Sal Mineo
American actor
Sal Mineo
Salvatore "Sal" Mineo, Jr. , was an American film and theatre actor, best known for his performance as John "Plato" Crawford opposite James Dean in the film Rebel Without a Cause. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor on two occasions; once for his role in Rebel Without a Cause, and also for his role as Dov Landau in Exodus.
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Venice Film Festival Day 3: Viggo Mortensen Plays Freud; Kate Winslet Honored - Hollywood Reporter
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Al Pacino, who will have a special VIP dinner in his honor Saturday, arrived on the Lido Friday in connection with out-of-competition drama Wilde Salome, his latest directorial effort. James Franco, the director of the Sal Mineo documentary, Sal,
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James Franco Drops Out of Broadway Play 'Sweet Bird of Youth' - LimeLife (blog)
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Franco's publicist declined to give a reason why he's out of the play, but with a full upcoming movie slate (including a Wizard of Oz prequel, a biopic of actor Sal Mineo and a drama about real-life 1980s serial killer Richard Ramírez),
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2011 Venice Film Festival: What to Expect - Wall Street Journal (blog)
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-“Wuthering Heights” (Venezia 68): A new British adaptation of Emily Bronte's classic — and only — novel. -“Sal” (Orizzonti): James Franco directs Val Lauren as 1950s-'60s actor Sal Mineo, James Dean's co-star in “Rebel Without a Cause.”
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Lady Gaga brings 50's hoodlum Sal Mineo back to life at VMA's - Gather Celebs News Channel
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Dressed like a slick 50's greaser, she called herself "Jo" but she was a dead ringer for Sal Mineo, a Hollywood great. Mineo was the famous "Plato" along side James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause, a movie that is still a must-see for young movie buffs
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EXCERPT; Excerpt - Rebels in Paradise - By Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
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Chapter One 1963: Andy and Marcel The seven-foot Elvis in the Ferus Gallery window was startling, even by Los Angeles standards. In the gallery's back room, paintings of Elizabeth Taylor, with her outsized red lips and slashes of bright blue eye shadow, greeted visitors. Andy Warhol was fixated on celebrities and it wouldn't be long before he would
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True Blood's Jim Parrack on His Character's Dark Side, Working With James ... - New York Magazine
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Your film with James Franco, Sal, about the late Sal Mineo, is premiering at the Venice Film Festival later this month. What can we expect? There's some great material. It's amazing to me that Sal Mineo was getting nominated for Oscars [for Rebel
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James Franco to direct docu on porn industry - Inquirer.net
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In the coming Venice Film Festival, a biopic of Sal Mineo, an actor who was murdered in West Hollywood in 1976, directed and cowritten by James, premieres in the sidebar, Orizzonti. Sal was James Dean's costar in “Rebel Without a Cause
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ARTS, BRIEFLY; Nicholas Ray Archives Find a Home in Texas
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Nicholas Ray, the director of the 1955 film classic ''Rebel Without a Cause,'' was pretty much banished from Hollywood in the early 1960s as a result of his drug and alcohol addictions, and volatile temper. But his early work influenced a generation of filmmakers. Now his voluminous archives have been bought from his widow, Susan Ray, by the Harry
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Nicholas Ray Archives Find a Home in Texas - New York Times (blog)
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The cache of original treatments, annotated scripts, photographs, journals, notes, video recordings and film includes 64 storyboards from “Rebel Without a Cause,” which starred James Dean, Sal Mineo and Natalie Wood. They show that Ray initially
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Archives of director Ray for UT's Ransom Center - Houston Chronicle
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Storyboards from the Oscar-nominated 1955 movie, starring James Dean, Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo, went on display Thursday on the first floor of the center, which is part of the University of Texas. The center announced Wednesday that the items,
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Venice Horizons hosts Demme, Franco pix - Variety
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Demme is coming with post-Katrina docu "I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad and the Beautiful"; Franco with Sal Mineo biopic "Sal," starring Val Lauren; and McElwee with "Photographic Memory." Tsukamoto, a Lido aficionado, is coming with anime
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James Franco To Reprise 'General Hospital' Role - Hollywood.com
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The Oscar-nominated actor is committing to a "longterm" story arc, but presumably not longterm enough to impact Franco's other, slightly less weird jobs, such as directing an upcoming Sal Mineo biopic, costarring in The Sweet Bird of Youth on Broadway
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sal Mineo
    THIRTIES
  • 1976
    Age 37
    By 1976, Mineo's career had begun to turn around.
    More Details Hide Details While playing the role of a bisexual burglar in a series of stage performances of the comedy, P.S. Your Cat Is Dead, in San Francisco, Mineo received substantial publicity from many positive reviews, and he moved to Los Angeles along with the play.
  • 1975
    Age 36
    In 1975, Mineo appeared as Rachman Habib, assistant to the president of a Middle Eastern country, in the Columbo episode "A Case of Immunity", on NBC-TV.
    More Details Hide Details This episode was filmed entirely on location at Greenacres, the (by that time declining) estate of silent screen legend Harold Lloyd. Soon after the filming, the estate was sold and subdivided into 12 estate lots. Mineo also appeared in two episodes of Hawaii Five-O, in 1968 and 1975. Mineo met actress Jill Haworth at the set of the film Exodus, where they played young lovers, for which he won a Golden Globe Award and received another Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor. Mineo and Haworth were together on-and-off for many years, even getting engaged to be married at one point, though she canceled the engagement when she became aware of an affair Sal was having with Bobby Sherman. They did remain very close friends until Mineo's death. Mineo was very protective of Haworth, especially regarding Haworth's social circles. He clearly expressed disapproval of Haworth's brief relationship with the much older television producer Aaron Spelling. Haworth was 20 and Spelling was 42. One night when Mineo found Haworth and Spelling at a private Beverly Hills nightclub, he walked up and punched Spelling in the face, yelling, "Do you know how old she is? What are you doing with her at your age?"
