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Armand Anthony Assante (born October 4, 1949) is an American actor. He is noted for an Emmy Award-winning role as mobster John Gotti
John Gotti
in the 1996 HBO
HBO
miniseries Gotti.

Contents

1 Personal life 2 Career 3 Filmography

3.1 Film 3.2 Television films 3.3 Television series

4 Awards and nominations

4.1 Emmy Awards 4.2 Golden Globe Awards 4.3 Screen Actors Guild Awards

5 References 6 External links

Personal life[edit] Assante was born in New York City, and raised in Cornwall, New York, the son of Armand Anthony Assante, a painter and artist, and Katharine (Healy), a music teacher and poet.[1][2][3] Career[edit] During the 1970s, Assante was a regular on two NBC soap operas, How to Survive a Marriage as Johnny McGee and The Doctors as Dr. Mike Powers. His first film was The Lords of Flatbush
The Lords of Flatbush
(1974), although his work did not appear in the final cut of the film and the end credits misspelled his last name as Assanti. His first on-screen role was playing Sylvester Stallone's brother in Paradise Alley
Paradise Alley
and a role that brought him greater attention came in 1980's Private Benjamin as a handsome Frenchman who becomes the love interest of a U.S. soldier played by Goldie Hawn. Assante's somewhat sinister look has made him a popular choice for tough-guy heroes, as in his starring role as private eye Mike Hammer in the film I, the Jury (1982) or as Mafia gangsters such as Michael Moretti in Sidney Sheldon's Rage of Angels. In 1990 his role as Roberto Texador in Sidney Lumet's film Q&A garnered him a Golden Globe nomination, and the following year he portrayed the notorious Bugsy Siegel
Bugsy Siegel
in Neil Simon's The Marrying Man
The Marrying Man
(1991). The following year he was seen as mafia boss Carol D'Allesandro in Hoffa
Hoffa
(1992) starring Jack Nicholson, and crime kingpin John Gotti
John Gotti
in the 1996 made-for-television biopic Gotti, for which he won his Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor
Actor
in a Miniseries
Miniseries
or a Movie. In addition to mafia and "tough-guy" roles, Assante has distinguished himself in historic dramas, such as Napoleon Bonaparte
Napoleon Bonaparte
in 1987's Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story opposite Jacqueline Bisset, the heroic Odysseus
Odysseus
in The Odyssey, Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche
in the film adaptation of Irving Yalom's novel When Nietzsche Wept, and as Sanchez, Queen Isabella's Minister of State, in 1492: Conquest of Paradise. Other notable film appearances include one as a Cuban bandleader in The Mambo Kings
The Mambo Kings
opposite Antonio Banderas
Antonio Banderas
and in the adaptation of the science-fiction story Judge Dredd with Sylvester Stallone, his co-star in Paradise Alley. In 2007 he appeared in American Gangster (2007) with Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
and Russell Crowe. He had a recurring guest star role in several episodes of NCIS, playing the international arms dealer René Benoit. He has also appeared in the 2009 horror film Smile as the mysterious Tollinger. Outside of the U.S., he has participated in several film projects and humanitarian endeavors in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Macedonia, Turkey, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Romania
Romania
and Bulgaria. Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1974 The Lords of Flatbush Wedding guest

1978 Paradise Alley Lenny Carboni

1979 Prophecy John Hawks

1980 Little Darlings Gary Callahan

Private Benjamin Henri Alan Tremont

Sophia Loren: Her Own Story Riccardo Scicolone

1982 Love and Money Lorenzo Prado

I, the Jury Mike Hammer

1984 Unfaithfully Yours Maximillian Stein

1986 Belizaire the Cajun Belizaire Breaux

1988 The Penitent Juan Mateo

1989 Eternity Romi

Animal Behavior Mark Mathias

1990 Q&A Roberto Texador Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor
Actor
– Motion Picture

1991 The Marrying Man Bugsy Siegel

1992 The Mambo Kings Caesar Castillo

1492: Conquest of Paradise Sanchez

Hoffa Carol "Dally" D'Allesandro

1993 Fatal Instinct Ned Ravine

1994 Trial by Jury Rusty Pirone

1995 Judge Dredd Rico

1996 Striptease Lt. Al Garcia

1997 The Odyssey Odysseus Miniseries
Miniseries
directed by Andrey Konchalovsky

1998 Looking for an Echo Vince "Vinnie" Pirelli

2000 The Road to El Dorado Tzekel-Kan Nominated— Annie Award Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production

