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Danny Aiello is a Actor American born on 20 june 1933 at New York City (USA)

Danny Aiello

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Birth name Daniel Louis Aiello Jr.
Nationality USA
Birth 20 june 1933 at New York City (USA)
Death 12 december 2019 (at 86 years)

Daniel Louis "Danny" Aiello, Jr. (/aɪˈɛloʊ/; born June 20, 1933)
is an American actor who has appeared in numerous motion pictures, including Once Upon a Time in America, Ruby, The Godfather: Part II, Hudson Hawk, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Moonstruck, Léon: The Professional, Two Days in the Valley, Once Around and Dinner Rush. He had a pivotal role in the 1989 Spike Lee film Do the Right Thing as Salvatore "Sal" Frangione, the pizzeria owner, which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Aiello also played Don Domenico Clericuzio in a miniseries, Mario Puzo's The Last Don.


Aiello lived in Ramsey, New Jersey, for many years. He later moved to Saddle River, New Jersey. He is the father of stuntman and actor Danny Aiello III, who died May 1, 2010 of pancreatic cancer, Rick Aiello., Jaime Aiello, and daughter Stacey Aiello. Grandfather to Dawn and Allison Aiello, Brielle Aiello, Ricky Aiello, Tori Aiello, Sydney and Gabrielle Fingerhut, Zac Aiello, Jake Aiello, and William Daniel Poppe.

In 2014, Aiello published his autobiography, I Only Know Who I Am When I Am Somebody Else: My Life on the Street, On the Stage, and in the Movies via Simon and Schuster.

His nephew is Michael Kay, announcer for the New York Yankees.

Best films

Moonstruck (1988)
Fort Apache, the Bronx (1981)
Léon: The Professional (1994)
Do the Right Thing (1989)
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
Bang the Drum Slowly (1978)

Usually with

Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(4 films)
John Herzfeld
John Herzfeld
(3 films)
Paul Mazursky
Paul Mazursky
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Danny Aiello (55 films)

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Little Italy, 1h42
Directed by Donald Petrie
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Emma Roberts, Hayden Christensen, Danny Aiello, Andrea Martin, Adam Ferrara, Gary Basaraba
Roles Carlo
Rating57% 2.8670852.8670852.8670852.8670852.867085
Un jeune couple à l'idylle naissante doit faire face à la guerre de leurs deux familles, propriétaires de pizzérias concurrentes.
Reach Me
Reach Me (2014)
, 1h35
Directed by John Herzfeld
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime, Romance
Actors Lauren Cohan, Sylvester Stallone, Scarlett Johansson, Cary Elwes, Terry Crews, Tom Hanks
Roles Father Paul
Rating49% 2.4600552.4600552.4600552.4600552.460055
With an ensemble cast, this film tells interwoven stories from a diverse group of people who are united by one thing: a powerful book published by an unknown mysterious author. When the book's positive message goes viral, a journalist and his editor, a former inmate, a hip-hop mogul, an actor and an undercover cop are inspired to change their lives by facing their own fears.
Henry & Me
Henry & Me (2014)
, 1h7
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Themes Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Richard Gere, Chazz Palminteri, Danny Aiello, Luis Guzmán, Cyndi Lauper, Paul Simon
Roles Dr. Acosta (voice)
Rating59% 2.99522.99522.99522.99522.9952
This script must be run from the command line
Lucky Number Slevin, 1h48
Directed by Paul McGuigan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Josh Hartnett, Morgan Freeman, Ben Kingsley, Lucy Liu, Stanley Tucci, Bruce Willis
Roles Roth
Rating76% 3.848763.848763.848763.848763.84876
During the film's opening credits, two bookies are separately ambushed and murdered by their unseen killers, and, elsewhere, a young man is killed by a sniper. In a bus terminal, a young man is approached by Goodkat (Bruce Willis), who tells the story of Max and the Kansas City Shuffle: two decades earlier, Max borrowed money from the mob to bet on a fixed horse race, only for the horse to die mid-race. To set an example to make sure nobody else would try to bet on a fixed race, the mob killed Max, his wife and young son Henry. Goodkat concludes that a "Kansas City Shuffle" is a misleading double bluff, and so tricks and kills the young man, before loading his body into a truck.
A Broken Sole, 1h37
Origin USA
Themes Films based on the September 11 attacks, Films about terrorism, Disaster films, Films about hijackings
Actors Danny Aiello, Judith Light, Laila Robins, Bob Dishy, Margaret Colin, John Shea
Roles The Shoemaker
Rating61% 3.06923.06923.06923.06923.0692
Based on three short plays by Susan Charlotte, the film follows the lives of six characters: a shoemaker and his customer, a cabbie and his passenger, and a dyslexic director and his date.
Brooklyn Lobster, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Danny Aiello, Jane Curtin, Heather Burns, Marisa Ryan, Ricky D. Aiello, Barbara Garrick
Roles Frank Giorgio
Rating62% 3.1464253.1464253.1464253.1464253.146425
Giorgio's Lobster Farm est une tradition à Brooklyn depuis plus de 65 ans. Tenu par un équipage excentrique et servant les meilleurs fruits de mer de l'État.
Off Key
Off Key (2001)

