Norman Mailer

Writer, Actor, Director

Writer, Actor, Director


Norman Mailer, the Brooklyn-born and -bred writer who fought for what he characterized as the "heavyweight championship" of American letters after the 1961 death of Ernest Hemingway, never came close to his dream of writing the Great American novel, but he was a colossus of American culture and literature in the 1960s, '70s and '80s. When he died ...
Birth date
1923-01-31
Death date
2007-11-10
Awards
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination.

Known For


Maidstone
Maidstone
Writer (1970)
Wild 90
Wild 90
Prince (1968)
Beyond the Law
Beyond the Law
Writer (1968)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
WriterWelcome to the Basement
(TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode) - Tough Guys Don't Dance (2013) ... (screenplay - adapted from the book by)
2013
WriterLove, Marilyn
(Documentary) (excerpts from book)
2012
WriterMaster Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story
(TV Movie) (written by)
2002
WriterAmerican Tragedy
(TV Movie) (teleplay)
2000
WriterTime of Her Time
(story)
2000
WriterKing Lear
(uncredited)
1987
WriterTough Guys Don't Dance
(based on his novel) / (screenplay by)
1987
WriterThe Executioner's Song
(TV Movie) (book) / (screenplay)
1982
WriterMarilyn: The Untold Story
(TV Movie) (novel)
1980
WriterTown Bloody Hall
(Documentary) (book "The Prisoner of Sex")
1979
WriterAndare e venire
(TV Movie) (short story - uncredited)
1972
WriterMaidstone1970
WriterPersonal Reflections
(TV Series) (narrative script - 1 episode) - Norman Mailer (1969) ... (narrative script)
1969
WriterBeyond the Law1968
WriterAn American Dream
(novel)
1966
WriterThe Naked and the Dead
(novel)
1958
RoleTitleYear
ActorGilmore Girls
(TV Series) Norman Mailer - Norman Mailer, I'm Pregnant! (2004) ... Norman Mailer
2004
ActorCremaster 2
Harry Houdini
1999
ActorBaby Trouble Hole
Interviewed
1996
ActorThe Obit Writer
(Short)
1993
ActorRagtime
Stanford White
1981
ActorMaidstone
Norman T. Kingsley
1970
ActorDouble Pisces, Scorpio Rising1970
ActorBeyond the Law
Lt. Francis Xavier Pope
1968
ActorWild 90
Prince
1968
RoleTitleYear
DirectorTough Guys Don't Dance
(directed by)
1987
DirectorMaidstone1970
DirectorBeyond the Law1968
DirectorWild 901968
RoleTitleYear
ProducerMaster Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
2002
ProducerMaidstone
(producer)
1970
ProducerBeyond the Law
(producer)
1968
ProducerWild 90
(producer)
1968
RoleTitleYear
EditorMaidstone1970
EditorBeyond the Law1968
EditorWild 901968
RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackTough Guys Don't Dance
(lyrics: "You'll Come Back (You Always Do)")
1987
RoleTitleYear
ThanksJimmy Kimmel Live!
(TV Series) (dedicatee - 1 episode) - Ben Affleck/Mary J. Blige/Cleto Escobedo III (2008) ... (dedicatee)
2008
ThanksAmerican Experience
(TV Series documentary) (special thanks - 1 episode) - Oswald's Ghost (2008) ... (special thanks)
2008
ThanksOswald's Ghost
(Documentary) (special thanks)
2007
ThanksBomb It
(Documentary) (special thanks)
2007
ThanksInside Deep Throat
(Documentary) (thanks)
2005
ThanksRing of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story
(Documentary) (special thanks)
2005
ThanksCremaster 2
(special thanks: permission for use of "The Executioner's Song")
1999
RoleTitleYear
SelfNorman Mailer: The American
(Documentary)
2010
SelfPtown Diaries
(Documentary) Norman Mailer
2009
SelfHenry Kissinger: Secrets of a Superpower
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2008
SelfCharlie Rose
(TV Series) Self / Self - Guest - Episode dated 13 November 2007 (2007) ... Self - Episode dated 5 February 2007 (2007) ... Self - Guest
2007
SelfOswald's Ghost
(Documentary) Self
2007
SelfMa vie
(TV Series documentary) Self - Norman Mailer (2007) ... Self
2007
SelfAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) Self - Marilyn Monroe: Still Life (2006) ... Self - The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg (1994) ... Self
1994-2006
SelfThe Ballad of Greenwich Village
(Documentary) Self
2005
SelfHBO First Look
(TV Series documentary short) Self - Cinderella Man (2005) ... Self
2005
SelfThe Outsider
(Documentary) Self
2005
SelfInside Deep Throat
(Documentary) Self
2005
SelfRing of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story
(Documentary) Self (voice)
2005
SelfHijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire
