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Armand Assante – MovieActors.com

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Armand Assante in PRIVATE BENJAMIN.

About Armand Assante (1949 –)

Armand Anthony Assante Jr. has successfully portrayed a wide range of intriguing characters from numerous ethnic backgrounds, both on screen and in the theater.  Assante was born in New York City and raised in Cornwall, New York. H was the son of Katherine, a music teacher and poet, and Armand Anthony Assante, Sr., a painter and artist.

He graduated from Cornwall Central High School and received his dramatic training at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Armand's first screen role was as a wedding guest in the minor cult film The Lords of Flatbush (1974). This film "Flatbush," starring Henry Winkler and Sylvester Stallone. Then after guest appearances in several TV soap operas, he was back alongside Sylvester Stallone in Paradise Alley (1978).

Assante's somewhat sinister look has made him a popular choice for tough-guy heroes. He starred in the role as private eye Mike Hammer in the film I, the Jury (1982). He played a mafia gangsters like that of Michael Moretti in Sidney Sheldon's Rage of Angels. He portrayed the notorious Bugsy Siegel in a comedy, Neil Simon's The Marrying Man (1991), another mobster in Hoffa (1992), starring Jack Nicholson. He also played crime kingpin John Gotti in the 1996 made-for-television biopic Gotti. He won his Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie.

Assante's acting talents remain in strong demand. He has continued to stay busy on screen with recent appearances in One Eyed King (2001), Citizen Verdict (2003) and Two for the Money (2005).

More recently he appeared in American Gangster (2007) with Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe, Chicago Overcoat (2008) and Darc (2009).

Armand Assante's notable movie credits include...

THE NIGHT NEVER SLEEP (2012)
THE RETURN OF JOE RICH (2011)
GUIDO (2011)
JESSE (2011)
MINKOW (2011)
SHADOWS IN PARADISE(2010)
MAGIC MAN(2010)
KILLER BY NATURE(2010)
THE BLEEDING(2009)
CHICAGO OVERCOAT(2009)
BREAKING POINT(2009)
THE STEAM EXPERIMENT(2009)
THE LOST(2009)
LA LINEA – THE LINE (2009)
THE MAN WHO CAME BACK (2008)
AMERICAN GANGSTER (2007)
WHEN NIETZSCHE WEPT (2007)
CALIFORNIA DREAMIN' (2007)
PARADISE ALLEY (1978)

Armand Assante's television credits include...

CHUCK (TV SERIES) (2010)
HUMAN TARGET (TV SERIES) (2010)
THE LOST (TV MOVIE) (2009)
SHARK SWARM (TV MOVIE) (2008)
OCTOBER ROAD (TV MOVIE) (2008)
NCIS (TV SERIES) (2007)
ER (TV SERIES) (2006)

Armand Assante Quotes ...

“I do not want to act unless I have a a great intimacy with the people I'm working with.”

“I've got the best deal on Earth. Where else can I sin and know that I'm forgiven for it?”

“Literature is air, and I'm suffocating in mediocrity.”

“I go out there and make a fool of myself. It's inevitable.”

“I live a very quiet life, although I'm very urban and a diehard New Yorker.”

Armand Assante Interviews ...

I live a very quiet life, although I'm very urban and a diehard New Yorker. READ INTERVIEW

Interview: Armand Assante – California Dreamin' star sheds light on the acclaimed situational comedy set in post-communist Romania ... READ

Vin Diesel and Armand Assante interview ... VIDEO INTERVIEW

FESTIVAL TV MONTE-CARLO – ARMAND ASSANTE 2 parts ... VIDEO – 1 and VIDEO – 2

Veteran Actor Armand Assante on GDLA – KTTV FOX 5 Los Angeles, Sep. 14, 2009 ... SEE VIDEO

Entertainment Hollywood Armand Assante interview ... WATCH INTERVIEW

Morning show interview with Actor Armand Assante. He talks about his role in the upcoming film "The Line ( La Linea )" ...WATCH ASSANTE

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