Paul Sorvino
(Movies & TV)
Elaine May
(Movies & TV)
Jack Ruby
Sergio Leone
(Movies & TV)
(Movies & TV)
Stanley Donen
(Movies & TV)

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Danny Aiello

Knowledge Identifier: +Danny_Aiello


Danny Aiello

American actor who has appeared in numerous motion pictures, including Once Upon a Time in America, Ruby, The Godfather add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1933.

Countries: United States (68%), Italy (11%), Jordan (5%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Paul Sorvino, Elaine May, Jack Ruby

Linked to: Democratic Party, James Monroe High School, Republican Party, New York Yankees




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Danny Aiello was born in 1933 add something


Aiello broke into films in the early 1970s add something


One of his earliest roles came as a ballplayer in the 1973 baseball drama, "Bang the Drum Slowly", with Robert De Niro add something


He was in the 1976 Broadway play "Wheelbarrow Closers", which was directed by Paul Sorvino add something


Paul Sorvino - He directed "Wheelbarrow Closers", a 1976 Broadway play by Louis La Russo II, which starred Danny Aiello


In 1980, Aiello had a co-lead role with Jan Michael Vincent in "Defiance", about some Manhattan residents who fight back against the thugs terrorizing the neighborhood add something


In 1981 Danny Aiello won a Daytime Emmy award for his appearance in an ABC Afterschool Special called "A Family of Strangers" add something


He was paired with DeNiro again for the 1984 Sergio Leone gangster epic, "Once Upon a Time in America", as a police chief whose name was "Aiello add something


Mare Winningham - In 1988, Winningham starred in the Los Angeles stage production of "Hurlyburly" with Sean Penn and Danny Aiello


He had a pivotal role in the 1989 Spike Lee film "Do the Right Thing" as Salvatore 'Sal' Frangione, the pizzeria owner, which earned him a nomination for the Academy award for Best Supporting Actor add something


He had sympathetic roles in the 1990 horror thriller "Jacob's Ladder" and the 1991 comedy-drama "29th Street" add something


In the early 1990s film "The Professional", Aiello had a small cameo role as a nefarious cafe owner who assigns jobs to a hitman, played by Jean Reno add something


He played nightclub owner and Lee Harvey Oswald assassin Jack Ruby in the 1992 biopic "Ruby" and a political bigshot with mob ties in "City Hall", starring Al Pacino add something


Aiello reconciled with his father in 1993, but to this day harbors a resentment of his father's conduct add something


Stanley Donen - Donen had wanted to make a theatrical film version of the play, but was unable to secure financing from any major studio and instead took the project to ABC. In 2002 Donen directed Elaine May's musical play "Adult Entertainment" starring Danny Aiello and Jeannie Berlin in Stamford, Connecticut


He has released several albums featuring a big-band sound including "I Just Wanted To Hear The Words" from 2004 and "Live From Atlantic City" from 2008 add something


Aiello starred in Jordan's 'Brooklyn Lobster" which premiered at The Toronto Film Festival in 2005 add something


The play is a stage version of his 2006 movie A Broken Sole, which began life in 2001 as a one-act play add something


Aiello and EMI songwriter Hasan Johnson are releasing an album in 2009 of standards fused with rap entitled "Bridges add something


In July, 2011, opened Off Broadway in the two-act drama "The Shoemaker," written by Susan Charlotte and directed by Antony Marsellis add something


In the fall of 2012, Aiello will star in the independent feature film "Dolly Baby" written and directed by Kevin Jordan add something


In 2014, Aiello published his autobiography, "I Only Know Who I Am When I Am Somebody Else: My Life on the Street, On the Stage, and in the Movies" via Simon and Schuster add something