About Joe Pesci (1943 - )
Joe Pesci was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award in 1980 Martin Scorsese's RAGING BULL. Raging bull is a drama of a boxer's life.
Joe Pesci won a Best Supporting Oscar for portraying
a Mafia member with a sudden, deadly temper in the 1990 drama, GOODFELLAS, with Robert De Niro. His rib was broken accidentally by method actor Robert De Niro on camera in RAGING BULL, which was used in the final film.
Joe Pesci worked with Rodney Dangerfield in EASY MONEY IN 1983. In the 1984 movie, ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA, he played a crook with DeNiro again. He played con man Leo Getz in LETHAL WEAPON II (1989).
Joe Pesci played in the comedy, HOME ALONE IN 1990, as a burglar outwitted by a kid. He again played a bumbling crook in HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK in 1992.
He played another psychotic gangster, Nicky, based on a real life mobster in the 1995 drama, CASINO, with Robert DeNiro and Sharon Stone.
Pesci's other notable credits include...
RAGING BULL (1980)
EASY MONEY (1983)
ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA (1984)
WEAPON 2 (1989)
BETSY'S WEDDING (1990)
HOME ALONE (1990)
THE SUPER (1991)
LETHAL WEAPON 3 (1992)
HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK(1992)
MY COUSIN VINNY (1992)
THE PUBLIC EYE (1992)
A BRONX TALE (1993)
JIMMY HOLLYWOOD (1994)
WITH HONORS (1994)
8 HEADS IN A DUFFLE BAG (1997)
GONE FISHIN' (1997)
WEAPON 4 (1998)
A GALAXY FAR FAR AWAY (2001)
THE GOOD SHEPHERD (2006)