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Biagio Anthony Gazzarra (August 28, 1930 – February 3, 2012), known as Ben Gazzara, was an American film, stage, and television actor and director. His best known films include Anatomy of a Murder (1959), Voyage of the Damned (1976), Inchon (1981), Road House (1989), The Big Lebowski (1998), Happiness (1998), The Thomas Crown Affair (1999), Summer of Sam (1999), Dogville (2003) and Paris, je t'aime (2006). He was a recurring collaborator with John Cassavetes, working with him on Husbands (1970), The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976) and Opening Night (1977).

As the star of the television series Run for Your Life (1965-1968), Gazzarra was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards and two Emmy Awards. He won his first, and only, Emmy Award for his role in the television film Hysterical Blindness (2002).

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Biagio Anthony Gazzarra (August 28, 1930 – February 3, 2012), known as Ben Gazzara, was an American film, stage, and television actor and director. His best known films include Anatomy of a Murder (1959), Voyage of the Damned (1976), Inchon (1981), Road House (1989), The Big Lebowski (1998), Happiness (1998), The Thomas Crown Affair (1999), Summer of Sam (1999), Dogville (2003) and Paris, je t'aime (2006). He was a recurring collaborator with John Cassavetes, working with him on Husbands (1970), The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976) and Opening Night (1977).

As the star of the television series Run for Your Life (1965-1968), Gazzarra was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards and two Emmy Awards. He won his first, and only, Emmy Award for his role in the television film Hysterical Blindness (2002).

Description above from the Wikipedia article Ben Gazzara, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.    

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 113

Birthday 1930-08-28

Day of Death 2012-02-03

Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

And Quiet Flows the Don (0 episodes) as Secretov tábornok
Angelo Nero as Padre Guelfi
2014 Giuseppe Tornatore - Ogni film un'opera prima
2014 One Day Since Yesterday: Peter Bogdanovich & the Lost American Film
2012 Ristabbanna
2011 Chez Gino as Oncle Giovanni
2010 Christopher Roth as Paul Andersen
2010 13 as Schlondorff
2009 Holy Money as Vatican's Banker
2008 Eve as Joe
2008 Empire State Building Murders as Paulie Genovese
2008 Looking for Palladin as Jack Palladin
2008 Beyond Wiseguys: Italian Americans & the Movies
2007 Donne sbagliate as Franco Maresco
2006 Quiet Flows The Don as Secretov
2006 They All Laughed 25 Years Later: Director to Director - A Conversation with Peter Bogdanovich and Wes Anderson as Archive Footage
2006 Paris, Je T'Aime as Ben (Quartier Latin)
2005 Pope John Paul II (2 episodes) as Kardinal Agostino Casaroli
2005 The Shore
2005 Bonjour Michel as michele Terranova
2004 The Tony Danza Show (1 episode)
2004 Dogville Confessions as Himself
2003 Dogville as Jack McKay
2003 Broadway: The Golden Age as Himself
2001 Home Sweet Hoboken
2001 Brian's Song as Coach Halas
2000 Shark in a Bottle as The Arranger
2000 Very Mean Men as Gino Minetti
2000 Blue Moon as Frank Cavallo
2000 A Constant Forge
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1 episode)
1999 The Thomas Crown Affair as Andrew Wallace
1999 Summer of Sam as Luigi
1999 Paradise Cove as Duke Mantee
1998 Happiness as Lenny Jordan
1998 Il tesoro di Damasco as Gregorio Kos
1998 Marilyn in Manhattan as Himself
1998 Illuminata as Old Flavio
1998 The Big Lebowski as Jackie Treehorn
1998 Too Tired to Die as John Sage
1998 Buffalo '66 as Jimmy Brown
1998 The Spanish Prisoner as Mr. Klein
1998 Valentine's Day as Joe Buddha
1997 Stag as Frank Grieco
1997 Shadow Conspiracy as Vicepresident Saxon
1997 Farmer & Chase as Farmer
1997 Vicious Circles as March
1996 John Cassavetes: To Risk Everything to Express It All as Himself
1996 Ladykiller as Lt. Jack 'Jigsaw' Lasky
1995 The Zone as Dick Althorp
1995 Convict Cowboy as Warden Ferguson
1994 Parallel Lives as Charlie Duke
1994 Swallows Never Die in Jerusalem
1993 Anything for John
1993 Love, Honor & Obey: The Last Mafia Marriage as Joseph Bonanno
1993 Blindsided as Ira Gold
1991 Forever as Marcelo
1991 Lies Before Kisses as Grant Sanders
1990 Quicker Than the Eye as Ben Norell
1990 People Like Us as Gus Bailey
1990 Beyond the Ocean
1989 Road House as Brad Wesley
1989 Arena - John Cassavetes as Himself
1988 James Stewart's Wonderful Life as (archive footage)
1988 Don Bosco as Don Giovanni Bosco
1987 Police Story: The Freeway Killings as Capt. Tom Wright
1987 Control as Mike Zella
1987 Downpayment on Murder as Harry Cardell
1986 The Professor as Il Professore
1986 Bitter Champagne as Paul Rivière
1985 A Letter to Three Wives as Porter Holloway
1985 My Dearest Son as Antonio Morelli
1985 An Early Frost as Nick Pierson
1985 Woman of Wonders
1984 Uno scandalo perbene as The man with no memory
1982 The Girl from Trieste as Dino Romani
1982 Inchon as Maj. Frank Hallsworth
1981 They All Laughed as John Russo
1981 Tales of Ordinary Madness as Charles Serking
1979 Saint Jack as Jack Flowers
1979 Bloodline as Rhys Williams
1977 Opening Night as Manny Victor
1977 The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald as Anson 'Kip' Roberts
1977 The Death of Richie as George Werner
1976 High Velocity
1976 The Killing of a Chinese Bookie as Cosmo Vittelli
1975 Capone as Al Capone
1974 QB VII (2 episodes) as Abe Cady
1973 Maneater as Nick Baron
1973 The Neptune Factor as Cmdr. Adrian Blake
1972 The Sicilian Connection as Joseph Coppola
1972 Pursuit as Steven Graves
1972 Fireball Forward
1972 When Michael Calls as Doremus Connelly
1970 Husbands as Harry
1970 King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis
1969 The Bridge at Remagen as Sgt. Angelo ("Angel")
1969 If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium
1965 A Rage to Live as Roger Bannon
1965 Run for Your Life (86 episodes) as Paul Bryan
1964 A Carol for Another Christmas as Fred
1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (1 episode)
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1 episode)
1963 Arrest and Trial (29 episodes) as Detective Sergeant Nick Anderson
1962 Conquered City as Captain George Stubbs
1962 Convicts 4 as John Resko
1961 The Young Doctors as Dr. David Coleman
1960 The Passionate Thief as Lello
1959 Anatomy of a Murder as Lt. Frederick Manion
1958 Three Plays by Tennessee Williams
1957 The Strange One as Jocko de Paris

Directing

1990 Beyond the Ocean Director
1971 Columbo (2 episodes)Director
1968 The Name of the Game (1 episode)Director
1965 Run for Your Life (1 episode)Director

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