Why David Mamet Wants to Direct Ads Again

The Pulitzer Prize winner on his admiration for salesmen, and whether advertising can be art

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Who David Mamet

Age 65

New gig Commercial director, Aéro Film

Other gigs Playwright, screenwriter, film director, essayist

You've signed with Aéro Film to direct ads again. Why now?

Well, I like to work. And also, when I was very young, there was this woman. I thought she was a homeless woman. Turns out she was like a witch or an angel. And she prophesied that I would have a nice wife and many kids.

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