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David Mamet Calls Hollywood’s Diversity Efforts “Fascist Totalitarianism”

Legendary Hollywood screenwriter David Mamet is no fan of the entertainment industry’s efforts to drive greater diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in its ranks. “DEI is garbage,” Mamet told the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on Sunday during a session with Matt Brennan. Mamet, who was on hand to talk about his memoir Everywhere an […]

David Mamet Slams “Wokeism” and Praises Shia LaBeouf to Bill Maher: “I’ve Never Worked with a Greater Actor in My Life”

On the heels of news that Shia LaBeouf has been confirmed by the Catholic Church, the actor has just been anointed by David Mamet as “magnificent,” with the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, screenwriter and director saying “I’ve never worked with a greater actor in my life.” Mamet praised LaBeouf during a wide-ranging conversation with Bill Maher on […]

Mike Nussbaum, Actor in ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ and More for David Mamet, Dies at 99

Mike Nussbaum, the late-blooming Chicago actor who portrayed the aging salesman George Aaronow in the original Broadway production of Glengarry Glen Ross, just one of his many collaborations with David Mamet, has died. He was 99. Nussbaum died Saturday — six days shy of his 100th birthday — at his home in Chicago, his daughter, […]

David Mamet Debates Why He Believes Films Don’t Need Dialogue on ‘Real Time’

David Mamet is standing by his belief that films don’t need dialogue to be able to enjoy them. On the latest episode of Real Time, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, screenwriter and director debated the topic with Bill Maher after the host asked him, “We wouldn’t want to go back to the silent movies, would we?” […]

Shia LaBeouf Talks David Mamet, Career Struggles and Sobriety in Impromptu Parking Lot Interview

The scene outside Venice’s Electric Lodge on a recent Sunday night could easily have been mistaken for a film premiere. There was a red carpet, a swarm of autograph hounds waiting in the parking lot with stacks of laminated photos in hand, and throngs of well-wishers waiting to congratulate a movie star on a performance […]

Laurence Fishburne and Sam Rockwell in David Mamet’s ‘American Buffalo’: Theater Review

Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell and Darren Criss star in the Broadway revival of David Mamet's 1975 play about three small-time hustlers angling for a piece of the American Dream.

Why Alec Baldwin’s ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ Scene Was Added to the Film

Arguably the most iconic (and quoted ad nauseam) moment in the film version of Glengarry Glen Ross is Alec Baldwin’s Blake character berating the real estate salesmen of Premiere Properties. However, that character did not have any lines in David Mamet’s 1984 Pulitzer-winning play. Mamet added Blake’s speech to his screenplay at the behest of […]

‘Untouchables’ Screenwriter David Mamet Shares Touching Sean Connery Story

The Oscar winner — who died Saturday at 90 — made a personal call to a Mamet relative who'd fallen on hard times.

John Malkovich, Patti LuPone and More Stars Set for Online ‘Broadway’s Best Shows’ Series

It was announced on Monday that Broadway's Best Shows, a new content and entertainment platform, is launching a weekly play reading series benefiting The Actors Fund. The first reading will feature such stars as John Malkovich, Patti LuPone, Dylan Baker Ethan Phillips and Michael Nichols performing David Mamet's 'November' on Thursday.

David Mamet Reveals Secret Behind His Trademark Dialogue

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, screenwriter and director David Mamet shared the secret behind his trademark rapid-fire dialogue on the latest episode of the 'It Happened in Hollywood' podcast.

Darren Criss Sets Broadway Return in ‘American Buffalo’

Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Darren Criss joins previously announced co-stars Laurence Fishburne and Sam Rockwell in David Mamet's 'American Buffalo,' beginning performances in March.

Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell to Star in ‘American Buffalo’ on Broadway

Laurence Fishburne and Sam Rockwell will team up to play junk shop owner Donny and his poker buddy Teach, respectively, in a Broadway revival of David Mamet's canonical 1975 drama 'American Buffalo.'