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Ben Gazzara is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter American born on 28 august 1930 at New York City (USA)

Ben Gazzara

Ben Gazzara
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Birth name Biagio Anthony Gazzara
Nationality USA
Birth 28 august 1930 at New York City (USA)
Death 3 february 2012 (at 81 years) at New York City (USA)

Biagio Anthony Gazzarra (August 28, 1930 – February 3, 2012), known as Ben Gazzara, was an American film, stage, and television actor and director. He won an Emmy Award for his role in Hysterical Blindness .

Biography

Gazzara married three times; to actress Louise Erickson (1951–57), actress Janice Rule (1961–1979), and German model Elke Krivat from 1982. Following his separation from his first wife, Gazzara was engaged to stage actress Elaine Stritch and later disclosed a love affair with actress Audrey Hepburn. He and Hepburn co-starred in two of her final films, Bloodline (1979) and They All Laughed (1981).

During filming of the war movie The Bridge at Remagen (1969) co-starring Gazzara and his friend Robert Vaughn, the Warsaw Pact invaded Czechoslovakia. Filming was halted temporarily, and the cast and crew were detained before filming was completed in West Germany. During their departure from Czechoslovakia, Gazzara and Vaughn assisted with the escape of a Czech waitress whom they had befriended. They smuggled her to Austria in a car waved through a border crossing that had not yet been taken over by the Soviet army in its crackdown on the Prague Spring.

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Al Ruban
Al Ruban
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Paula Cale
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Mekhi Phifer
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Ben Gazzara (66 films)

