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Gore Vidal (1925–2012)

Writer | Actor
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KNOWN FOR 
Gattaca (1997) | With Honors (1994) | Caligula (1979)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination More »
BORN 
Oct 3, 1925 (died Jul 31, 2012)
HEIGHT 
5' 11½" (1.82m)

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Past Film & Video (28 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (31 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Family GuyFamily Guy (TV Series) Gore Vidal ( 1 episode, 2006 )  Less 2006 1
  • Primary photo for Jack & BobbyJack & Bobby (TV Series) Documentary Host ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005 1
    • Legacy (May 11, 2005) Documentary Host  Less
  • Primary photo for Billy the KidBilly the Kid (TV Movie) Preacher (uncredited), Writer  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for LincolnLincoln (TV Mini-series) Writer (novel) ( 2 episodes, 1988 )  Less 1988 2
  • Primary photo for Dress GrayDress Gray (TV Mini-series) Writer (teleplay) ( 2 episodes, 1986 )  Less 1986 2
  • Primary photo for Recht in eigen handRecht in eigen hand (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for Besuch auf einem kleinen PlanetenBesuch auf einem kleinen Planeten (TV Movie) Writer (play "Visit to a Small Planet")  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for Poseta maloj planetiPoseta maloj planeti (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for Theatre 625Theatre 625 (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1966 )  Less 1966 1
  • Primary photo for Gevoel voor rechtGevoel voor recht (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1962
  • Primary photo for The Chevy Mystery ShowThe Chevy Mystery Show (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1960 )  Less 1960 1
  • Primary photo for StartimeStartime (TV Series) Writer (adaptation) ( 1 episode, 1960 )  Less 1960 1
    • Dear Arthur (Mar 22, 1960) Writer (adaptation)  Less
  • Primary photo for Sunday ShowcaseSunday Showcase (TV Series) Writer ( 2 episodes, 1959 ) , Narrator ( 1 episode, 1959 )  Less 1959 2
  • Primary photo for Dark PossessionDark Possession (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1959
  • Primary photo for TV TeatroTV Teatro (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1958 )  Less 1958 1
  • Primary photo for ITV Television PlayhouseITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1958 )  Less 1958 1
  • Primary photo for Armchair TheatreArmchair Theatre (TV Series) Writer (novel) ( 1 episode, 1958 )  Less 1958 1
  • Primary photo for Matinee TheatreMatinee Theatre (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1956 ) , Writer ( 1 episode, 1956 )  Less 1956 2
  • Primary photo for Playwrights '56Playwrights '56 (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1956 )  Less 1956 1
    • Honor (Jun 19, 1956) Writer  Less
  • Primary photo for General Electric TheaterGeneral Electric Theater (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1956 )  Less 1956 1
  • Primary photo for Texaco Star Theatre Starring Milton BerleTexaco Star Theatre Starring Milton Berle (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1955 ) , Writer ( 1 episode, 1955 )  Less 1955 2
  • Primary photo for Climax!Climax! (TV Series) Writer (adaptation) ( 2 episodes, 1955 )  Less 1955 2
  • Primary photo for The Philco Television PlayhouseThe Philco Television Playhouse (TV Series) Writer ( 2 episodes, 1955 )  Less 1955 2
  • Primary photo for Goodyear Television PlayhouseGoodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1955 )  Less 1955 1
  • Primary photo for Studio OneStudio One (TV Series) Writer (written especially for Studio One by) ( 2 episodes, 1954–1955 ) , Writer (adaptation) ( 1 episode, 1954 )  Less 1954–1955 3
    • Summer Pavilion (May 2, 1955) Writer (written especially for Studio One by)  Less
    • A Man and Two Gods (May 24, 1954) Writer (adaptation)  Less
    • Dark Possession (Feb 15, 1954) Writer (written especially for Studio One by)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Best of BroadwayThe Best of Broadway (TV Series) Writer (adaptation) ( 1 episode, 1955 )  Less 1955 1
    • Stage Door (Apr 6, 1955) Writer (adaptation)  Less
  • Primary photo for DangerDanger (TV Series) Writer (adaptation) ( 1 episode, 1955 )  Less 1955 1
    • The Blue Hotel (Feb 22, 1955) Writer (adaptation) (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for OmnibusOmnibus (TV Series) Writer (adaptation) ( 1 episode, 1954 ) , Writer ( 1 episode, 1955 )  Less 1954–1955 2
  • Primary photo for SuspenseSuspense (TV Series) Writer (teleplay) ( 2 episodes, 1954 )  Less 1954 2
    • Barn Burning (Aug 17, 1954) Writer (teleplay)  Less
    • Smoke (May 4, 1954) Writer (teleplay)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Telltale ClueThe Telltale Clue (TV Series) Writer  Less 1954– 
  • Primary photo for Janet Dean, Registered NurseJanet Dean, Registered Nurse (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1954 )  Less 1954 1
Self (105 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Broadway: Beyond the Golden AgeBroadway: Beyond the Golden Age Himself  Less 2018
  • Primary photo for Smiling Through the ApocalypseSmiling Through the Apocalypse Himself  Less 2013 $4K / —
  • Primary photo for SalingerSalinger Himself  Less 2013 $2MM $576K / —
