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Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 21 June 2012 (USA)
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He pitched to Willie Mays, suited up for the Celtics, stepped into the ring with Archie Moore and even took a few snaps as quarterback for the Detroit Lions. But George Plimpton was no ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Ken Burns ... Himself
Ric Burns ... Himself
Graydon Carter ... Himself
Christopher Cerf ... Himself
Jonathan Dee Jonathan Dee ... Himself
Bill Dow Bill Dow ... Himself
Philip Gourevitch Philip Gourevitch ... Himself
Walon Green ... Himself
Hugh Hefner ... Himself (as Hugh M. Hefner)
Fayette Hickox Fayette Hickox ... Herself
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. ... Himself (as Robert Kennedy Jr.)
Lewis Lapham ... Himself
James Lipton ... Himself
Peter Matthiessen Peter Matthiessen ... Himself
Jeanne McColloch Jeanne McColloch ... Herself
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He pitched to Willie Mays, suited up for the Celtics, stepped into the ring with Archie Moore and even took a few snaps as quarterback for the Detroit Lions. But George Plimpton was no athlete. With wit, charm and a skillful pen, this participatory journalist created a life that many athletes could only dream of. His sensational career is captured here in heartwarming footage and intimate personal interviews. Written by Anonymous

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He lived well, but was his life well lived? You decide
27 May 2018 | by bettycjungSee all my reviews

5/26/18. Was Geoge Plimpton's life well lived? Who knows? He lived well because he had money. His wealth and the connections it bought allowed him to explore many facets of life that others could only dream. He failed in many of his ventures so he reveled in being a gentleman amateur rather than a gentleman scientist. He muddied through life as only a rich man can. If he didn't have that wealth would anyone open a door for him? If anything, he could probably sing along with Frank Sinatra,"I did it my way."


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