Michael Imperioli
Emmy-Award winningItalian-Americanactor
Michael Imperioli
James Michael Imperioli, is an Italian-American actor and television writer. He is perhaps best known for his role as Christopher Moltisanti on The Sopranos for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2004. He also appeared as Det. Ed Green's temporary replacement, Det. Nick Falco, in the TV drama series Law & Order.
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'Oldboy' Is Not A Spike Lee Joint, And That's A Problem
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Nobody ever accused Spike Lee of an overabundance of subtlety. He's an unapologetically bold filmmaker, one who hasn't shied away from using a tattered American flag or a "Dead End" sign as hard-to-miss metaphors. But this also works to his benefit: Lee's films rarely fail to leave an impression. So that Lee would take on a remake — or "reinterpretation," as he calls it — of Park Chan-wook's grotesque revenge melodrama "Oldboy" is perhaps fitting. He's one of few filmmakers who would take the original's famous, lengthy tracking shot of a hammer-wielding beat-down of a hallway of bad guys, and triple it. (The shot has, against Lee's wishes, been trimmed slightly.) The 2003 Korean original, part of Park's "vengeance trilogy," already enjoys a fervent cult following in the U.S., so the usefulness of an English-language redo 10 years later is questionable. Particularly when the original is such a sadistic slice of perversity, one in which an octopus was infamously swallowed alive. Lee ...
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'Sopranos' Star Michael Imperioli On 'Oldboy' And The Best Thing About James Gandolfini
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The physical features on Michael Imperioli's face change when his former co-star James Gandolfini is brought up. There's certainly no sense that Imperioli doesn't want to talk about Gandolfini -- in fact, he mentioned Gandolfini's name first -- but it's obvious that speaking about the late actor is hard for former friends and colleagues. I was wary to discuss "The Sopranos" at all with Imperioli (who, of course, played mobster Christopher Moltisanti on David Chase's acclaimed show) out of fear that since the subject comes up so many times in his day-to-day life he may just be over it by now. This is not the case. Imperioli's eyes light up as he recounts tale after tale -- including an admission that he wasn't a huge fan of the first script. Imperioli, who I met at his lower Manhattan hotel room, is now co-starring in Spike Lee's "Oldboy." He plays Chucky, a bar owner who helps his childhood friend, Joe (Josh Brolin), on a mysterious quest to find out who has imprisoned Joe for the l ...
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Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' remake starring Josh Brolin pushed back to November
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Jeff Sneider LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Spike Lee's "Oldboy" has been delayed one month and will now open on Wednesday, November 27 rather than October 25. FilmDistrict is handling domestic distribution for the revenge thriller, which is a remake of Chanwook Park's South Korean classic. Josh Brolin stars alongside Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Imperioli, Lance Reddick, Max Casella, Rami Malek and James Ransone. Story follows a man held captive in a motel room for 20 years who has several days to figure out who kidnapped him and why. ...
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Sopranos Creator Honors James Gandolfini at the Late Actor's Funeral
Seattle Pi - over 3 years
Sopranos Creator Honors James Gandolfini at the Late Actor's Funeral Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2013 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 10:00 pm, Wednesday, June 26, 2013 During Thursday's funeral service for James Gandolfini, The Sopranos' creator David Chase read a letter to the late actor as his eulogy. Italian-American, Italian worker, builder, that Jersey thing - whatever that means - the same social class, Chase said at the 90-minute ceremony held in New York's Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, according to Hitfix. According to the New York Daily News, approximately 2,000 seats had been set up for the memorial, where Chase, Gandolfini's widow Deborah Lin and two family friends Susan Anton and Thomas Richardson paid tribute to the actor. Other attendees included Gandolfini's Sopranos co-stars Edie Falco, Lorraine Bra ...
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Californication Season 7 Adds Killer General Hospital Cast Member
Boom Tron - over 3 years
General Hospital fans know actor Roger Howarth as Franco, the killer character. We’ll be seeing Howarth in a whole new light when he begins his new, multi-episode arc for Showtime’s Californication. David Duchovny’s Hank Moody returns with season 7 of Californication in 2014 in a season which will have a thing or two to do with writing for television. Might that be a welcomed change for Hank after getting his fill of the music industry? Heather Graham and Mary Lynn Rajskub will guest star, with Graham playing a mysterious chick from Hank’s past. Rajskub on the other hand, will portray another writer. As we also previously reported, Emmy-winning Sopranos actor Michael Imperioli will be joining the cast as a television producer. We also heard a rumor that Mercedes Masöhn was cast as someone who has an awkward connection to the season 4 character Sasha Bingham. Well, it will cause Hank some awkwardness at least. Howarth, who is also known for work on One Life To Live will act as a y ...
