Armand Assante
Actor
Armand Assante
Armand Anthony Assante, Jr. is an American actor.
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Actor takes on predatory lending
Chicago Times - almost 3 years
The last thing Armand Assante wanted was to become a poster boy for mortgage fraud. But when the FBI wouldn't get involved, he had to take matters into his own hands.
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Steven Rosen: Kenny Vance's Acapella Album Lovingly Revisits 1950s Music
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
A couple years back, when I interviewed Donald Fagen for his Dukes of September tour -- he, Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald took turns singing favorite oldies -- I asked if he might be doing any Jay & the Americans songs. It was kind of a cheeky question. While Fagen and Walter Becker got their start arranging horn and string parts for Jay & the Americans, they went in a vastly different -- most would say more sophisticated -- musical direction with Steely Dan. While Fagen said he would not, he also advised me to take a good listen to the work of Kenny Vance, one of Jay & the Americans' founders. "He's done some interesting stuff," he said. (Vance had first hired the two, thus giving them their start.) That was good advice. Since Jay & the Americans, the New York-based Vance -- who is now 69 -- has been searching for the dreamy romantic honesty, the origins, behind the schmaltz of the late-1960s pop vocal groups. While not a big name to the publi ...
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Alex Simons: Uzbekistan: Traditions of the Past, Visions of the Future
Huffington Post - about 4 years
My friend and I had coffee last week during which she told me about a cultural event within the heart of Central Asia. In the city of Tashkent, capital of Uzbekistan, beats a quickening pulse of creativity, fashion and art. In ancient times, this region of the world was the meeting place of East and West, where travelers from China and Europe came to trade silks, spices, and exotic goods. The spirit of exchange and commerce still thrives here, though in the more modern, refined industries of art and high fashion. On December 20 the Fund Forum -- Central Asia's largest and leading cultural foundation, created in 2004 and patronized by diplomat Gulnara Karimova, presented its annual report in the form of a real-time online dialog with public on the www.on-line.uz. This digital conference became a platform for discussion of the cultural and social life of the country. 4277 questions on 611 projects implemented by the Fund Forum and partners in the past year, have been given t ...
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Colin Farrell, Martin McDonagh On Cliches, 'Horrible Bosses' And Laughing At 'Psychopaths'
Moviefone Blog - over 4 years
Whenever you have to interview two people at once, it's always easier if both subjects get along. Luckily, that was the case when I sat down with Colin Farrell and director Martin McDonagh in promotion of their new film, "Seven Psychopaths," which debuted this week at the Toronto International Film Festival. In "Psychopaths," Farrell plays Marty, a struggling writer/alcoholic who finds himself getting mixed up with a group of raving, murderous lunatics (see: psychopaths). The catch? The film is actually a comedy (a very dark one at that). This isn't the first time Farrell and McDonagh have teamed up for a funny approach to the ugly underbelly of society either; in 2008, they made "In Bruges," a film about two hitmen who end up stranded in Belgium. Here, Farrell and McDonagh talk about the movie's hilarious take on serial killers and what it's like working with Christopher Walken. Also, Farrell briefly discusses the failure of his recent movie, "Total Recall" and the that thing te ...
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Armand Assante to attend Phil Galvano Golf Classic in Lakewood Ranch
Bradenton - almost 5 years
Emmy Award-winning actor Armand Assante returns to Manatee County. Click to Continue »
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Actor Brings Star Power to Bradenton Golf Tournament
Bradenton Patch - almost 5 years
Armand Assante has taken part in more than 100 movies and television shows, including American Gangster, The Marrying Man and The Mambo Kings. He's played a spy in the television series Chuck and has played John Gotti in a television movie. Now he's made the Manatee Education Foundation an offer they just can't refuse. The Emmy Award-winning actor will bring star power to the 16th annual Phil Galvano Golf Classic designed to raise money for Manatee County’s Public Schools through the Manatee Education Foundation. The Education Foundation is looking for sponsors for the event. Top sponsors will have the opportunity to meet Assante at an exclusive lunch. This year’s tournament will be held on May 18 at the Legacy Golf Club at Lakewood Ranch. Sponsorships are currently available in the following three levels: Eagle Sponsors $15,000; Birdie Sponsors $10,000; and Community Sponsors $2,500. Eagle Sponsors will have the opportunity to socialize with Assante and participate a pr ...