  • 1972
    Age 33
    In a 1972 interview with Boze Hadleigh, Mineo discussed his bisexuality.
    More Details Hide Details At the time of his death, he was in a 6-year relationship and was living with male actor Courtney Burr III. Michael G. Michaud wrote a biography of Mineo with the majority of information coming from Haworth and Burr. In his book, Michaud has confirmed that Mineo had sexual relations with then teen idol Bobby Sherman. He also cleared up rumours about Mineo's co-stars James Dean (in the film Rebel Without a Cause, 1955) and Don Johnson (in the play Fortune and Men's Eyes, 1969). Mineo never had any sexual relations with either Dean or Johnson. Johnson and Mineo had been roommates for a time and became friends. Mineo was also close friends with David Cassidy, another teen idol. Mineo has become a gay icon posthumously. Some people, mostly within the LGBT community, label him "homosexual" (even though Mineo himself has said he was "bisexual") and say that Haworth was nothing but a close friend and "his beard". Michaud denies this, describing Mineo and Haworth's relationship as a normal heterosexual relationship, and stating that Mineo fell in love with Haworth and regarded her as one of the most important people in his life.
  • 1970
    Age 31
    In 1970, Mineo was crowned King of the Beaux Arts Ball.
    More Details Hide Details Presiding with him as his Queen was Madeleine Le Roux. Mineo's last motion picture role was a small part in the film Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971), as the chimpanzee Dr. Milo.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1969
    Age 30
    In 1969, Mineo returned to the stage to direct a Los Angeles production of the LGBT-themed play Fortune and Men's Eyes (1967), featuring then-unknown Don Johnson as Smitty and himself as Rocky.
    More Details Hide Details The production received positive reviews, although its expanded prison rape scene was criticized as excessive and gratuitous.
  • 1966
    Age 27
    Mineo guest-starred in an episode of ABC's TV series Combat! in 1966, playing the role of a GI wanted for murder.
    More Details Hide Details He did two more appearances on the same show, including appearing in an installment with Fernando Lamas. Mineo's role as a stalker in Who Killed Teddy Bear? (1965), which co-starred Juliet Prowse, did not seem to help. Although his performance was praised by critics, he found himself typecast anew, now as a deranged criminal. He never entirely escaped this characterization. One of his last roles was a guest spot on the TV series S.W.A.T. (1975), playing a cult leader similar to Charles Manson.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1957
    Age 18
    He appeared as the celebrity guest challenger on the June 30, 1957, episode of What's My Line?
    More Details Hide Details Mineo made an effort to break his typecasting. His acting ability and exotic good looks earned him roles as the Native American boy in the above-mentioned film Tonka (1956), and as a Jewish emigrant in Otto Preminger's Exodus (1960), for which he won a Golden Globe Award and received another Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor. By the early 1960s, he was becoming too old to play the type of role that had made him famous, and his homosexuality led to his being considered inappropriate for leading roles. For example, he auditioned for David Lean's film Lawrence of Arabia (1962), but was not hired. He also appeared in The Longest Day (1962), wherein he played a private who is killed by a German after the landing in Sainte-Mère-Église. Mineo was baffled by his sudden loss of popularity, later saying, "One minute it seemed I had more movie offers than I could handle; the next, no one wanted me." The high point of this period was his portrayal of Uriah in The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965). Mineo also appeared on the Season 2 episode of The Patty Duke Show: "Patty Meets a Celebrity"(1964). There are stories he attempted to revive his career by camping out on the front lawn of Francis Ford Coppola's home, for a chance to win the role of Fredo Corleone in The Godfather (1972), but the role went to John Cazale.
  • 1953
    Age 14
    As a teenager, Mineo appeared on ABC's musical quiz program Jukebox Jury, which aired in the 1953-1954 season.
    More Details Hide Details Mineo made several television appearances before making his screen debut in the Joseph Pevney film Six Bridges to Cross (1955). He beat out Clint Eastwood for the role. Mineo had also successfully auditioned for a part in The Private War of Major Benson (1955), as a cadet colonel opposite Charlton Heston. His breakthrough as an actor came in Rebel Without a Cause (1955), in which he played John "Plato" Crawford, the sensitive teenager smitten with Jim Stark (played by James Dean). His performance resulted in an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, and his popularity quickly developed. Mineo's biographer, Paul Jeffers, recounted that Mineo received thousands of letters from young female fans, was mobbed by them at public appearances, and further wrote: "He dated the most beautiful women in Hollywood and New York City." In Giant (1956), Mineo played Angel Obregon II, a Mexican boy killed in World War II, but many of his subsequent roles were variations of his role in Rebel Without a Cause, and he was typecast as a troubled teen. In the Disney adventure Tonka (1958), for instance, Mineo starred as a young Sioux named White Bull who traps and domesticates a clear-eyed, spirited wild horse named Tonka that becomes the famous Comanche, the lone survivor of Custer's Last Stand.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1939
    Age 0
    Born on January 10, 1939.
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