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The almost unbelievable story of George Plimpton, the famed writer, editor, amateur sportsman, and friend to many, is told through a posthumous narration by Plimpton himself—along with thoughts and stories from friends, family, and contemporaries. Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself is a joyful celebration of a life lived fully, richly, strangely, and, at times, a life that is hard to believe was actually lived by just one man. Plimpton mingled with U.S. presidents, played quarterback for the Detroit Lions, photographed Playboy models, played goalie for the Boston Bruins, struck the triangle for the New York Philharmonic, and acted alongside John Wayne, Warren Beatty, and Matt Damon. He also co-founded The Paris Review, which became one of the most influential literary magazines in history, launching the careers of some of the greatest fiction writers of our time, and in the late 1960s Esquire magazine named him the “Most Eligible Bachelor in Manhattan.” One of the great adventurers of the 20th century, Plimpton led a life that was bigger than fiction.

“A brilliant example of creative biographical filmmaking.” — IndieWire

“A delightful ride through a singular literary career, Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself goes a way toward illuminating a character who could both steer the literati toward new talent in The Paris Review and don pink tights for an amateur trapeze act on national TV.” — The Hollywood Reporter