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Film News: CIFF Previews Selections for 47th Festival - HollywoodChicago.com
Google News - over 5 years
Sam Auster, another Chicago-born filmmaker, will debut his third directorial effort, “The Return of Joe Rich,” featuring Armand Assante and Talia Shire. 89-year-old icon Carol Channing is profiled in Dori Berinstein's documentary, “Carol Channing:
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Navy NCIS - Episode 7.13: "Jet Lag" - PopStar.com Celebrity News
Google News - over 5 years
Referring to Le Grenouille (Armand Assante) and Jeanne (Scottie Thompson) from season 4. Well meaning, they were French and not that Tony has been to Paris. He takes Ziva onto the back of his scooter. Gibbs takes McGee on their own trip downtown
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Grading to Extremes with "And They're Off" and "Guido" at Hollywood-DI - Broadcast Newsroom
Google News - over 5 years
Gangster thriller "Guido", starring Billy Zane, Gary Busey, Alki David and Armand Assante, was shot primarily on the RED ONE camera and edited with Avid's Media Composer. Director Colin Campbell envisioned a dark, cold and gruesome look,
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Horror In Your House: August 15th, 2011 - Bloody Disgusting
Google News - over 5 years
A carefree summer vacation turns into an inescapable terror trap for a group of young students who buy a vintage instant camera from a mysterious local shop owner (Armand Assante, Soul's Midnight), only to discover that every photo taken with the
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Danny DeVito to get his star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
Again in 1992, DeVito directed and performed in mob biopic Hoffa, starring Jack Nicholson and Armand Assante. After dazzling young moviegoers with his performance as “The Penguin” in 1992's Batman Returns, he forged ahead with his career as a filmmaker
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Manducatis, A Hidden Gem in Long Island City - Eater NY
Google News - over 5 years
Armand Assante ate here twice last week. And the Mayor just came. All our business is word of mouth. You can advertise till you're blue in the face. It won't matter if the food isn't good." And the food is good. Ida is the cook
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The Ukranian Rock Gods...From Yorkshire. Death Valley Screamers Are Coming Home - Sabotage Times
Google News - over 5 years
In the face of such difficulties, DVS's achievements have nonetheless been relatively substantial, including concerts in Russia, Georgia, Egypt and the US, a video featuring Hollywood actor Armand Assante and Paul Sr off TV's American Chopper reality
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Passenger arrested after knife slips past security at Tampa International - Tampabay.com
Google News - over 5 years
Martinez's film history includes works such as last year's Game of Death with Wesley Snipes, The Steam Experiment with Val Kilmer, Armand Assante and Eric Roberts in 2009 and Modigliani with Andy Garcia in 2004, according to the Internet Movie Database
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A Cuban-American Chronicles Life Between Cultures - NPR
Google News - over 5 years
The novel was adapted by Hollywood, with Armand Assante and Antonio Banderas in the lead roles. The novel earned Oscar Hijuelos the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1990, making him the first Latino ever to receive that award. "It was so exciting," says
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Reissue CD Reviews - Audiophile Audition
Google News - over 5 years
Makes me want to rent and watch The Mambo Kings once more, and not just to see Antonio Banderas and Armand Assante! Whew! [I must interject that the original 2-track tapes, which I once owned and made a cassette dub from, had the Libermann Concerto
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FilmOn.com Launches Space Program with NASA HD - Sacramento Bee
Google News - over 5 years
Most recently he produced and stars in the title role of Guido, along with Armand Assante, Billy Zane and Gary Busey. Mr. David is married to swimsuit designer and fitness model Jennifer Stano. Reader comments on Sacbee.com are the opinions of the
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The Long Island International Film Expo Gives Local Filmmakers The Spotlight - Long Island Press
Google News - over 5 years
Jesse is Carpenter's 14th picture—a feature-length narrative with some recognizable names attached, including Eric Roberts, Armand Assante and William Forsythe. Coincidentally, this is the 14th year of the Long Island International Film Expo
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Armand Assante
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2010
    Age 60
    In 2010, Assante received a star on the Italian Walk of Fame in Toronto, Canada.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2009
    Age 59
    He has also appeared in the 2009 horror film Smile as the mysterious Tollinger.
    More Details Hide Details Outside of the U.S., he has participated in several film projects and humanitarian endeavors in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Macedonia, Turkey, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Romania and Bulgaria.
  • 2007
    Age 57
    In 2007 he appeared in American Gangster (2007) with Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe.
    More Details Hide Details He had a recurring guest star role in several episodes of NCIS, playing the international arms dealer René Benoit.
  • FORTIES
  • 1996
    Age 46
    The following year he was seen as mafia boss Carol D'Allesandro in Hoffa (1992) starring Jack Nicholson, and crime kingpin John Gotti in the 1996 made-for-television biopic Gotti, for which he won his Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie.
    More Details Hide Details In addition to mafia and "tough-guy" roles, Assante has distinguished himself in historic dramas, such as Napoleon Bonaparte in 1987's Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story opposite Jacqueline Bisset, the heroic Odysseus in The Odyssey, Friedrich Nietzsche in the film adaptation of Irving Yalom's novel When Nietzsche Wept, and as Sanchez, Queen Isabella's Minister of State, in 1492: Conquest of Paradise. Other notable film appearances include one as a Cuban bandleader in The Mambo Kings opposite Antonio Banderas and in the adaptation of the science-fiction story Judge Dredd with Sylvester Stallone, his co-star in Paradise Alley.
  • 1990
    Age 40
    In 1990 his role as Roberto Texador in Sidney Lumet's film Q&A garnered him a Golden Globe nomination, and the following year he portrayed the notorious Bugsy Siegel in Neil Simon's The Marrying Man (1991).
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1982
    Age 32
    Assante was married to Karen McArn from 1982 to 1994, and has two daughters, Anya and Alesandra.
    More Details Hide Details During the 1970s, Assante was a regular on two NBC soap operas, How to Survive a Marriage as Johnny McGee and The Doctors as Dr. Mike Powers. His first film was The Lords of Flatbush (1974), although his work did not appear in the final cut of the film and the end credits misspelled his last name as Assanti.
  • 1980
    Age 30
    His first on-screen role was playing Sylvester Stallone's brother in Paradise Alley and a role that brought him greater attention came in 1980's Private Benjamin as a handsome Frenchman who becomes the love interest of a U.S. soldier played by Goldie Hawn.
    More Details Hide Details Assante's somewhat sinister look has made him a popular choice for tough-guy heroes, as in his starring role as private eye Mike Hammer in the film I, the Jury (1982) or as Mafia gangsters such as Michael Moretti in Sidney Sheldon's Rage of Angels.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1949
    Born
    Born on October 4, 1949.
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