David Mamet Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

12th August 2009

Fact: Award-winning playwright David Mamet is adapting THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK for a new Disney film. The book details young Holocaust victim Anne Frank's daily struggle to remain hidden from the Nazis during World War II.

13th May 2009

Fact: James Spader is to make his Broadway bow in celebrated writer David Mamet's new play RACE. The Sex, Lies & Videotape and Boston Legal star will lead the play when the show makes its world premiere at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in November (09).

25th February 2009

Fact: Playwright David Mamet's daughter ZOSIA has been cast to co-star in the upcoming American TV adaptation of cult British comedy Absolutely Fabulous.

2nd February 2009

Quote: "I babysat JEREMY in Chicago. His dad was a mentor to me. And he used to hire me as a carpenter, though I realised that it was just a way for him to give me money." WILLIAM H. MACY picked up after Jeremy Piven before replacing the actor in David Mamet's Broadway play SPEED-THE-PLOW last month (Jan09) when Piven left the show due to mercury poisoning.

31st October 2008

Quote: "She did SPEED THE PLOW 20 years ago. I saw her the other night and she was hitting me with all of these lines." Actor Jeremy Piven was stunned by the memory of pop superstar Madonna, who starred in the original Broadway production of the David Mamet play. Piven is currently starring in the New York play.

23rd October 2008

Quote: "Being in New York is the best. New Yorkers are brutally honest. Outspoken. And the guys relate to me. They claimed ENTOURAGE for themselves like women did Sex And The City. I don't feel I'm a freak when I walk the streets of New York. I feel so comfortable here." Actor Jeremy Piven on moving from Los Angeles to the Big Apple, where he's currently starring in David Mamet's Broadway play SPEED-THE-PLOW

18th August 2008

Quote: "I was like, 'This is Madonna’s underwear!' Of course, it didn’t fit me." Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman on trying on Madonna's thong, which she found backstage after she replaced the Material Girl in David Mamet's play SPEED THE PLOW.

5th May 2008

Fact: Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and filmmaker David Mamet has a high-ranking purple belt in hard-hitting martial art jiu-jitsu.

18th June 2007

Fact: Revered playwright David Mamet has written a new screenplay all about the growing sport of mixed martial arts. Mamet, who is a big fan of the violent sport, will also direct REDBELT.

19th April 2007

Fact: Celebrated playwright David Mamet has signed on to direct new TV ads for car company Ford.

9th January 2006

Fact: <p>Alicia Silverstone and Mary Steenburgen are to play early Victorian lesbians in saucy new David Mamet play BOSTON MARRIAGE, which debuts in Los Angeles at the end of this month (JAN06). </p>

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