Daniel Benzali
Brazil-born American actor
Daniel Benzali
Daniel Benzali is a Brazilian-American stage, television and film actor.
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Rothko Mania
The Portland Mercury - almost 5 years
Portland Center Stage's Red is second-rate art about a first-rate artist. by Alison Hallett Launching a play about Mark Rothko at the same moment that the art museum is hosting Portland's first Rothko retrospective is a strike of cross-promotional brilliance. By all accounts, the Portland Art Museum exhibit is great. Unfortunately, Portland Center Stage's production of John Logan's Red is a tedious, bombastic affair—second-rate art about a first-rate artist. The entirety of Red takes place in Mark Rothko's studio in the 1950s, as Rothko (Daniel Benzali) paces and pontificates and grapples with art making—mostly aloud, to his assistant Ken (Patrick Alparone). Rothko was reportedly a long-winded sort of a dude, so no fault can be found with playwright John Logan for portraying him as such. Where Logan is on the hook, though, is for creating the character of Rothko's assistant, who serves the excruciatingly schematic function of remind ...
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Ten Daytime Emmy races to watch - Variety
Google News - over 5 years
"General" contains Michael Learned, Daniel Benzali and Adrienne Barbeau (a contender for next year's supporting actress race.) "One Life" has fan favorites and Emmy winners Kim Zimmer and John Wesley Shipp. "Restless" might have be the most diverse in
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Vražda v Bílém domě - České noviny
Google News - over 5 years
... že žena byla zabita proto, aby byl prezident zdiskreditován… Murder at 1600, USA 1997. Režie: Dwight H. Little. Hrají: Wesley Snipes, Alan Alda, Daniel Benzali, Dennis Miller, Ronny Cox, Diane Bakerová, Tate Donovan, Diane Laneová a další
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Hitting Rewind in Rerun Season: DVD's Culled From TV's Past
NYTimes - over 11 years
Here are reviews of 10 DVD sets of popular television series and special collections. (An introduction appears on Page 1 of Weekend.) 'Murder One' A decade ago, it seemed that all police dramas were leading to this one. A single murder case, involving the sister of a Hollywood millionaire's supermodel mistress, becomes a homicidal saga that can now
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FILM; Hollywood Rallies Round the Homeland
NYTimes - about 14 years
NOT long into ''The Recruit,'' Hollywood's latest take on the perils of espionage, Al Pacino, portraying a seen-it-all C.I.A. recruiter, tries to hire Colin Farrell, a misfit M.I.T. student cryptographer whose father may have been a spy murdered in Uncle Sam's secret service. ''Would I have to kill anyone?'' the Farrell character asks. Mr. Pacino's
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CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK; TV's Take on Government In a Terror-Filled World
NYTimes - almost 15 years
In the dreams of the creators of ''JAG,'' the long-lived but clunky CBS drama about military lawyers, United States troops have captured the No. 3 Al Qaeda leader, a man who helped plan the Sept. 11 attacks. The fictional character in tonight's episode has the glaring eyes of a zealot, and his story most closely echoes that of Zacarias Moussaoui,
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TELEVISION REVIEW; A Bad Guy? Yeah, but He's Not All Bad
NYTimes - over 15 years
Does Chazz Palminteri yearn to play Macbeth? Or Stanley Kowalski, Oedipus or Tevye? Or is he satisfied to portray tough guys with golden hearts or steel-trap minds? Mr. Palminteri is a playwright and director as well as a dependable actor, and if his familiar gambit helps underwrite his other artistic activities, who can complain? Besides, his
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FILM REVIEW; Duck Soup to Go? Horse Feathers!
NYTimes - almost 17 years
A knack for conjuring fun in a laughter-free vacuum may be the ultimate test of a comic performer. And in ''Screwed,'' a confusedly misconceived hybrid of interracial buddy comedy and imitation Marx Brothers farce, Danny DeVito is the only cast member who succeeds in making something out of the movie's nothing of a screenplay. As Grover Cleaver, a
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Corrections
NYTimes - almost 17 years
A picture caption yesterday with a theater review of ''Naked,'' a Classic Stage Company revival of the Pirandello play, reversed the identities of the two actors shown with Mira Sorvino. Daniel Benzali was at the center rear and Peter Rini at the right.
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THEATER REVIEW; Heroine in Search of a Character in a Formless World
NYTimes - almost 17 years
Opportunities for emotional connection between actors and audience are scarce in the clueless new revival of Luigi Pirandello's ''Naked,'' which opened last night at the Classic Stage Company in one of those productions that make you want to look anywhere but at the stage. Still, every so often, a blurring of the lines between performers and
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THEATER REVIEW; Loman's Ghost Haunts Mamet's Turf
NYTimes - almost 17 years
Shelly Levene is fighting for his life. Shelly is a real estate salesman who has spent his entire life closing deals. ''Always be closing,'' has been his life's creed. But Shelly hasn't closed a sale in a while now, and if he doesn't make one soon he's going to be out of a job. Like Willy Loman a generation earlier, Shelly Levene is the stark,
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ON STAGE AND OFF
NYTimes - about 17 years
It's Curtains For 8 Shows T. S. Eliot's April had nothing on January on Broadway. The cruelest month descended on the theater business with a bang, with closings and belt tightening. No fewer than eight shows will have shuttered between last Sunday and next, including the long-running ''Ragtime'' and ''Smokey Joe's Cafe.'' Now comes word of another
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MOVIE GUIDE
NYTimes - over 17 years
Here is a selective listing by critics of The Times of new or noteworthy movies and film series playing this weekend in New York City. * denotes a highly recommended film or series. Ratings and running times are in parentheses. An index of reviews of films opening today appears on page 10. Now Playing ''ALL THE LITTLE ANIMALS,'' starring John Hurt,
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FILM REVIEW; Leaving Out Cheese for Mice and Cockroaches? O.K.
