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Armand Assante Poster

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Overview (3)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameArmand Anthony Assante Jr.
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Known as an Actor's Actor, the Four time Golden Globe Nominee, Emmy Award Winning Actor ( Gotti 1996 ) Assante has received acclaim for his work for close to Five decades. Internationally he has been the recipient of Twelve Lifetime Achievement Awards in the past ten years.

Full Biography at ArmandAssante.net

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Family (2)

Spouse Karen Assante (28 February 1982 - 1994)  (divorced)  (2 children)
Parents Armand Anthony Assante, Sr.
Katherine Healy

Trade Mark (1)

often plays Italian American gangsters

Trivia (11)

Contrary to some popular belief, he was born in New York City. He comes from a creative, arts-involved family. His Irish-American mother, Katherine (Healy), was a music teacher and poet, and his Italian-American father, Armand Anthony Assante, Sr., was a painter and artist.
Attended and graduated from Cornwall Central High School in upstate New York.
Reportedly gained nearly 50 lbs for his role as John Gotti in Gotti (1996).
Friends with Jennifer Blanc-Biehn since they filmed The Third Wish (2005).
Lives on a 225 acre farm in upstate New York.
Living in upstate New York, he has been separated from wife Karen since 1994 and has two daughters, Anya and Alessandra.
Christopher Reeve was scheduled to play the lead role in Kidnapped (1995); Armand replaced him following Reeve's paralyzing horse-riding accident.
Has appeared with Sylvester Stallone in three films: The Lords of Flatbush (1974), Paradise Alley (1978) and Judge Dredd (1995).
Has twice played Sylvester Stallone's brother in Paradise Alley (1978) and Judge Dredd (1995).
Alumnus of the AADA (American Academy of Dramatic Arts), Class of 1969.
Born on exactly the same date as Brynn Thayer (of "One Life to Live" and "Pensacola: Wings of Gold" fame).

Personal Quotes (6)

I go out there and make a fool of myself. It's inevitable.
It's a blessing and a curse. But it's not always the best situation to be in. As a profession, I don't recommend acting at all.
Literature is air, and I'm suffocating in mediocrity.
I've got the best deal on earth. Where else can I sin and know that I'm forgiven for it?
[on the recession] I've never seen a time when the financial end of film was so fragile. Projects come and go on the capacity of whether people have the financial ability, even for the lowest budget projects. It shows what has happened since 2008.
[at the Transilvania Film Festival] I like being here. We have a film that is premiering, The Wanderers: The Quest of the Demon Hunter (2017). I like your country for very many reasons, especially for the generosity of its people. I have known Romania since the years 2000, when I was invited here to a beauty pageant. Ever since, I have been trying to convince people to come to Romania and invest in the local film making industry. Romania is a complex country, it resembles Italy. The temperaments here are similar, the intellect of the people is similar. I have found writings by some Romanians to be very interesting, particularly Cioran [philosopher Emil Cioran], who amazed me with the way his mind worked. [June 2017]

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