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Ben Gazzara

Character Actor / Screenwriter / Actor / Television Director / Film Director | * 08/28/1930 († 81, 02/03/2012) | New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
Biagio Anthony Gazzara (August 28, 1930 – February 3, 2012) was an American actor and director of film, Stage, and television. He received numerous accolades, including a Primetime Emmy Award and a Drama Desk Award, in addition to nominations for three Golden Globe Awards and three Tony Awards. Born to Italian immigrants in New York City, Gazzara studied at The New School and began his professional career with the Actors Studio, of which he was a lifelong member. His breakthrough role was in the Broadway play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955–56), which earned him widespread acclaim and the first of three Tony nominations for Best Actor in a Play. A memorable performance as a soldier on trial for murder in Otto Preminger's Anatomy of a Murder (1959) transitioned him to an equally successful screen career. As the star of the television series Run for Your Life (1965–1968), Gazzara was nominated for three Golden Globes and two Emmy Awards. He won his only Emmy Award for the television film ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Thriller | TV Movies

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Awards & Nominations for Ben Gazzara

Donostia Award Theatre World Award Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie 3x Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play 2x Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor

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Movies with Ben Gazzara as Actor(112)

as Oncle Giovanni2011 Chez Gino
as Paul Andersen2010 Christopher Roth
as Schlondorff2010 13
as Vatican's Banker2009 Holy Money
as Joe2008 Eve
as Jack Palladin2008 Looking for Palladin
as Paulie Genovese2008 Empire State Building Murders
as Franco Maresco2007 Donne sbagliate
as Secretov2006 Quiet Flows The Don
as Ben (Quartier Latin)2006 Paris, Je T'Aime
as michele Terranova2005 Bonjour Michel
as himself2004 Dogville Confessions
as Jack McKay2003 Dogville
as Coach Halas2001 Brian's Song
as Batossa2000 Jack of Hearts
as Frank Cavallo2000 Blue Moon
as Gino Minetti2000 Very Mean Men
as L'avvocato Scalzi2000 Nella terra di nessuno
2000 Believe
as The Arranger2000 Shark in a Bottle
as Luigi1999 Summer of Sam
as Andrew Wallace1999 The Thomas Crown Affair
as Duke Mantee1999 Paradise Cove
as Jackie Treehorn1998 The Big Lebowski
as John Sage1998 Too Tired to Die
as Old Flavio1998 Illuminata
as Padre Guelfi1998 Angelo Nero
as himself1998 Marilyn in Manhattan
as Mr. Klein1998 The Spanish Prisoner
as Lenny Jordan1998 Happiness
as Jimmy Brown1998 Buffalo '66
as Gregorio Kos1998 Il tesoro di Damasco
as Joe Buddha1998 Valentine's Day
as Vicepresident Saxon1997 Shadow Conspiracy
as Frank Grieco1997 Stag
as Farmer1997 Farmer & Chase
as March1997 Vicious Circles
as Lt. Jack 'Jigsaw' Lasky1996 Ladykiller
as Dick Althorp1995 The Zone
as Warden Ferguson1995 Convict Cowboy
as Amenophis III1994 Nefertiti: Daughter of the Sun
as Charlie Duke1994 Parallel Lives
as Ira Gold1993 Blindsided
as Marcelo1991 Forever
as Grant Sanders1991 Lies Before Kisses
as Ben Norell1990 Quicker Than the Eye
as Gus Bailey1990 People Like Us
as Brad Wesley1989 Road House
as (archive footage)1988 James Stewart's Wonderful Life
as Don Giovanni Bosco1988 Don Bosco
as Mike Zella1987 Control
as Harry Cardell1987 Downpayment on Murder
as Capt. Tom Wright1987 Police Story: The Freeway Killings
as Il Professore1986 The Professor
as Paul Rivière1986 Bitter Champagne
as Porter Holloway1985 A Letter to Three Wives
as Nick Pierson1985 An Early Frost
as Antonio Morelli1985 My Dearest Son
as The man with no memory1984 Uno scandalo perbene
as Maj. Frank Hallsworth1982 Inchon
as Detective Joe DeFalco1982 A Question of Honor
as Dino Romani1982 The Girl from Trieste
as John Russo1981 They All Laughed
as Charles Serking1981 Tales of Ordinary Madness
as Jack Flowers1979 Saint Jack
as Rhys Williams1979 Bloodline
as George Werner1977 The Death of Richie
as Anson 'Kip' Roberts1977 The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald
as Manny Victor1977 Opening Night
as Cosmo Vittelli1976 The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
as Troper1976 Voyage of the Damned
as Al Capone1975 Capone
as Nick Baron1973 Maneater
as Cmdr. Adrian Blake1973 The Neptune Factor
as Eddie Rico1972 The Family Rico
as Joseph Coppola1972 The Sicilian Connection
as Steven Graves1972 Pursuit
as Doremus Connelly1972 When Michael Calls
as Harry1970 Husbands
as Sgt. Angelo ("Angel")1969 The Bridge at Remagen
as Roger Bannon1965 A Rage to Live
as Captain George Stubbs1962 Conquered City
as John Resko1962 Convicts 4
as Dr. David Coleman1961 The Young Doctors
as Lt. Frederick Manion1959 Anatomy of a Murder
as Jocko de Paris1957 The Strange One

TV Shows/Series with Ben Gazzara as Actor(9)

as Kardinal Agostino Casaroli2005 Pope John Paul II
as Abe Cady1974 QB VII
as Himself - Guest1968 The Dick Cavett Show
as Paul Bryan1965 Run for Your Life
as Detective Sergeant Nick Anderson1963 Arrest and Trial

Movies with Ben Gazzara as Crew(2)

Directing/Director1990 Beyond the Ocean
Writing/Writer1990 Beyond the Ocean

TV Shows/Series with Ben Gazzara as Crew(3)

Directing/Director1971 Columbo
Directing/Director1968 The Name of the Game
Directing/Director1965 Run for Your Life

Full Name: Ben Gazzara
Born: Thursday, 08/28 1930 (August) in New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
Died: Friday, 02/03 2012 (February) in New York City (aged: 81)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: New School, Actors Studio, Stuyvesant High School
Employer: New School
Spouses (current/former): Janice Rule, Louise Erickson
Other names for Ben Gazzara (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Biagio Anthony Gazzarra"
Ben Gazzara frequently works together with these people:
John Cassavetes (13x, Actor)
Gena Rowlands (12x, Actress)
Peter Falk (11x, Actor)
Peter Bogdanovich (11x, Actor)
Rick McKay (10x, Crew)
John Turturro (7x, Actor)
Al Ruban (7x, Crew)
Maxime Alexandre (7x, Crew)
Dabney Coleman (6x, Actor)
Vincent Gallo (6x, Actor)
Jack Klugman (6x, Actor)
Nicholas Colasanto (6x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:4179, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 11/12/2021