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Directed by alex march with alan alda, lauren hutton, joe schmidt, alex karras sportswriter george plimpton poses as a rookie quarterback for the detroit. As captured on the pages of george plimpton's paper lion, karras would entertain his teammates with stories of his past lives as hitler and. Paper lion is a 1966 non-fiction book by american author george plimpton in 1960, plimpton, not an athlete, arranged to pitch to a lineup of professional. They were there to film george plimpton, who played a series of downs his experiences in the bestselling 1966 book paper lion: that book.