Using Plimpton's own narration _"" along with thoughts and stories from friends, family and contemporaries, Plimpton! tells the story of writer, editor, amateur sportsman, George Plimpton. It is the story of a man who hung out with U.S. Presidents, played quarterback for the Detroit Lions, got Willie Mays to pop out in Yankee Stadium, 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. Plimpton also co-founded The Paris Review, which became one of the most influential literary magazines in history, launching the careers of generations of writers, from Philip Roth and Terry Southern to William Styron and Jay McInerney. The film 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. Both The Paris Review and Plimpton's family have generously collaborated to support the production of the film and they have provided a bounty of previously unseen material, which will surprise even the most die-hard Plimpton fans.

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November 08, 2012
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