2001 Last Run Frank Banner

One Eyed King Holly

2002 Partners in Action Jack Cunningham

2003 Citizen Verdict Sam Patterson

Consequence Sam Tyler

2005 Casanova's Last Stand Sebastian Marr

Children of Wax Kemal

Dot.Kill Charlie Daines

The Third Wish Benefactor

Mirror Wars York

Two for the Money C.M. Novian

Confessions of a Pit Fighter Argento

2006 Funny Money Genero

Dead Lenny Tony Thick

Soul's Midnight Simon

Surveillance Harley

2007 Mexican Sunrise Salvidar

California Dreamin' Cpt. Doug Jones

When Nietzsche Wept Nietzsche

American Gangster Dominic Cottano Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

2008 La Linea Padre Antonio

The Man Who Came Back Amos

2009 Smile Tollinger

The Steam Experiment Detective Mancini

Chicago Overcoat Stefano D'Agnostino

Breaking Point Marty Berlin

Magic Man Taper

The Bleeding Jake Plummer

2010 Shadows in Paradise Cpt. John 'Ghost' Santo

Killer by Nature Eugene Branch

2011 The Return of Joe Rich Uncle Dom

2013 Dead Man Down Lon Gordon

Assumed Killer Aaron Banfield

Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn Joseph Baldano Sr.

2014 Montevideo, vidimo se! Hotchkins

2015 Kids vs Monsters Damian

Sicilian Vampire Vince

2016 Darc Lafique

The Red Maple Leaf Joseph Cortez

2017 The Neighborhood Tucci

Diamond Cartel Mussa

Television films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1975 First Ladies Diaries Robards

1978 Human Feelings Johnny Turner

Lady of the House Ernest

The Pirate Ahmed

1983 Rage of Angels Michael Moretti

1984 Why Me? Dr. James Stalling

1986 A Deadly Business Charles Macaluso

1987 Stranger in My Bed Hal Slater

Hands of a Stranger Joe Hearn

1989 Passion and Paradise Alfred de Marigny

1991 Fever Ray

1994 Blind Justice Canaan

1995 Kidnapped Alan Breck Stewart

1996 Gotti John Gotti Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor
Actor
in a Miniseries
Miniseries
or a Movie Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor
Actor
Miniseries
Miniseries
or Television Film Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor
Actor
in a Miniseries
Miniseries
or Television Movie

1999 The Hunley Lt. George E. Dixon

2000 On the Beach Cmdr. Dwight Towers

2001 After the Storm Jean-Pierre

2002 Federal Protection Frank Carbone

2008 Shark Swarm Hamilton Lux

2009 The Lost Kevin

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1974–1975 How to Survive a Marriage Johnny McGee N/A

1975–1977 The Doctors Dr. Mike Powers #6 N/A

1977 Kojak Tom Ryan Episode: "Caper on a Quiet Street"

1979 Mrs. Columbo Freddie Faust Episode: "A Chilling Surprise"

1985 Evergreen Joseph Friedman 3 episodes

1987 Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story Napoleon Bonaparte 3 episodes

1988 Jack the Ripper Richard Mansfield 2 episodes Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor
Actor
– Series, Miniseries
Miniseries
or Television Film Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor
Actor
in a Miniseries
Miniseries
or a Movie

1997 The Odyssey Odysseus 2 episodes Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor
Actor
Miniseries
Miniseries
or Television Film Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actor
Actor
Miniseries
Miniseries
or Television Film