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Kate Burton: Books, theater run in family
San Francisco Chronicle - about 4 years
Kate Burton: Books, theater run in family For about 10 years, you could usually find a book narrated by Kate Burton on the best-seller lists. Burton will step in as host, replacing the show's founder and host, Isaiah Sheffer, who died last month, when "Selected Shorts" is performed at Berkeley Repertory Theatre this weekend. Burton, who will read Edna O'Brien's "Violets," will be joined by Linda Lavin, Michael Imperioli (of "The Sopranos" fame) and René Auberjonois, who has a long history with Bay Area theater stretching back to the early days of American Conservatory Theater. Like so many stage actors, and because she excels at disappearing into character roles, Burton wasn't well known on a national level until she got a regular gig on TV. The first was the recent publication of his diaries; the second was a much-reviled Lifetime TV movie called "Liz & Dick" about his two marriages to Elizabeth Taylor. Burton would rather talk about the image of her fat ...
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James Gandolfini Joins ‘Sopranos’ Co-Stars In Nickelodeon Movie ‘Nicky Deuce’
Deadline Hollywood - over 4 years
EXCLUSIVE: The Sopranos gang is officially back together! The Emmy-winning star of the HBO drama James Gandolfini is doing a cameo in Nicky Deuce, the Nickelodeon TV movie based on the children’s book co-written by Sopranos‘ Steve Schirripa, who also produces and stars in the project. In addition to Gandolfini and Schirripa, Nicky Deuce, currently filming in Montreal, features fellow Sopranos alums Michael Imperioli, Tony Sirico and Vincent Curatola for a reunion of most tough guys from the hit mob drama. Nicky Deuce centers on Nicholas Borelli II (Noah Munck), a nerdy, over-protected teen who gets caught in the adventure of a lifetime when he is sent to Brooklyn, NY to spend the summer with an uncle (Schirripa) and other members of his Italian American family he never knew he had. Confronted with some questionable dealings, Nicky uncovers family secrets and learns that the mean streets of Brooklyn aren’t always what they seem. In a comedic turn, James Gandolfini, who shot his role o ...
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Celebrity Collector: Tanna Frederick
The Huffington Post - over 4 years
What do surfing, acting and collecting have in common? They are all important aspects of Tanna Frederick's life. Frederick has been cast in numerous films since her big screen debut in 2003 with leading men such as Noah Wyle, Michael Imperioli and recently Judd Nelson. When she isn't rehearsing her lines she is scouting shops and the Internet looking for vintage jewelry. And not just ANY brand will do. Frederick is addicted to Chanel. And let's be honest, what woman isn't? More...
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Michael Bialas: Mira Sorvino on Family Values, Reunions and Her Juiciest Role Yet
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Her status as a leading lady is undeniable, but Mira Sorvino shouldn't mind being called a character actress. After all, she's played some crazy characters. Her latest, a bipolar damsel in distress from the Bronx who loves life one minute, then detests it the next, is juicy Lucy in the New York indie drama Union Square, which will be in limited release beginning Friday (July 13). "It's perhaps the juiciest of all roles I've ever had because she can swing in both directions," Sorvino said during a phone conversation two days after the film's June 25 premiere in New York. That's saying a lot for a talented performer who won the Academy Award in the delicious title role of Woody Allen's Mighty Aphrodite in 1995 as a prostitute/porn star, then won over an entirely different crowd as the hilariously flaky (and Post-it notes inventor) Romy White in Romy and Michele's High School Reunion in 1997. It's a family reunion that drives Union Square, which has its share of com ...
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Lena Dunham in GIRLS “Leave Me Alone” Tease
Boom Tron - over 4 years
Game of Thrones has been the subject of most of the HBO talk around here lately, but now that second season of Thrones has ended it’s time to to expand our HBO horizons, not that HBO’s Girls really needs any help, with it and show star/creator/writer definitely seeming to at least made its way into the conversation on release, even being the subject of some really baffling controversy, even if not doing the monster numbers something like Game of Thrones. Still, HBO did give it a second season order back in April. Below is the TV teaser of the next episode, titled ”Leave Me Alone”, which is the 9th and second to final episode of the Girls initial season. Girls “Leave Me Alone” (airs June 10th on HBO) Episode Summary: Behind on rent and resentful of the literary success of a former classmate (Jenny Slate), Hannah starts work at Cafe Grumpy and does a reading hosted by a former professor (Michael Imperioli). Marnie finds it increasingly difficult to support Hannah financially and em ...
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Celebrity Real Estate: 'Sopranos' Michael Imperioli Finally Bumps Off Townhouse
Curbed- New York - almost 5 years
Click here to view the full photogallery. Michael Imperioli, who played unfortunate nephew Christopher Molitisanti to Tony Soprano on the "The Sopranos", finally unloaded his Pricechopped Renaissance-style West Broadway townhouse. After listing in early 2010 for $7.5 million, the 4BR/4BA townhouse at 138 West Broadway sold this month for the knee-capped price of $4.95 million—$1 million less than the prior asking price, and $2 million off what was being asked 11 months ago. Now that is taking a hit. Maybe the period decor was not to many people's taste, especially those who want to live in Tribeca. Or maybe someone made Imperioli an offer he couldn't refuse. · 138 West Broadway coverage [Curbed] · Goodsella [NYP]
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Mary J. Blige Burger King Ad Is The Rolling Stones Heinz Ad Of Our Generation
Best Week Ever - almost 5 years
Here’s a new Burger King commercial featuring Mary J. Blige singing a dancey R&B tune about a crispy chicken snack wrap. All of that makes sense, right? Cool, because it’s officially a thing. People online appear to be reacting as if this is the worst thing ever filmed, but in a commercial-world that includes Michael Imperioli popping up in a tequila ad to ask “Whatever happened to clothes?”, I feel odd casting any ad-stones in our glass ad-houses (if we were the ads in this analogy): Your thoughts on the campaign, Mr. Sterling?
