Chazz Palminteri is an Oscar-nominated American actor and writer. He has appeared in several popular feature films, including “A Bronx Tale”, “Analyze This”, and “The Usual Suspects”. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1994 for “Bullets Over Broadway”.
As a playwright, Palminteri authored “A Bronx Tale” and “Faithful”, and as a screenwriter, he adapted both of these stage productions into motion pictures. Palminteri starred in a made for TV movie “Boss of Bosses”, in which he played the role of real life mobster Paul Castellano. He made his directorial debut with the 2002 television film “Women vs. Men”. He also directed the 2004 film “Noel”. In contrast to several roles as Mafia bosses, he portrayed anti-Mafia prosecutor Giovanni Falcone in the 1999 movie “Excellent Cadavers”.
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