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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 .


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
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Gena Rowlands
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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Ben Gazzara (66 films)

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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% 2.3809652.3809652.3809652.3809652.380965
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.
The Photographical Congress Arrives in Lyon, 1h37
Directed by Gela Babluani
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Documentary
Actors Sam Riley, Ray Winstone, Auguste Lumière, 50 Cent, Mickey Rourke, Jason Statham
Roles Schlondorff.
Rating59% 2.9995052.9995052.9995052.9995052.999505
Vincent "Vince" Ferro overhears people talking about a dead man who was going to start a well-paid job. Ferro, in need of money, steals an envelope containing the instructions for the job. He arrives at an event in a secluded place. He is ordered to strip, and his boot heels are cut off, in order to check for surveillance equipment. The organizers accept him for the job instead of the dead man. The job is participation in a series of Russian roulette games. There are several participants, identified by number. In each round, the participants have to spin the cylinder of their revolver, and shoot when the light of a special light bulb is switched on. The event is organized for the enjoyment of rich spectators, one of these spectators being Jasper Bagges, who places bets on who will survive. Bagges bets on his brother Ronald, who was brought from the mental institution.
Eve (2008)
, 21minutes
Directed by Natalie Portman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Lauren Bacall, Ben Gazzara, Olivia Thirlby
Roles Joe
Rating60% 3.0027053.0027053.0027053.0027053.002705
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% 3.187823.187823.187823.187823.18782
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% 3.597883.597883.597883.597883.59788
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% 3.3456353.3456353.3456353.3456353.345635
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 (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% 3.998443.998443.998443.998443.99844
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% 3.247643.247643.247643.247643.24764
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% 3.2971153.2971153.2971153.2971153.297115
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.
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% 3.3486653.3486653.3486653.3486653.348665
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% 3.3993853.3993853.3993853.3993853.399385
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.