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Nicholas Pileggi

Biography

He is most widely known for his book, Wiseguy: Life within a Mafia Family members, which became the strike film, Goodfellas. He had written the script for the traditional gangster film structured off his book with movie director Martin Scorsese. He got his begin being a journalist, profiling and authoring the Mafia. In 2012, he had written the pilot for the CBS plan, Vegas. He was wedded to wife, Nora Ephron, until her loss of life. He won the very best Modified Screenplay for Goodfellas, which starred Ray Liotta.

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Date Of Birth February 22, 1933
Place Of Birth New York City, NY
Profession Novelist
Nationality American
Spouse Nora Ephron
Parents Nick Pileggi, Susan Pileggi
Awards BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Nominations Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay, Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture, Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime, Silver Lion for Best Story and Screenplay
Movies The Godmother, Kings of South Beach, City Hall, Casino, Loyalty & Betrayal: The Story of the American Mob, Father Hood, Goodfellas
TV Shows Vegas
Star Sign Pisces

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#Fact
1Son-in-law of Henry Ephron and Phoebe Ephron.
2Uncle of Ericka J. Pileggi who had a cameo in the Restraining Hollywood Film Trust Me (2008).
3Cousin of American journalist Gay Talese.
4Stepfather of Jacob Bernstein and Max Bernstein.
5Brother-in-law of Delia Ephron, Amy Ephron, Hallie Ephron and Jerome Kass.


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Scarpawritten by announced
The Brothersscreenplay announced
Untitled Nicholas Pileggi Projectannounced
VegasTV Series creator - 15 episodes, 2012 - 2013 created by - 6 episodes, 2013 written by - 1 episode, 2012
Kings of South Beach2007TV Movie written by - as Nick Pileggi
Michael Hayes1997-1998TV Series creator - 20 episodes
City Hall1996written by
Casino1995book / screenplay
Loyalty & Betrayal: The Story of the American Mob1994TV Movie documentary
Goodfellas1990book "Wiseguy" / screenplay

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vegas2012-2013TV Series executive producer - 21 episodes
American Gangster2007executive producer
Kings of South Beach2007TV Movie producer
Vendetta1999TV Movie executive producer
Michael Hayes1997-1998TV Series executive producer - 17 episodes
Father Hood1993producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl2015special thanks
Building Vegas2013Video short special thanks
Casino: After the Filming2005Video documentary short special thanks
Casino: The Cast and Characters2005Video documentary short special thanks
Casino: The Look2005Video documentary short special thanks
Casino: The Story2005Video documentary short special thanks
Getting Made: The Making of 'GoodFellas'2004Video documentary short special thanks
The Workaday Gangster2004Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Masters1990TV Series documentaryHimself
Scorsese's Goodfellas2015Video documentaryHimself
Building Vegas2013Video shortHimself
The 2011 Annual American Theatre Wing Gala2011TV MovieHimself
Hollywood Gangster2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Public Enemies: The Golden Age of the Gangster Film2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Nicholas Pellegi)
Fallen Empire: Making 'American Gangster'2008Video documentaryHimself
Charlie Rose2007TV SeriesHimself
American Gangster2007TV Series documentaryHimself
HBO First Look2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Gangsters: The Immigrant's Hero2006Video documentary shortHimself
Stool Pigeons and Pine Overcoats: The Language of Gangster Films2006Video documentary short
Welcome to the Big House2006Video documentary short
Molls and Dolls: The Women of Gangster Films2006Video documentary shortHimself
Toots2006DocumentaryHimself
American Experience2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Casino: After the Filming2005Video documentary shortHimself
Casino: The Cast and Characters2005Video documentary shortHimself
Casino: The Story2005Video documentary shortHimself
Getting Made: The Making of 'GoodFellas'2004Video documentary shortHimself - Co-Screenwriter
The Workaday Gangster2004Video documentary shortHimself - Author, 'Wiseguy'
True Crime Authors2003TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself, author of 'Casino'
I Love the 1990s2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Real Las Vegas1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1991BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Screenplay - AdaptedGoodfellas (1990)· Martin Scorsese
1991CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ScreenplayGoodfellas (1990)· Martin Scorsese

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1991OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another MediumGoodfellas (1990)· Martin Scorsese
1991Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Screenplay - Motion PictureGoodfellas (1990)· Martin Scorsese
1991EdgarEdgar Allan Poe AwardsBest Motion PictureGoodfellas (1990)· Martin Scorsese
1991USC Scripter AwardUSC Scripter AwardGoodfellas (1990)· Martin Scorsese (screenwriter)
1991WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Screenplay Based on Material from Another MediumGoodfellas (1990)· Martin Scorsese

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1991DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest ScreenplayGoodfellas (1990)· Martin Scorsese


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