(Documentary) Self
2004
SelfThe World According to Bush
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2004
SelfNorman Mailer: My Life
(TV Movie documentary)
2003
SelfNorman Mailer in Provincetown
(Video documentary short) Self
2003
SelfBerlin Mitte
(TV Series) Self - Sprachlose Freundschaft - Wie fremd wird uns Amerika? (2003) ... Self
2003
SelfGero von Boehm begegnet...
(TV Series documentary) Self - Norman Mailer (2002) ... Self
2002
Self60 Minutes
(TV Series documentary) Self - Author (segment "The Secret Life of Robert Hanssen") / Self - Author, Marilyn (segment "Monroe, Mailer, and the Fast Buck") - The Secret Life of Robert Hanssen/Hold the Phone/In a League of His Own (2001) ... Self - Author (segment "The Secret Life of Robert Hanssen") - Monroe, Mailer, and the Fast Buck/Whatever Happened to the Suez Canal?/What Makes Bobby Run?/Billie Jean (1973) ... Self - Author, Marilyn (segment "Monroe, Mailer, and the Fast Buck")
1973-2001
SelfCampus, le magazine de l'écrit
(TV Series documentary) Self - Episode #1.7 (2001) ... Self
2001
SelfL'étrange festival
(TV Short documentary) Self
2001
SelfThe Final Day
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Self - Marilyn Monroe (2000) ... Self
2000
SelfVol de nuit
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 20 April 2000 (2000) ... Self
2000
SelfKeep the River on Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale
(Documentary) Self
2000
SelfNew York in the 50's
(Documentary) Self
2000
SelfUn siècle d'écrivains
(TV Series documentary) Self - Norman Mailer (1999) ... Self
1999
SelfJonathan Dimbleby
(TV Series) Self - The Jonathan Dimbleby Interview: Norman Mailer (1998) ... Self
1998
SelfEx Libris
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 13 April 1998 (1998) ... Self
1998
SelfWhen We Were Kings
(Documentary) Self - Writer
1996
SelfNulle part ailleurs (soir)
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 15 November 1995 (1995) ... Self
1995
SelfFace to Face
(TV Series) Self - Norman Mailer (1995) ... Self
1995
SelfGood Morning America
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 13 July 1994 (1994) ... Self
1994
SelfThe Odyssey of John Dos Passos
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1994
SelfMarilyn Monroe: Life After Death
(Documentary) Self
1994
SelfHanly's People
(TV Series) Self - Norman Mailer (1991) ... Self
1991
SelfNDR Talk Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 22 March 1991 (1991) ... Self
1991
SelfKing Lear
Self (uncredited)
1987
SelfMoving Image Salutes Elia Kazan
(TV Special) Self
1987
SelfOmnibus
(TV Series documentary) Self - The Last Moguls (1986) ... Self
1986
SelfEmpire City
(Documentary) Self
1985
SelfThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
(TV Series) Self - Guest / Self - Episode #24.114 (1985) ... Self - Guest - Charlton Heston/Norman Mailer/David Brenner/Ian Whitcomb (1974) ... Self - Episode dated 26 October 1972 (1972) ... Self - Episode dated 23 April 1969 (1969) ... Self - Guest
1969-1985
SelfJames Jones: Reveille to Taps
(Video documentary) Self
1985
SelfFrank Delaney
(TV Series) Self - Episode #3.1 (1984) ... Self
1984
Selfexclusiv
(TV Series documentary) Self - Episode dated 1 February 1984 (1984) ... Self
1984
SelfOne on One
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Norman Mailer (1983) ... Self - Guest
1983
SelfNorman Mailer: The Sanction to Write
(Documentary) Self
1982
SelfJames Cagney: That Yankee Doodle Dandy
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1981
SelfApostrophes
(TV Series) Self - Norman Mailer (1980) ... Self
1980
SelfTown Bloody Hall
(Documentary) Self
1979
SelfThe 49th Annual Academy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Presenter
1977
SelfToday
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 12 April 1976 (1976) ... Self - Episode dated 27 September 1968 (1968) ... Self
1968-1976
SelfThe Stanley Siegel Show
(TV Series) Self
1975
SelfThe Mike Douglas Show
(TV Series) Self - Author - Episode #15.11 (1975) ... Self - Author - Episode #13.69 (1973) ... Self - Author - Episode #12.72 (1972) ... Self - Author - Episode #7.192 (1968) ... Self - Author
1968-1975
Self2nd House
(TV Series) Self - On Film (1974) ... Self - Mailer's Marilyn (1973) ... Self
1973-1974
SelfYear of the Woman
(Documentary) Self
1973
SelfThe Dick Cavett Show
