Joe Pesci

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Joe was born under the official name Pesci, Joseph Frank on February 9th, 1943. He has been a credited actor since the 1980 film Raging Bull.

Joe Pesci is a dependable leading actor. He has starred in five films including the 1997 comedy film 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag as the character Tommy, the 1997 comedy movie Gone Fishin' playing Joe Waters and the 1994 comedy release Jimmy Hollywood cast as Jimmy Alto.

Joe has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. He has appeared in ten films including: the 1998 action film Lethal Weapon 4 as the character Leo Getz, the 1995 biography movie Casino playing Nicky Santoro and the 1993 crime release A Bronx Tale cast as Carmine.

Joe Pesci has earned salaries up to $3,500,000 for his acting. His most commercially successful project to date has been the 1990 comedy film Home Alone, which brought in $281,000,000 at the box office.

Joe has stayed out of the media limelight, having been , captured in more than one pictorials, interviewed in over two publications and featured in two magazine articles.

As an actor Joe Pesci has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on two occasions. His first Oscar was for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his portrayal of Tommy DeVito in the 1990 film Good Fellas. Joe Pesci was also nominated for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his role as Joey LaMotta in the 1980 movie Raging Bull .

Trivia

The word pesci in Italian means "fish" (plural).
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