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Actor

Chez Gino
Chez Gino (2011)
, 1h40
Directed by Samuel Benchetrit
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Actors José Garcia, Anna Mouglalis, Samuel Benchetrit, Sergi López, Ben Gazzara, Fabrice Adde
Roles Oncle Giovanni
Rating47% 2.3819352.3819352.3819352.3819352.381935
Gino Roma tient une pizzeria depuis trente ans à Bruxelles, achetée grâce à l'argent de son épouse Simone. Sa vie tranquille est bouleversée lorsqu'il apprend la mort prochaine de son oncle, parrain de la mafia, italien milliardaire dont une grosse part d’héritage lui est promise. Pour la toucher, il doit prouver à son oncle qu'il est bien devenu, comme il le lui a raconté, un redoutable parrain qui règne sur les pizzerias de Bruxelles. Gino commande alors à un réalisateur, un documentaire pour le présenter comme un truand de grande envergure.
Eve
Eve (2008)
, 21minutes
Directed by Natalie Portman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Lauren Bacall, Ben Gazzara, Olivia Thirlby
Roles Joe
Rating61% 3.0970953.0970953.0970953.0970953.097095
Kate (Olivia Thirlby) is a young woman visiting her grandmother (Lauren Bacall) to talk about her mother "Eve" but instead she surprisingly ends up as both chauffer and chaperone on her grandmother's romantic dinner date with a widower named Joe (Ben Gazzara).
Empire State Building Murders
Actors Ben Gazzara, Mickey Rooney, Kirk Douglas, Cyd Charisse, Richard Erdman, Anne Jeffreys
Roles Paulie Genovese
Rating63% 3.188513.188513.188513.188513.18851
William Karel rend hommage au cinéma américain et plus particulièrement au film noir en inventant une nouvelle fiction à partir des films emblématiques du Cinéma noir américain. Des acteurs mythiques de l'âge d'or hollywoodien, tels Kirk Douglas, Mickey Rooney ou Ben Gazzara, grâce à leur participation bienveillante au nouveau scénario, redonnent vie au New York des années 30 et 40, sur fond de prohibition, de mafia et de guerre des gangs.
Paris Je T'aime, 1h55
Directed by Wes Craven, Gérard Depardieu, Bruno Podalydès, Alfonso Cuarón, Sylvain Chomet, Alexander Payne, Olivier Assayas, Christopher Doyle, Gus Van Sant, Richard LaGravenese, Walter Salles, Vincenzo Natali, Nobuhiro Suwa, Isabel Coixet, Gurinder Chadha, Oliver Schmitz, Tom Tykwer, Daniela Thomas, Frédéric Auburtin
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Anthology film, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Vampires in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Fanny Ardant, Juliette Binoche, Julie Bataille, Steve Buscemi, Bruno Podalydès, Sergio Castellitto
Roles Ben (Quartier Latin)
Rating71% 3.59813.59813.59813.59813.5981
Génération AMOUR...Au fil des quartiers, des histoires d'amour passager, voilé, mimé, vampirisé, malmené ou révélé...Un Pari(s) moderne émouvant et drôle, un film plein de vie(s) sur le thème de l'Amour.
Pope John Paul II (TV miniseries), 3h20
Directed by John Kent Harrison
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion
Actors Jon Voight, Cary Elwes, James Cromwell, Ben Gazzara, Christopher Lee, Jan Niklas
Roles Kardinal Agostino Casaroli
Rating66% 3.345723.345723.345723.345723.34572
Part 1: (4 December 2005) The film opens with 13 May 1981's Pope John Paul II assassination attempt by Mehmet Ali Agca, then while he is on his way to and inside Gemelli Hospital, flashes back to the young Karol "Lolek" Wojtyla whose faith and values are initially fostered by his loving, devout parents, who, along with his older brother, die of natural causes when Karol is 20 years old.
Dogville
Dogville (2003)
, 2h58
Directed by Lars von Trier
Origin Danemark
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Transport films, Rape in fiction, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall, Chloë Sevigny, Harriet Andersson, Paul Bettany, Jean-Marc Barr
Roles Jack McKay
Rating79% 3.99853.99853.99853.99853.9985
Dogville est une petite ville américaine située dans les montagnes Rocheuses avec comme voie d'accès une unique route. Le film débute par un prologue dans lequel nous faisons connaissance avec la vingtaine d'habitants qui constitue la bourgade. Ils sont présentés comme des gens chaleureux dont les petits défauts sont faciles à oublier.
Hysterical Blindness, 1h36
Directed by Mira Nair
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Uma Thurman, Gena Rowlands, Juliette Lewis, Ben Gazzara, Justin Chambers, Susan Isaacs
Roles Nick
Rating64% 3.2477353.2477353.2477353.2477353.247735
It's 1987 in Bayonne, New Jersey and Debby Miller has just been diagnosed with a condition called hysterical blindness in which there are moments when her sight fades in and out. The doctor tells her to try to have fun with her friends. She and her best friend Beth go to their favorite pub, Ollie's, and try to find a man and have a drink. Beth flirts with the bartender and Debby gets angry with her and decides to go outside. There she meets Rick. He wants little to do with her but she convinces him to walk her to her car. As a 'thank you' she offers to buy him a drink and tells him that she will be at the same bar again tomorrow.
Brian's Song, 1h28
Directed by Mekhi Phifer, Ben Gazzara, Sean Maher, Elise Neal, William Blinn, Paula Cale
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Action
Themes Medical-themed films, Sports films, American football films, Films about cancer
Actors Sean Maher, Mekhi Phifer, Paula Cale, Elise Neal, Dean McDermott, Ben Gazzara
Roles Coach Halas
Rating65% 3.2973253.2973253.2973253.2973253.297325
Brian and Gale aren't friends in the beginning, in fact they are rivals. Brian, during their season together, was always one-upped by Gale, never being in the spotlight. After their first season, Brian pledges to beat Gale and take his position on the team.
Happiness
Happiness (1999)
, 2h14
Directed by Todd Solondz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Horror
Themes Films about children, Films about families, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Films about pedophilia
Actors Jane Adams, Elizabeth Ashley, Dylan Baker, Lara Flynn Boyle, Ben Gazzara, Jared Harris
Roles Lenny Jordan
Rating76% 3.8488953.8488953.8488953.8488953.848895
Trish Maplewood, the eldest Jordan sister, is an upper middle class housewife happily married to psychiatrist Bill Maplewood and has three children. Unbeknownst to Trish, however, Bill is a pedophile who is obsessed with 11-year-old Johnny Grasso, a classmate of their son, Billy. When Johnny comes to the Jordan house for a sleepover, Bill drugs and rapes him. Later, Bill learns that another boy, Ronald Farber, is home alone while his parents are away in Europe. Under the guise of attending a PTA meeting, Bill drives to the boy's house and rapes him as well. After Johnny is taken to the hospital and found to have been sexually abused, the police arrive at the Maplewood residence to question Bill. After alerting his wife to the police presence, Bill begins by asking the two detectives, "You said something about Ronald Farber?" The two detectives, looking puzzled, say nothing. Bill then stammers, "I mean, Johnny Grasso." Out on bail, he tearfully admits to Billy that he "fucked" the boys, that he enjoyed it, and that he would do it again. When Billy asks, "Would you ever fuck me?", his father replies, "No... I jerk off instead.
Summer of Sam, 2h22
Directed by Spike Lee
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance
Themes Météorologie, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Serial killer films, Musical films
Actors John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody, Mira Sorvino, Jennifer Esposito, Anthony LaPaglia, Michael Rispoli
Roles Luigi
Rating66% 3.3488553.3488553.3488553.3488553.348855
It is the summer of 1977 and New York City lives in fear of the serial killer Son of Sam who has shot several women in parked cars. One night, Vinny and his wife Dionna go to a night club, where they dance and have drinks with friends. Dionna's attractive cousin wants to leave, which Vinny volunteers to take her cousin home. He takes her to an undisclosed area and has anal sex with her in the back seat of his car. Moments after Vinny and Dionna's cousin finish and leave the area, the Son of Sam killer arrives and kills two victims that were parked not too far from where Vinny was at.
The Thomas Crown Affair, 1h53
Directed by John McTiernan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Themes Peinture, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo, Denis Leary, Ben Gazzara, Fritz Weaver, Frankie Faison
Roles Andrew Wallace
Rating67% 3.3994553.3994553.3994553.3994553.399455
At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, an attempted robbery of precious paintings fails when museum employees discover imposters posing as staff. In all the confusion of locking down the museum and capturing the robbers, Thomas Crown (Pierce Brosnan) slips into an adjacent room and steals the painting of San Giorgio Maggiore at Dusk by Monet. The insurers of the $100 million artwork send investigator Catherine Banning (Rene Russo) to assist NYPD Detective Michael McCann (Denis Leary) in solving the crime.
Buffalo '66, 1h50
Directed by Vincent Gallo
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about families, Psychologie, Transport films, Road movies
Actors Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci, Anjelica Huston, Ben Gazzara, Mickey Rourke, Rosanna Arquette
Roles Jimmy Brown
Rating73% 3.6978953.6978953.6978953.6978953.697895
Having just served five years in prison for a crime he did not commit, Billy Brown (Vincent Gallo) kidnaps a young tap dancer named Layla (Christina Ricci) and forces her to pretend to be his wife. Layla allows herself to be kidnapped and it is clear she is romantically attracted to Billy from the start, but Billy all the while is compelled to deal with his own demons, his loneliness and his depression.