Vincent Gallo
American actor, musician, writer and film director
Vincent Gallo
Vincent Gallo is an American film director and actor. Though he has had minor roles in mainstream films such as Goodfellas, he is most associated with independent movies, including Buffalo '66, which he wrote, directed, did the music for and starred in; The Brown Bunny, which he also wrote, directed, produced, starred in and photographed; Arizona Dream; The Funeral; and Palookaville.
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Christina Ricci Talks 'Buffalo '66' And 'Raving Lunatic' Vincent Gallo
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
The tale of a recently released prisoner who kidnaps a young girl and passes her off as his wife, Vincent Gallo's 1998 film "Buffalo '66" is still regarded as one of the greatest independent films ever made. But making it was quite the challenge, star Christina Ricci told HuffPost Live on Thursday. When host Ricky Camilleri asked about "Buffalo '66" and described Gallo as "exacting," "precise" and "demanding," Ricci made what was clearly a conscious decision to play nice. "Those are positive spins to put on it," she said. "That's a nice way to put it." Gallo has made it clear in the past there was no love lost between he and Ricci. Two years after the film's release, he described the actress as "an ungrateful c--t" who was "basically a puppet. I told her what to do, and she did it." Ricci told HuffPost Live the entire experience of shooting the movie was a challenge, from Gallo's on-set conduct to the nature of the production itself. She explained: That was very confusing b ...
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12 great years for fashion
Guardian (UK) - over 3 years
Byzantine chic, the furry 30s and 70s kitsch – there are some surprising style references this season. We reveal the years that influenced the looks of summer 2013 1174 It's just so weird that no one mentions the 1170s, isn't it? So thank goodness Dolce and Gabbana pointed out the brilliant Byzantine chicness of 1174 with its AW13 collection, which references the mosaics in the Catedral de Monreale in Sicily. Hand beading, laciness, cardinal red. As fresh now as they were in the 12th century. 1591 The Brooklyn hipster beard (19th-century blacksmith/Mumford & Sons/Johnny Harrington) has been the defining men's hairstyle reference of the past year. But the July release of Julian Fellowes' Romeo and Juliet brings news of looks hot from the 1590s. Damian Lewis as Lord Capulet revives the 16th-century monastic bowl cut as silver-fox material (yes, really) while Ed Westwick as Tybalt makes a strong case for the manbob. 1922 The Gatsby effect, as it turns out, is not about flapper ...
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Julie Delpy, '2 Days In New York' Star, On Critics, Romney And Being Called Crazy
Moviefone Blog - over 4 years
"So, Ethan Hawke said I was crazy in an interview," filmmaker Julie Delpy says to a PR person. "I'm going to bust his little balls." It's almost a little too in-scene: It's Julie Delpy, the French, indie darling who's doing her whole effortlessly dressed down thing -- a black wrap dress, no bra -- talking about her perma-love interest from "Before Sunrise" and its sequel, "Before Sunset." Of course, "his little balls" is not the stuff of their bittersweet romance films. But it is the sort of cavalier comment you'd find in her other pair of movies, "2 Days in Paris," and her newest, "2 Days in New York," except maybe a bit more over-the-top. In the stateside sequel to 2007's "Paris," Marion (Delpy), a new mom who's no longer with her long-time paramour Jack (Adam Goldberg), begins again with another live-in beau, played by Chris Rock. The film borrows a lot from its Frenchie brethren -- this time, as the title suggests, Marion's dad and sis visit New York and proceed to wreak ...
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Vincent Gallo Keeps ‘Promises Written in Water’ Off Screens
NYTimes - over 4 years
Vincent Gallo has been working hard to keep his 2010 film off screen, leaving the Whitney Biennial hanging.
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Vincent Gallo Keeps ‘Promises Written in Water’ Off Screens
NYTimes - over 4 years
Vincent Gallo has been working hard to keep his 2010 film off screen, leaving the Whitney Biennial hanging.
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Vincent Gallo Keeps ‘Promises Written in Water’ Off Screens
NYTimes - over 4 years
Vincent Gallo has been working hard to keep his 2010 film off screen, leaving the Whitney Biennial hanging.