  • Primary photo for Gore Vidal: The United States of AmnesiaGore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia Himself  Less 2013 $128K / —
  • Primary photo for Paul Bowles: The Cage Door is Always OpenPaul Bowles: The Cage Door is Always Open Himself  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Valentino's GhostValentino's Ghost Himself  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for The Strange History of Don't Ask, Don't TellThe Strange History of Don't Ask, Don't Tell Himself  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for 2plus2makes42plus2makes4 Himself  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Rediscovering Alexander HamiltonRediscovering Alexander Hamilton Himself - Author  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for The 15th Annual Satellite AwardsThe 15th Annual Satellite Awards (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of HollywoodMoguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood (TV Mini-series) Himself / Himself - Author ( 3 episodes, 2010 )  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Norman Mailer: The AmericanNorman Mailer: The American Self  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Standing ArmyStanding Army Himself  Less 2010 €200K
  • Primary photo for Charlie RoseCharlie Rose (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 4 episodes, 1995–2009 )  Less 1995–2009
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  • Primary photo for Real Time with Bill MaherReal Time with Bill Maher (TV Series) Himself ( 3 episodes, 2004–2009 )  Less 2004–2009
  • Primary photo for ImagineImagine (TV Series) Himself - Writer ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Dangerous Dynasty: The Bush LegacyDangerous Dynasty: The Bush Legacy (Video) Himself  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Democracy Now!Democracy Now! (TV Series) Himself ( 7 episodes, 2003–2008 )  Less 2003–2008
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  • Primary photo for US Election NightUS Election Night (TV Special) Himself  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Nixon: Beyond NixonNixon: Beyond Nixon (Video) Himself  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Murder, Spies & Voting Lies: The Clint Curtis StoryMurder, Spies & Voting Lies: The Clint Curtis Story Himself - Social Critic  Less 2008 $300K
  • Primary photo for Zero: An Investigation Into 9/11Zero: An Investigation Into 9/11 Himself  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Sunday AMSunday AM (TV Series) Himself - Writer ( 1 episode, 2008 )  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Channel 4 NewsChannel 4 News (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2008 )  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Do Not Alter?Do Not Alter? (Video) Himself - Narrator (voice)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for History of the National Security StateHistory of the National Security State (Video) Himself  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for ObsceneObscene Himself  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for TCM Guest ProgrammerTCM Guest Programmer (TV Series) Himself - Special Guest ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007
    • Gore Vidal (Nov 4, 2007) Himself - Special Guest  Less
  • Primary photo for Texas Monthly TalksTexas Monthly Talks (TV Series) Himself - Interviewee ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007
    • Gore Vidal (Jan 11, 2007) Himself - Interviewee  Less
  • Primary photo for Global HaywireGlobal Haywire Himself  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Tavis SmileyTavis Smiley (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2006 )  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for The SimpsonsThe Simpsons (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2006 )  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for The U.S. vs. John LennonThe U.S. vs. John Lennon Himself  Less 2006 $1.1MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Mike & Ben ShowThe Mike & Ben Show (TV Series) Himself  Less 1999–2006
  • Primary photo for Middle Sexes: Redefining He and SheMiddle Sexes: Redefining He and She (TV Movie) Narrator (voice)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for The Peace! DVDThe Peace! DVD (Video) Himself  Less 2005 $20K
  • Primary photo for L'isola di CalvinoL'isola di Calvino (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2005 €150K
  • Primary photo for One Bright Shining MomentOne Bright Shining Moment Himself  Less 2005 $16K / —
  • Primary photo for GarboGarbo Himself - Interviewee  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for USA the MovieUSA the Movie (Video) Himself (voice)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Why We FightWhy We Fight Himself  Less 2005 $1.4MM / —
  • Primary photo for Dusty Wright's Culture CatchCulture CatchDusty Wright's Culture CatchCulture Catch (TV Series) Himself  Less 2005– 
  • Primary photo for LincolnLincoln (TV Movie) Self  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for The Late Late Show with Craig KilbornThe Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Thinking XXXThinking XXX (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Brief History of DisbeliefBrief History of Disbelief (TV Mini-series) Himself - Author ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Da Ali G ShowDa Ali G Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004