(TV Series) Self / Self - Guest - Episode dated 6 August 1973 (1973) ... Self - Gore Vidal/Norman Mailer/Janet Flanner (1971) ... Self - Episode dated 25 May 1970 (1970) ... Self - Norman Mailer/Tyrone Guthrie/Paul Weiss (1969) ... Self - Guest - Episode #2.55 (1968) ... Self
1968-1973
SelfThe David Frost Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #4.62 (1971) ... Self - Episode #4.35 (1971) ... Self - Episode #3.81 (1971) ... Self - Episode #2.201 (1970) ... Self
1970-1971
SelfAnatomy of Los Angeles
(TV Short documentary) Narrator
1969
SelfDiaries Notes and Sketches
(Documentary) Self
1969
SelfThe Fall
(Documentary) Self
1969
SelfFloat Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee
(Documentary) Self - In Crowd
1969
SelfNET Journal
(TV Series documentary) Self - The Conservative Mr. Buckley (1969) ... Self
1969
SelfPersonal Reflections
(TV Series) Self - Norman Mailer (1969) ... Self
1969
SelfThe Merv Griffin Show
(TV Series) Self / Self - Guest - Maureen Stapleton, Ronnie Dyson, Al Martino, Milt Kamen, Norman Mailer, Mr. Blackwell (1969) ... Self - Anthony Quinn, Marty Allen, Jackie Vernon, Frank D'Rone, Marcia Wallace, Dick Capri, Norman Mailer, the Duke and Duchess of Bedford (1968) ... Self - Morey Amsterdam, Dorothy Loudon, Norman Mailer, Lori Burton, Cleveland Amory, Monti Rock III, Willie Tyler (1968) ... Self - Mel Ferrer, Sandra Dee, Norman Mailer, Ronnie Martin, Mr. John, Minnie Pearl (1967) ... Self - Robert Vaughn, Joyce Jameson, Eileen Heckart, Frankie Randall, Norman Mailer, Willard & Greco (1967) ... Self - Guest Show all 7 episodes
1967-1969
SelfRelease
(TV Series documentary) Self - Released 1968 (1968) ... Self
1968
SelfThe Skitch Henderson Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.15 (1968) ... Self
1968
SelfWill the Real Norman Mailer Please Stand Up?
(Documentary) Self
1968
SelfFiring Line
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Armies of the Night (1968) ... Self - Guest
1968
SelfThe Les Crane Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.9 (1964) ... Self
1964
SelfThe David Susskind Show
(TV Series) Self - What's Happening to America? (1963) ... Self - Episode dated 18 January 1959 (1959) ... Self
1959-1963
SelfCalendar
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 3 June 1963 (1963) ... Self
1963
SelfThe Mike Wallace Interview
(TV Series) Self - Writer - Episode #3.44 (1959) ... Self - Writer
1959
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageWhat She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael
(Documentary)
2018
Archive footageAli & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes
(Documentary) Self
2018
Archive footageThe Seventies
(TV Series documentary) Self - Novelist - Battle of the Sexes (2015) ... Self - Novelist
2015
Archive footageWelcome to the Basement
(TV Series) Self - Ishtar (2015) ... Self - Tough Guys Don't Dance (2013) ... Self
2013-2015
Archive footageBest of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal
(Documentary) Self - Author
2015
Archive footageThe 50 Year Argument
(Documentary) Self - Contributor
2014
Archive footageThe Sixties
(TV Series documentary) Self - episode of Dick Cavett Show - When Television Came of Age (2014) ... Self - episode of Dick Cavett Show (uncredited)
2014
Archive footageRegarding Susan Sontag
(Documentary) Self
2014
Archive footageGore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia
(Documentary) Self
2013
Archive footageAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) Self - Johnny Carson: King of Late Night (2012) ... Self - The Education of Gore Vidal (2003) ... Self
2003-2012
Archive footageThe Andrew Marr Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #3.10 (2007) ... Self
2007
Archive footageThe Battle for 'I Am Curious-Yellow'
(Video documentary short) Self
2003
Archive footageSendung ohne Namen
(TV Series documentary) Self - Freunde? Haben Sie welche? (2003) ... Self
2003
Archive footageTimeshift
(TV Series documentary) Self - Interviewee, 'Monitor' - The Cannabis Years (2002) ... Self - Interviewee, 'Monitor'
2002
Archive footage60 Minutes
(TV Series documentary) Self - Author (segment "In the Belly of the Beast") - What's New in the Art World/Forensic Evidence/In the Belly of the Beast (2002) ... Self - Author (segment "In the Belly of the Beast")
2002
Archive footageStone Reader
(Documentary)
2002
Archive footageThe Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation
(Documentary) Self
1999