2002 Push, Nevada N/A Episode: "The Amount"

2006 ER Richard Elliot 4 episodes

2007 NCIS La Grenouille 5 episodes

2008 October Road Gabriel Diaz 2 episodes

2010 Chuck Premier Alejandro Goya 2 episodes

Human Target Joubert Episode: "Christopher Chance"

2015 Law & Order: Special
Special
Victims Unit Nicolas Amaro Episode: "Padre Sandunguero"

Awards and nominations[edit] Emmy Awards[edit]

1989: Nominated Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor - Miniseries
Miniseries
or a Movie for his portrayal of Richard Mansfield
Richard Mansfield
in Jack the Ripper 1996: Won Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor
Actor
- Miniseries or a Movie for his portrayal of Mafia Don John Gotti

Golden Globe Awards[edit]

1989: Nominated Best Performance by an Actor
Actor
in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for Jack the Ripper 1991: Nominated Best Supporting Actor
Actor
in a Motion Picture for Q&A 1997: Nominated Best Performance by an Actor
Actor
in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for Gotti 1998: Nominated Best Performance by an Actor
Actor
in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for The Odyssey

Screen Actors Guild Awards[edit]

1997: Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor
Actor
in a Miniseries
Miniseries
or Television Movie for Gotti

In 2010, Assante received a star on the Italian Walk of Fame in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[4] References[edit]

^ Armand Assante
Armand Assante
Biography (1949-)[dead link] ^ Cutting Edge Voices Presents an Interview with Kathy Haggerty Archived May 28, 2006, at the Wayback Machine. ^ "Obituaries: Katherine Assante". Cornwall and Cornwall on Hudson. 3 July 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-12-13.  ^ "Inductees 2010". Italian Walk of Fame. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 

External links[edit]

Armand Assante
Armand Assante
on IMDb www.armandassante.net Armand Assante
Armand Assante
at the TCM Movie Database Armand Assante
Armand Assante
at AllMovie

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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor
Actor
in a Limited Series or Movie

Robert Cummings
Robert Cummings
(1955) Lloyd Nolan
Lloyd Nolan
(1956) Jack Palance
Jack Palance
(1957) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1958) Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
(1959) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1960) Maurice Evans (1961) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1962) Trevor Howard
Trevor Howard
(1963) Jack Klugman
Jack Klugman
(1964) Alfred Lunt
Alfred Lunt
(1965) Cliff Robertson
Cliff Robertson
(1966) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1967) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1968) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1969) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1970) George C. Scott
George C. Scott
(1971) Keith Michell
Keith Michell
(1972) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1973) Anthony Murphy (1973) Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook
(1974) William Holden
William Holden
(1974) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1975) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1975) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1976) Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook
(1976) Ed Flanders
Ed Flanders
(1977) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1977) Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
(1978) Michael Moriarty (1978) Peter Strauss (1979) Powers Boothe
Powers Boothe
(1980) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1981) Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney
(1982) Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones
(1983) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1984) Richard Crenna
Richard Crenna
(1985) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1986) James Woods
James Woods
(1987) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1988) James Woods
James Woods
(1989) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1990) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1991) Beau Bridges
Beau Bridges
(1992) Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1993) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1994) Raúl Juliá
Raúl Juliá
(1995) Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman
(1996) Armand Assante
Armand Assante
(1997) Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(1998) Stanley Tucci
Stanley Tucci
(1999) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(2000) Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(2001) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(2002) William H. Macy
William H. Macy
(2003) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(2004) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2005) Andre Braugher
Andre Braugher
(2006) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(2007) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2008) Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson
(2009) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(2010) Barry Pepper
Barry Pepper
(2011) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(2012) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(2013) Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
(2014) Richard Jenkins
Richard Jenkins
(2015) Courtney B. Vance
Courtney B. Vance
(2016) Riz Ahmed
Riz Ahmed
(2017)

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