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Playing a Conman.

Stage and screen actor Joe Mantegna. He can be seen now in "House of Games," the first film effort by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet, with whom Mantegna has had a long association. His stage work includes the lead role in "Glengarry, Glen Ross," the Mamet play that won the 1984 Pulitzer Prize; Mantegna won a Tony Award for his performance. Mantegna revels in shady characters: gamblers, cutthroat salesman, mobsters and Hollywood hucksters.


Other segments from the episode on January 21, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 21, 1988: Interview with Ryszard Kapuscinski; Review of the film "Less Than Zero"'s soundtrack album; Interview with Joe Mantegna; Review of the film "Moonstruck."


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