George Ames Plimpton
- September 25
) was an Americann journalist
He attended Phillips Exeter Academy and Harvard University, where he was an editor of the Harvard Lampoon.
From 1945 to 1948, he served as a tank driver in Italy for the U.S. Army. Later, he attended King's College at Cambridge University in England.
In 1953, Plimpton founded the literary journal Paris Review and became its first editor-in-chief.
Plimpton was a classmate of Robert Kennedy at Harvard, and helped wrestle Sirhan Sirhan to the ground when Kennedy was assassinated.
He was famous for competing in real sporting events, such as baseball's All-Star game and a boxing match against Sugar Ray Robinson, while on assignment for Sports Illustrated.
Plimpton also appeared in a number of feature films, as an extra and in cameo appearances. He was also notable for his appearance in television commercials during the early 1980s advertising Intellivision sports video games for Mattel.
Plimpton died at his apartment in New York City at the age of 76.
- Paper Lion (1966) about his experience playing professional football
- Out of My League
- Truman Capote
- Rio Lobo (1970)
- Reds (1981)
- The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)
- Little Man Tate (1991)
- L.A. Story (1991)
- Just Cause (1995)
- ''Nixon (1995)
- Good Will Hunting(1997) as Henry Lipkin, Psychologist
- The Last Days of Disco (1998)