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Mario Puzo (1920–1999)

Author of The Godfather

66+ Works 23,037 Members 387 Reviews 41 Favorited

About the Author

Mario Puzo, best known as the author of The Godfather, was born on October 15, 1920 in the Hell's Kitchen area of New York City. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II, and when he returned attended New York's School for Social Research and Columbia University. He wrote pulp stories and show more edited Male magazine before publishing his first novel, The Dark Arena (1955). His works were well-received critically, but failed to generate much revenue until he published his most notable work, The Godfather, which was ultimately made into a trilogy of award-winning movies. Puzo continued writing novels, and his final work, Omerta, was finished not long before his death. He won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in both 1972, and 1974. Puzo died on July 2, 1999 in Bay Shore, Long Island. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Works by Mario Puzo

The Godfather (1969) 10,890 copies
The Sicilian (1984) 1,857 copies
The Last Don (1996) 1,758 copies
Omerta (2000) 1,528 copies
The Family (2001) 1,205 copies
Fools Die (1978) 963 copies
The Fourth K (1990) 712 copies
The Fortunate Pilgrim (1965) 648 copies
The Godfather 3-Movie Collection (2001) — Screenwriter — 519 copies
The Godfather [1972 film] (1972) — Screenwriter — 484 copies
The Godfather's Revenge (2006) 426 copies
Superman [1978 film] (1978) — Screenwriter — 305 copies
The Family Corleone (2012) — Author — 299 copies
The Dark Arena (1955) 290 copies
The Godfather Part II [1974 film] (1974) — Screenwriter — 289 copies
Six Graves to Munich (1967) 153 copies
The Godfather Part III [1990 film] (1990) — Screenwriter — 142 copies
Superman II [1980 film] (1980) — Screenwriter — 130 copies
Inside Las Vegas (1656) 77 copies
Earthquake [1974 film] (1974) — Screenwriter — 42 copies
The Sicilian / Omerta (2004) 23 copies
The Making of the Godfather (2013) 10 copies
Fools Die / The Fourth K (1999) 4 copies
El último Don (2019) 4 copies
O Quarto K (1990) 3 copies
O quarto Kennedy (1991) 2 copies
O Siciliano 2 copies
KUMBARI 1 copy
1972 1 copy
2004 1 copy
1991 1 copy
2012 1 copy
العراب 1 copy
Krstný otec 1 copy

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That was powerful. And exciting. I tore through it.

Now I'll watch the movie.
 
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Slow start but it picked up. Good for a fan.
 
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Carol Gino Afterword, Author
Leslie Newman Screenwriter
David Newman Screenwriter
Robert Benton Screenwriter
Gordon Willis Director of Photography
George Fox Screenwriter
Chris Rice Adapter
Al Pacino Actor
Joe Mantegna Actor, Narrator
Nino Rota Composer
John Williams Composer
Jeff East Actor
Wes Studi Actor
Art Linson Producer
Theadora Van Runkle Costume Designer
Arnon Milchan Executive producer
Ken Thorne Composer
Robert J. Thompson Introduction
Harry Bennett Cover artist
Peter Bart Afterword
Cathrin Günther Cover designer
Giesla Stege Translator
S. Neil Fujita Cover designer
Johan van Wijk Translator
John Kenneth Narrator
Gisela Stege Translator
Andrzej Szulc Translator
Becky de Vries Translator
Nicolaas Wijnberg Illustrator

Statistics

Works
66
Also by
10
Members
23,037
Popularity
#918
Rating
3.9
Reviews
387
ISBNs
1,096
Languages
34
Favorited
41

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