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Michael Imperioli, Stockard Channing cast in pilots
Zap 2 it - almost 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-194769" href="/Michael+Imperioli+1">Michael Imperioli</a>, Emmy winner for "The Sopranos," has been cast in "County," NBC's medical drama from "Friday Night Lights" helmer Jason Katims. The show focuses on a group of hospital staff at LA County Hospital. It previously includes Jason Ritter, Michael B. Jordan, Jess Weixler and Aimee Garcia. [TV Line]The CW's "Shelter" has cast its first role in Elizabeth Henstridge as Grace, an overachiever and hotel manager at the Shelter Bay hotel, where the show takes place. The focus of the show is this historical summer resort where the staff must attend to the various needs of the guests. [Deadline]Jon Bernthal has been added to TNT's pilot "LA Noir," the network can confirm now that Bernthal's character on "The Walking Dead" is no more. Bernthal will play the male lead, an LAPD cop working to bring down mob boss Mickey Cohen. [TNT]"Devious Maids" has added "Melrose Place" alum Grant Show as a daytime soap opera...
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New on DVD: 'Top Gun' on Blu-ray; 'Prom' - Kansas City Star
Google News - over 5 years
&quot;Detroit 1-8-7: The Complete First Season&quot;: Michael Imperioli stars in this short-lived cop show. &quot;Cougar Town: The Complete Second Season&quot;: Courteney Cox stars in this ABC comedy series. &quot;An American Family: Anniversary Edition&quot;: This first reality
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Portrait Acteur : Michael Imperioli - Critictoo (Séries)
Google News - over 5 years
Tête d&#39;affiche de la défunte Detroit 1-8-7 qui n&#39;aura duré que le temps d&#39;une seule saison sur ABC, Michael Imperioli n&#39;en est pas à ses débuts, ayant derrière lui une carrière déjà bien remplie. Né le 26 mars 1966 à Mount Vernon, dans l&#39;État de New
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Michael Imperioli stars in 'Detroit 1-8-7,' new on DVD and Blu-ray - Plain Dealer
Google News - over 5 years
By Chris Ball, The Plain Dealer As the star of this gritty ABC series about Detroit&#39;s police homicide unit, Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltisanti on &quot;The Sopranos&quot;) makes an overused plot device seem fresh. He&#39;s Detective Louis Fitch,
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Michael Imperioli
  • 2015
    Age 48
    In 2015, he starred in Mad Dogs, a dark-comic thriller television series available for viewing on Amazon's Amazon Prime subscription service in the U.S and on Shomi in Canada.
    More Details Hide Details Imperioli, the son of Sicilian immigrants, was born in Mount Vernon, New York, the son of Dan Imperioli, a bus driver and amateur actor and Claire Imperioli, an amateur actress. In his early childhood he attended Lincoln School in Mount Vernon.
  • 2014
    Age 47
    He won the "Tournament of Stars" competition on the cooking show Chopped in 2014, sending $50,000 to his designated charity the Pureland Project, an organization which builds and maintains schools in rural Tibet.
    More Details Hide Details Imperioli has been married to Victoria Chlebowski since 1995, lives in Santa Barbara, California and has three children. He and his family are avid practitioners of Tae Kwon Do.
  • 2011
    Age 44
    Working with the writer Gabriele Tinti, he wrote the text Pride for Tinti's book New York Shots, and participated in a reading of The Way of the Cross at the Queens Museum of Art in 2011.
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  • 2004
    Age 37
    Imperioli has been nominated for two Golden Globe Awards as well as for five Emmy Awards for his work as Christopher Moltisanti on The Sopranos; he won one Emmy, for the show's fifth season in 2004.
    More Details Hide Details In addition to his role on The Sopranos, Imperioli has appeared in a number of films, including Goodfellas, Jungle Fever, Bad Boys, The Basketball Diaries, Clockers, Dead Presidents, Lean on Me, I Shot Andy Warhol, Last Man Standing, Shark Tale, High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story, and Summer of Sam, which he also co-wrote and co-produced. In addition, he also wrote a number of episodes for The Sopranos. He served as artistic director of Studio Dante, an Off-Broadway theater he formed with his wife. He is also the lead singer/guitarist for a rock band named La Dolce Vita. Imperioli is an active member of The Jazz Foundation of America and co-hosted their May 2009 annual benefit concert, "A Great Night in Harlem", at the Apollo Theater, which celebrated the foundation's 20th anniversary. He was a guest on episode MB2E08 ("San Giuseppe") of Mario Batali's Food Network television show Molto Mario.
  • 1983
    Age 16
    He graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Yonkers, New York in 1983.
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  • 1966
    Born on March 26, 1966.
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