical acclaim for a trio of off-Broadway 1970s plays: The Duck Variations, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, and American Buffalo. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Mamet has received more than 2,433,001 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). David Mamet is the 3,981st most popular writer (down from 3,718th in 2019), the 5,456th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,967th in 2019) and the 466th most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, David Mamet ranks 3,981 out of 5,794Before him are Pierre Bec, Joe Abercrombie, Alexander Lernet-Holenia, Ashapurna Devi, Robert Bolt, and Vincenzo Monti. After him are Wilhelm Küchelbecker, John Gower, Maeve Binchy, Alan Paton, Betty Mahmoody, and Ion Druță.

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Among people born in 1947, David Mamet ranks 353Before him are Kim Campbell, Abraham Laboriel, Ricardo Teixeira, Terje Rypdal, Benoît Jacquot, and Dave Alexander. After him are Kiki Dee, Michèle Torr, Irmgard Möller, Coline Serreau, Rémi Brague, and İlber Ortaylı.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, David Mamet ranks 5,456 out of 15,968Before him are Harry Hopkins (1890), Stephen Gyllenhaal (1949), Walter Burley Griffin (1876), John C. Lilly (1915), Vinnie Colaiuta (1956), and Elmo Lincoln (1889). After him are Ron Woodroof (1950), William Higinbotham (1910), Betty Mahmoody (1945), Paul R. Ehrlich (1932), Robert Picardo (1953), and Tracy Chevalier (1962).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, David Mamet ranks 466Before him are Robert B. Parker (1932), Brandon Sanderson (1975), Frank Norris (1870), William Gaddis (1922), Judith Krantz (1928), and William Dean Howells (1837). After him are Betty Mahmoody (1945), Tracy Chevalier (1962), Margaret Weis (1948), Paula Fox (1923), Herman J. Mankiewicz (1897), and John O'Hara (1905).

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