Mamet and Martial Arts
posted: May 14, 2008
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet's new movie, "Redbelt", tells the story of a down-and-out Jiu-Jitsu academy owner in L.A. The film was inspired in large measure by Mamet's own conversion from boxing and wrestling enthusiast to studying Jiu-Jitsu for the past six years.

Today's Wall Street Journal has an interview with him about his fascination with martial arts and all things Redbelt, accompanied by my portrait of him.

I found that he has sported a beard and a not-beard in recent times, so I gave them a few options of a variously hirsute Mamet.
Some sketches...