NYTimes - over 17 years
Don't be deceived by the sweetly benign title of Jeremy Thomas's film ''All the Little Animals.'' This contemporary moral fable, dressed up as a heart-in-your-throat psychological thriller, accumulates the lingering force of an especially vivid and terrifying bad dream. The film, adapted from a novel by Walker Hamilton, suggests a modern-day
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FILM REVIEW; Is It Real, or Just a Bout Of Paralyzing Paranoia?
NYTimes - over 19 years
Hollywood-style hubris has rarely been portrayed as indelibly as it is in an early scene of Wim Wenders's brilliant puzzle of a film, ''The End of Violence.'' In it a bullying producer of action-adventure films named Mike Max (Bill Pullman), who intermittently narrates the movie, is shown doing tough business while lounging beside the swimming pool
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A Leaner, Meaner 'Murder One'
NYTimes - over 20 years
Last season, the new and tantalizingly innovative series ''Murder One'' had as its defense lawyer hero Ted Hoffman (Daniel Benzali): bald, dour and forbidding. The reviews were great but the ratings sagged. So, turning cavalierly on a casting dime, ''Murder One'' returns tonight with a new defense lawyer hero, played by Anthony LaPaglia, great head
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Banking on the Really Big Names
NYTimes - over 20 years
THE STARS HAVE IT. TELEVISION stars, THAT IS. At least that's what network executives are hoping as they painfully absorb the fact that audience ratings for their top 20 shows last season crumbled by 6 percent. So, once again, bring on the comforting names. Programmers are ever hopeful that familiarity breeds strong sampling potential. Forget that
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REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK;A TV News Marriage That Might Have Been
NYTimes - over 20 years
Television couples don't get much odder than this: CBS News and Fox Broadcasting. But those two entities held serious high-level discussions about the possibility of becoming partners in an all-news cable channel. The discussions, which executives from both networks confirmed in interviews here, took place several months ago, soon after the Fox
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TV Notes;'Murder One,' Contd.
NYTimes - almost 21 years
Steven Bochco, the creator and executive producer of "Murder One," admitted that with three episodes left in this season's run, "we were dead in the water." Yet when ABC announced its new fall schedule this week, "Murder One" had sprung back to life. The decision came about because the show performed well in those final three episodes, which
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ABC to Introduce 8 New Fall Series
NYTimes - almost 21 years
Looking to end a two-year drought of new hit shows, ABC yesterday announced a fall prime-time schedule that adds eight new series, moves six others and resurrects last season's biggest hope, "Murder One," with a new format and a new star. ABC is also bringing back a third news magazine, "Turning Point," and keeping several shows with marginal
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Daniel Benzali
    FIFTIES
  • 2010
    Age 60
    In December 2010, Benzali joined ABC's General Hospital.
    More Details Hide Details Benzali played a character named Theodore Hoffman, a reference to his role on the mid-1990s television series Murder One.
  • FORTIES
  • 1995
    Age 45
    Subsequently, he began making guest-starring roles on television series such as Strong Medicine, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The X-Files, and in recurring roles inNYPD Blue and L.A. Law. NYPD Blue and L.A. Law creator Steven Bochco was so impressed with Benzali's performances that Bochco later cast him in the lead role of his 1995 series Murder One, playing attorney Ted Hoffman.
    More Details Hide Details For his performance, Benzali was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. The series was not especially successful, and Benzali left after its first season, however. Benzali's stage performance in Holiday at The Old Vic so impressed director Anthony Page that Page cast him opposite Teri Garr in the Hallmark Hall of Fame TV movie adaptation of Pack of Lies, a play by English writer Hugh Whitemore. Benzali also starred in the TV series The Agency and appeared in feature films including By Dawn's Early Light (1990), Murder at 1600 (1997) and The Grey Zone (2001). Another role was as Reggie, a drug smuggler working at a car dealership in Suckers (1999)". He appeared in the post-apocalyptic CBS series Jericho as the enigmatic former Department of Homeland Security director Thomas Valente. After that, he starred in the FX television series Nip/Tuck as Dr. Griffin.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1985
    Age 35
    In 1985 he was cast role in the James Bond film A View to a Kill as W. G. Howe, the Californian director of Oil and Mines, based at San Francisco City Hall.
    More Details Hide Details The character was shot dead in his office there by Max Zorin (played by Christopher Walken).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1950
    Age 0
    Born on January 20, 1950.
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