    • Jah (Aug 15, 2004) Himself  Less
  • Primary photo for American MastersAmerican Masters (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 1994–2003 )  Less 1994–2003
  • Primary photo for JFK: The Day That Changed AmericaJFK: The Day That Changed America (TV Movie) Himself - Author  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Federico Fellini - Through the Eyes of OthersFederico Fellini - Through the Eyes of Others Self  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Gore Vidal: My LifeGore Vidal: My Life (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for ArenaArena (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 1977–2001 )  Less 1977–2001
  • Primary photo for Na plovárneNa plovárne (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2001 )  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Rescued from the ClosetRescued from the Closet (Video) Himself  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for The Burgess VariationsThe Burgess Variations (TV Mini-series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 1999 )  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Negro sobre blancoNegro sobre blanco (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1999 )  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Avisa'ns quan arribi el 2000Avisa'ns quan arribi el 2000 (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1999 )  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson (TV Mini-series) Himself - Writer ( 2 episodes, 1997 )  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Lo + plusLo + plus (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1996 )  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for ReputationsReputations (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1996 )  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Gore Vidal's American PresidencyGore Vidal's American Presidency (TV Mini-series) Himself - Host  Less 1996– 
  • Primary photo for The Celluloid ClosetThe Celluloid Closet Himself  Less 1995 $1.5MM / —
  • Primary photo for Clive Anderson Talks BackClive Anderson Talks Back (TV Series) Himself ( 3 episodes, 1991–1995 )  Less 1991–1995
  • Primary photo for OmnibusOmnibus (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 1995 )  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Gore VidalGore Vidal (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for In Search of OzIn Search of Oz (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Ben-Hur: The Making of an EpicBen-Hur: The Making of an Epic (Video) Himself - Author  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for American ExperienceAmerican Experience (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1993 )  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Late Night with Conan O'BrienLate Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1993 )  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Maurizio Costanzo ShowMaurizio Costanzo Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1993 )  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for The Great DepressionThe Great Depression (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 1993 )  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for The Paul Ryan ShowThe Paul Ryan Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode )  Less 1977–1992
  • Primary photo for The Clive James InterviewThe Clive James Interview (TV Series) Self ( 1 episode, 1991 )  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for Memory & Imagination: New Pathways to the Library of CongressMemory & Imagination: New Pathways to the Library of Congress (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1990 $300K
  • Primary photo for OpinionsOpinions (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1989 )  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for CBS This MorningCBS This Morning (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1989 )  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for The Pat Sajak ShowThe Pat Sajak Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1989 )  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Muy personalMuy personal (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1987 )  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Àngel Casas ShowÀngel Casas Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1986 )  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) Himself - Guest / Himself ( 23 episodes, 1964–1985 )  Less 1964–1985
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  • Primary photo for National Geographic ExplorerNational Geographic Explorer (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1985 )  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for WoganWogan (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1984 )  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for Book FourBook Four (TV Series) Himself - Interviewee ( 1 episode, 1984 )  Less 1984
    • Episode #3.2 (Oct 28, 1984) Himself - Interviewee  Less
