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Mazer in Paris at a premiere of I Give It a Year, April 2013.
|Born||1971 (age 41–42)
|Spouse(s)||Daisy Donovan (2005-present; 2 children)|
Dan Mazer (born 1971) is a British screenwriter, TV/film producer, and comedian. He is best known as the long-time writing and production partner of Sacha Baron Cohen and has worked with him on such characters as Ali G and Borat. Mazer co-wrote and co-produced the films Ali G Indahouse (2002), Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) and Brüno (2009).
Mazer attended Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School, where he met Baron Cohen. He went on to read Law at Peterhouse, Cambridge University, and graduated in 1994. He was an active member of Cambridge Footlights while at university and was vice president from 1993 to 1994.
In 2007, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for co-writing the film Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. He shared his nomination with Sacha Baron Cohen, Ant Hines, Peter Baynham, and Todd Phillips. They ended up losing to The Departed. He is currently co-writing Lost for Words with Jamie Curtis.
- Andrew Anthony (7 June 2009). "Sacha Baron Cohen: The comic who is always in your face". The Observer. Retrieved 13 July 2009.
- Louise Cohen (20 October 2007). "Daisy Donovan and her dead lucky break". The Times. London. Retrieved 13 July 2009.
- Agency page at United Agents
- Dan Mazer at the Internet Movie Database
- "Win no friends and influence nobody" (The Observer, 4 March 2007) – Mazer writes about his Academy Award nomination experience
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