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2 Days In New York Review: Encore Une Fois
On The Box - almost 5 years
2 Days In New York (15): On General Release Friday 18th May Julie Delpy seems like a director who is determined to make the same film over and over again.  2 Days In New York is the follow up to 2007’s 2 Days In Paris, but both films owe much to the Delpy/Hawke films Before Sunrise and Before Sunset. Five years on from 2 Days In New York and Marion (Delpy) is living in New York with her new boyfriend Mingus (Chris Rock) and they both have children from previous relationships.  As happy as they are, their relationship is tested to the limited by a two-day visit from Marion’s eccentric father (real life père Albert Delpy), her nymphomaniac sister Rose (Alexis Landeau) and Rose’s uninvited stoner boyfriend Manu (Alexandre Nahon) who also happens to be one of Marion’s exes. It’s familiar territory for anyone that’s seen the first film or the Delpy/Hawke diptych but the observations on modern relationships are not as cutting and there’s an overreliance on rather simplistic and broad ...
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Comment on The John Cassavetes Collection DVD Review by Bart Colbert
The Film Pilgrim - almost 5 years
Vincent Gallo is far more independent than Mr. Cassavetes ever was or ever could be. Gallo finances his own films, distributes them and recently doesn’t even distribute them or show them to anyone. Gallo has never been part of the mainstream in any way whatsoever and his manner after his film Buffalo 66 became popular was to make it clear and definitive he was not interested in taking his work closer to larger audiences or pursuing studio support. Gallo has no agent manager or support system of any kind and frankly he has no real support of the critics as his work is outside of their view of things. Gallo is America’s most independent filmmaker and Mr. Cassavetes would not have lasted a day in his shoes.
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The John Cassavetes Collection DVD Review
The Film Pilgrim - almost 5 years
Release Date (UK DVD) – 23rd April 2012 Runtime – Shadows 82 mins Faces 130 mins Director – John Cassavetes Country – USA Certificate (UK) – PG/15 Starring – Lelia Goldoni, Anthony Ray, Gena Rowlands There are many names synonymous with American independent cinema, from Scorsese and Rafeleson to Stephen Soderbergh, Kevin Smith and Vincent Gallo, but few can be said to be as independent of the system as John Cassavetes, patron saint of American Indies. In his own way as maverick as fellow low budget king Roger Corman, Cassavetes’ films thrived not on schlock, lurid titles or men in monster suits but on raw honesty and searing intensity. Cassavetes was an actor first and foremost, and his films have that focus on truth, honesty and humanity that prevent them becoming dated by changes in time or humanity. Cassavetes used money from his acting career and a cast plucked from his own acting workshops when he made the ultra low budget the uber guerrilla Shadows in 1959. It looked at ...
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Movies To Look Out For At This Year’s Tribeca Film Festival
NYU Local - almost 5 years
The big film festivals tend to have their own identities. Sundance gives us the best (and in some cases, the worst) of modern independent cinema. SXSW is for the funky little movies that are too cool and offbeat for Sundance. Cannes showcases epic auteurist fare from some of the biggest directors working today. Yet though it’s fairly recognizable, the Tribeca Film Festival has never really exhibited a brand before. However, worry not – even if there’s no such thing as a quintessential Tribeca movie, and even though most of the screenings are actually in Chelsea and the East Village, our most local film festival has a seriously impressive lineup this year. With tickets going on sale today for Amex members, on Sunday for downtown residents, and on Monday for the general public, here are our picks for what you should be on the lookout for at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. 2 Days in New York: The sequel to Julie Delpy’s delightful 2007 film 2 Days in Paris exchanges one major cit ...