  • Primary photo for Gore Vidal: The Man Who Said NoGore Vidal: The Man Who Said No Himself  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for ApostrophesApostrophes (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1983 )  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for The Tomorrow ShowThe Tomorrow Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1981 )  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for A Documentary on the Making of 'Gore Vidal's Caligula'A Documentary on the Making of 'Gore Vidal's Caligula' Himself - Writer  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for The Mike Douglas ShowThe Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) Himself - Author ( 4 episodes, 1972–1978 )  Less 1972–1978
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  • Primary photo for Mary Hartman, Mary HartmanMary Hartman, Mary Hartman (TV Series) Himself ( 8 episodes, 1976 )  Less 1976
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  • Primary photo for Dinah!Dinah! (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1976 )  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for The 48th Annual Academy AwardsThe 48th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Presenter  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Success StorySuccess Story (TV Mini-series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1975 )  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for The Phil Donahue ShowThe Phil Donahue Show (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 1973–1974 )  Less 1973–1974
  • Primary photo for The Dick Cavett ShowThe Dick Cavett Show (TV Series) Himself ( 4 episodes, 1968–1972 )  Less 1968–1972
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  • Primary photo for ParkinsonParkinson (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1972 )  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for RomaRoma Himself  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for The David Frost ShowThe David Frost Show (TV Series) Himself ( 4 episodes, 1969–1972 )  Less 1969–1972
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  • Primary photo for Laugh-InLaugh-In (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1971 )  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for Playboy After DarkPlayboy After Dark (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1969 )  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for TodayToday (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1967 )  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for CBS ReportsCBS Reports (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1967 )  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for What's My Line?What's My Line? (TV Series) Himself - Guest Panelist ( 2 episodes, 1960–1964 )  Less 1960–1964
  • Primary photo for Open EndOpen End (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1962 )  Less 1962
  • Primary photo for The Tonight ShowThe Tonight Show (TV Series) Himself - Writer ( 1 episode, 1962 )  Less 1962
  • Primary photo for Tonight Starring Jack PaarTonight Starring Jack Paar (TV Series) Himself ( 7 episodes, 1959–1962 )  Less 1959–1962
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Archive Footage (16 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Media BuzzMedia Buzz (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Best of Enemies: Buckley vs. VidalBest of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal Himself (archive footage)  Less 2015 $1MM $892K / —
  • Primary photo for Charlie RoseCharlie Rose (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for The 50 Year ArgumentThe 50 Year Argument Himself (archive footage)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for The 67th Annual Tony AwardsThe 67th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) Himself - In Memoriam (archive footage)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Democracy Now!Democracy Now! (TV Series) Himself ( 3 episodes, 2012–2013 )  Less 2012–2013
  • Primary photo for American MastersAmerican Masters (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for 9/11 Truth: Hollywood Speaks Out9/11 Truth: Hollywood Speaks Out Himself (archive footage)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Public SpeakingPublic Speaking Self (archive footage)  Less 2010 $62K / —
  • Primary photo for Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and RebelHugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel Himself (archive footage)  Less 2009 $22K / —
  • Primary photo for Sex at 24 Frames Per SecondSex at 24 Frames Per Second (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for XXI CenturyXXI Century (TV Series) Himself - Writer & Historian ( 5 episodes, 2003 )  Less 2003
    • Pax Americana (2003) Himself - Writer & Historian (archive footage)  Less
    • Blood and Oil (2003) Himself - Writer & Historian (archive footage)  Less
    • ...And Nothing But the Truth (2003) Himself - Writer & Historian (archive footage)  Less
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  • Primary photo for The CockettesThe Cockettes Himself (archive footage)  Less 2002 $300K $220K / —
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1992 )  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Forty Years at the I.C.A.Forty Years at the I.C.A. (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 1987 )  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for The Dick Cavett ShowThe Dick Cavett Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1973 )  Less 1973

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