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Mario Puzo (1920–1999)


Mario Puzo was born October 15, 1920, in "Hell's Kitchen" on Manhattan's (NY) West Side and, following military service in World War II, attended New York's New School for Social Research and Columbia University. His best-known novel, "The Godfather," was preceded by two critically acclaimed novels, "The Dark Arena" and "The Fortunate Pilgrim." In... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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The Godfather Writer
(1972)
Superman Writer
(1978)

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 2006 Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (Video) (screenplay by) / (story by)
 2006 The Godfather (Video Game) (characters)
 1998 The Last Don II (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1998)
 1997 The Last Don (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 3 episodes)
- Part III (1997) ... (novel)
- Part II (1997) ... (novel)
- Part I (1997) ... (novel)
 1993 GodFather III Screen Test (Video short) (scritta)
 1992 The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980 (Video) (novel "The Godfather")
 1992 Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (screenplay) / (story)
 1991 The Godfather (Video Game) (characters)
 1990 The Godfather Part III (written by)
 1988 The Fortunate Pilgrim (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... (novel)
- The Fortunate Pilgrim (1988) ... (novel)
- The Fortunate Pilgrim (1988) ... (novel)
 1987 The Sicilian (novel)
 1984 The Cotton Club (story)
 1983 Superman III (characters - uncredited)
 1982 A Time to Die (novel "Six Graves to Munich")
 1980 Superman II (screenplay by) / (story by)
 1978 Superman (screenplay) / (story)
 1977 The Godfather Saga (TV Mini-Series) (novel "The Godfather" - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... (novel "The Godfather" - screenplay)
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... (novel "The Godfather" - screenplay)
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... (novel "The Godfather" - screenplay)
- Episode #1.1 (1977) ... (novel "The Godfather" - screenplay)
 1974 The Godfather: Part II (based on the novel by) / (screenplay by)
 1974 Earthquake (written by)
 1972 The Godfather (based on the novel by) / (screenplay by)
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Other Works:

Novel: "The Family" See more »

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1 Interview | 7 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The best way to launch an Italian restaurant is to have it raided because the Mafia eats there. Everybody knows they eat well.

Trivia:

In the foreword of his 1972 autobiography, "The Godfather Papers & Other Confessions", he explains that "The Godfather", though a best seller, was his least favorite book, but hated when people knocked it solely because it was a best seller. See more »

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