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The Avengers Will Assemble At New York Comic Con, Plus Full Schedule Announced - Cinema Blend
Google News - over 5 years
... other film panels include conversations with the cast of the upcoming Red Tails, a spotlight on this summer's Conan the Barbarian, and for some reason, a panel dedicated to Essential Killing, Vincent Gallo's extremely divisive festival sensation
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Gemma Arterton: I love jeans - Belfast Telegraph
Google News - over 5 years
"But I liked the fact that every person G-Star has had in its campaigns isn't someone who would typically be in one, apart from Liv [Tyler]. It's had Dennis Hooper and now Vincent Gallo, really cool people. It always takes risks
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Francis Ford Coppola's 3-D Twixt in Toronto: The Third D Is for Dementia - TIME
Google News - over 5 years
Tetro, the story of a recluse (Vincent Gallo) whose father (Klaus Maria Brandauer) had stolen his dancer girlfriend and married her, bore similarities to the tense fraternity of Coppola's father Carmine and uncle Anton, who outshone Carmine as a
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The Fug Girls: A Coppola, a Presley, and One Lonely Jonas Brother at Anna Sui - New York Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
Anna Sui's shows always manage to cull an eclectic amalgamation of celebrities - everyone from Vincent Gallo to Fergie to Amy Sedaris - and this season was no different: We saw artsy director Sofia Coppola near scowling legacy child Lisa-Marie Presley
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"Blank City" captures spirit of No Wave film - OnMilwaukee.com
Google News - over 5 years
The story of that revolutionary underground film scene that helped sprout the careers of Richard Kern, Jim Jarmusch, John Waters, Susan Seidelman, Vincent Gallo, John Lurie, Ann Magnuson and Steve Buscemi, among others, is fodder for "Blank City
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Toronto International Film Festival 2011: Twixt, Shame - Time Out Chicago
Google News - over 5 years
That's not always a good thing: Youth Without Youth strained to find visual correlatives for its pretentious source material, and Tetro (2009) was so studied that even Vincent Gallo seemed subdued. But Coppola's new Twixt, which had its world premiere
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Producer Chad A. Verdi of Verdi Productions Heads to Toronto Film Festival to ... - MarketWatch (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
He tempts fate by lifting the badge of an NYC Detective (Michael Madsen) much to the annoyance of his viciously manipulative boss (Vincent Gallo). While playing this dangerous game of cat and mouse, Bobby runs into an even bigger challenge: a recent
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Producer Chad A. Verdi Teams With CMG for International Sales on 'Loosies' - MarketWatch (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
He tempts fate with the long arm of the law by lifting the badge of a NYC Detective (Michael Madsen) much to the annoyance of his viciously manipulative fence (Vincent Gallo). While playing this dangerous game of cat and mouse, Bobby runs into an even
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CMG, producer Chad A Verdi team up on Loosies - Screen International
Google News - over 5 years
Peter Facinelli wrote, produced and stars alongside Michael Madsen, Vincent Gallo and Jamie Alexander in the story of a pickpocket whose world is thrown into turmoil after he steals a police officer's badge and learns that he has become a father
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Vincent Gallo
    FIFTIES
  • 2013
    Age 51
    On August 3, 2013 Vincent Gallo headlined the 3rd Annual San Frandelic Summer Fest in San Francisco.
    More Details Hide Details Gallo directed music videos for the songs "Going Inside" by John Frusciante, and "Anemone" by L'Arc-en-Ciel. He also starred in the music videos for "Bitter" by Lit, "Cosmopolitan Bloodloss" by Glassjaw, "99 problems" by Jay-Z and "Grounded" by My Vitriol. Gallo also appeared as a model in H&M Spring 2009 Collection alongside Eva Herzigova. Gallo currently serves as the HOA president at his Arts District loft in Downtown Los Angeles. He makes a fictionalized appearance in Caspar Vega's 2012 book The Eclectic Prince. Gallo did a fashion campaign and photo shoot with G-Star RAW jeans in Fall 2011. Gallo is a supporter of the Republican Party, and has been seen at a New York fashion show with George W. Bush's daughters Barbara and Jenna. He has stated that his fantasy is "becoming more like the stereotype of the Republican Party." He also wishes to look "more like conservative journalist George Will." In his own words, Gallo "considered himself a radical, always, but an extremely conservative radical."