Directed by Manuel Gómez Pereira
Genres Comedy, Musical
Actors Joe Mantegna, Danny Aiello, George Hamilton, Anna Galiena, Ariadna Gil, Claudia Gerini
Roles Fabrizio Benini
Rating53% 2.6674652.6674652.6674652.6674652.667465
The movie opens with a shot of a poster with three men in tuxedos under the name "Los Tres Tenores". Inside a theater in Mexico, one of the men, the dapper and refined French tenor Armand Dupres sings an operatic aria. Backstage, Spanish tenor Ricardo Palacios' wife tries to shoot him in the groin for cheating on her. Police take her away screaming, as Palacios and superstitious Italian tenor, Fabrizio Bernini, prepare to go onstage. Palacios hands his colleagues large Mexican sombreros and tells them to their disgust they must sing a mariachi number together. The concert turns into a disaster. A series of newspaper headlines follow their performance asking "Tenors or Clowns?" and explaining that his singing partners are suing Palacios for fraud. Paparazzi photographs follow showing Bernini kissing Palacios' wife and Dupres mourning his own wife's death.
Prince of Central Park
Actors Kathleen Turner, Danny Aiello, Cathy Moriarty, Harvey Keitel, Lauren Vélez, Jerry Orbach
Roles Noah Cairn
Rating51% 2.5582252.5582252.5582252.5582252.558225
12-year-old J.J. Somerled (Frankie Nasso) runs away because his mother died and he has been placed in the care of an abusive foster mother. He takes his electronic keyboard, and lives in Central Park in New York City. He learns a lot, and meets a lot of people there including a person called "The Guardian" (Harvey Keitel).
Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis, 1h40
Directed by John Henderson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors Jane Horrocks, Rik Mayall, Danny Aiello, Ronald Pickup, Mark Heap, Philip Martin Brown
Roles Mr. Rathbone
Rating52% 2.6066052.6066052.6066052.6066052.606605
Record-company owner Marty Starr (Rik Mayall) concludes that Marla Dorland, aka Mavis Davis (Jane Horrocks) is a fading star. Meanwhile he has to meet alimony payments to his ex (Jaclyn Mendoza), while he's forced to promote the untalented son of a mobster, Rathbone (Danny Aiello). To get out from under, Marty decides that the death of Marla/Mavis could jolt record sales by turning her into a legend. He hires hitman Clint (Marc Warren), but eliminating Mavis turns out to be more difficult than they thought.
Mojave Moon, 1h32
Directed by Kevin Dowling
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Action, Romance
Actors Danny Aiello, Anne Archer, Angelina Jolie, Michael Biehn, Alfred Molina, Lee Arenberg
Roles Al
Rating52% 2.60172.60172.60172.60172.6017
Al McCord is hanging out at his favourite restaurant when he meets an attractive young woman, Ellie, who is looking for a ride from the city into the Mojave Desert, where her mother Julie lives. Al discovers romance with the free-spirited Julie despite the nearby presence of her boyfriend Boyd, who seems likely to go berserk at any moment. Strange events follow and it's up to Al to find an explanation.
2 Days in the Valley, 1h45
Directed by John Herzfeld
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime
Actors Danny Aiello, Jeff Daniels, Teri Hatcher, Glenne Headly, Peter Horton, Marsha Mason
Roles Dosmo Pizzo
Rating64% 3.2483.2483.2483.2483.248
Two hitmen, Lee Woods (James Spader) and Dosmo Pizzo (Danny Aiello), walk into a bedroom where a sleeping couple, aspiring Olympic athlete Becky Foxx and her loser ex-husband Roy Foxx, are in bed. Lee injects Becky (Teri Hatcher) with a tranquilizer then shoots Roy in the head. Lee and Dosmo then drive to an abandoned area of Mulholland Drive, where Lee shoots Dosmo and blows up the car in order to set Dosmo up as the fall guy for the murder. Lee flees the scene with his glamorous Norwegian girlfriend Helga (Charlize Theron).
City Hall
City Hall (1996)
, 1h47
Directed by Harold Becker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Political films
Actors Al Pacino, John Cusack, Bridget Fonda, Danny Aiello, Richard Schiff, David Paymer
Roles Frank Anselmo
Rating61% 3.0982653.0982653.0982653.0982653.098265
John Pappas is the mayor of New York City and has far more grand ambitions, including the governor's office and the White House. His loyal deputy mayor is Kevin Calhoun, a young man from Louisiana who grew up loving politics.