    He co-starred with Kōichi Satō and Yoo Ji-tae in Junji Sakamoto's 2013 film, Human Trust.
    More Details Hide Details Gallo played electric bass and sang in the mid-1970s in several adolescent garage bands such as Blue Mood, a progressive rock cover band named Zephyr (not to be confused with the late 1960s band of the same name) which did one performance in New York State, The Good (with Bernie Kugel and Larry Galanowitz), The Detours, and the Plastics. At the age of 16, Gallo moved to New York City and was a later member of the band Gray, with visual artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Gray played at clubs such as Max's Kansas City, CBGB's, Hurrahs, and the Mudd Club. A few of Gray's recordings appear on the soundtrack for the film Downtown 81. Gallo played in a band called Bohack which recorded an album entitled It Took Several Wives. When Bohack disbanded, Gallo turned his attention to acting, directing, and composing in films. He wrote songs for the soundtrack of the 1998 film Buffalo 66. He played in a rock band with Lukas Haas called Bunny, and Gallo put out his own album which he wrote, performed and produced under Warp Records, titled "When."
  • 2012
    Age 50
    Gallo stars in Davide Manuli's 2012 La leggenda di Kaspar Hauser, a modern-western interpretation of the German legend of Kaspar Hauser which premiered at the 2012 International Film Festival Rotterdam.
    More Details Hide Details Gallo plays the two largest roles in the film, the English-speaking Sheriff and the Italian speaking assassin.
  • FORTIES
  • 2010
    Age 48
    In 2010, Gallo won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the 67th Venice International Film Festival for his role in Essential Killing, although he doesn't have a single line in the film.
    More Details Hide Details He did not attend the ceremony to accept his award in person, leaving the duty to the film's director Jerzy Skolimowski, who tried to get the actor to reveal himself, leading the audience in a chant of his name. Gallo was not in attendance.
  • 2003
    Age 41
    In 2003, Gallo starred in and directed the film The Brown Bunny, which chronicles a motorcycle racer's cross-country road trip, and co-starred Chloë Sevigny.
    More Details Hide Details The film, which contained a scene of Sevigny performing unsimulated oral sex upon Gallo, received an overwhelmingly negative critical response to its Cannes premiere and became a media scandal, in part due to Gallo's use of a still image from a sex scene on a promotional billboard. According to Andrea LeVasseur of Allmovie, The Brown Bunny "premiered to much derision at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival." Film critic Roger Ebert stated that The Brown Bunny was the worst film in the history of Cannes. Gallo retorted by calling Ebert a "fat pig with the physique of a slave trader" and put a hex on Ebert, wishing him colon cancer. Ebert then responded – paraphrasing a statement made by Winston Churchill – that, "although I am fat, one day I will be thin, but Mr. Gallo will still have been the director of The Brown Bunny." Gallo and Ebert later made up, and Ebert ended up giving a thumbs up to the finished version of The Brown Bunny.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1998
    Age 36
    In 1998, his directorial debut film Buffalo '66 was nominated for, but did not win, an award for "Best First Feature" at the Independent Spirit Awards.
    More Details Hide Details Gallo made this drama for $1.5 M, serving as writer, director, lead actor, and composer/performer of the soundtrack. The release of Buffalo '66 "gained him a solid fan base."
  • TWENTIES
  • 1989
    Age 27
    After starring in the obscure 1989 film Doc's Kingdom, he began acting in small parts in more well-known films such as Goodfellas, The House of the Spirits, and The Perez Family.
    More Details Hide Details French director Claire Denis hired Gallo to act in several films such as the "short film Keep It for Yourself, the made-for-TV U.S. Go Home, and its follow-up feature Nénette et Boni (1996)."
  • 1984
    Age 22
    In 1984, Gallo acted in The Way It Is (1985) by Eric Mitchell, which included actors Steve Buscemi and Rockets Redglare.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1981
    Age 19
    He made the short film "If You Feel Froggy, Jump" and appeared in the 1981 film Downtown 81 with painter Jean-Michel Basquiat.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1961
    Born
    Born on April 11, 1961.
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