Anthony LaPaglia

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Quotes (8)

  • Anthony: (When asked if he thinks he could work an actual missing person's case.) Absolutely not. I'm the last person...I can't find my car keys in the morning. Trying to get out of my house is a nightmare. "Where's my wallet? Where are my keys? I have to go find a missing person."

  • Anthony: (On Without a Trace) It's hard to come up with interesting stories that you can't second-guess every week. It's a really tough job, to do it in an intelligent way. As an actor, you always want more character-driven stuff. No matter how much they give you, you still want more. I've always felt like the formula for the show is 10 to 15 percent personal and the rest procedural.

  • Anthony: (on the role in "Bullets Over Broadway") It was down to Chazz Palminteri and myself for Bullets Over Broadway. Chazz is a good friend of mine, and I'm glad he got the role. If not me, I'm glad it was him!

  • Anthony: I like the Baldwin boys a great deal. Alec is super-smart, super-articulate, almost too smart to be an actor.

  • Anthony: A lot of people think I'm that guy in Betsy's Wedding, but I'm not. What it is for me is that, on some level, I connect with the character emotionally.

  • Anthony: The whole question of God and what God is, and whether it's a blond guy with a beard, I don't know... I don't know that. Do I believe that there's something greater at work than the sum of humanity? Yeah, I think so.

  • Anthony: Steve Martin is one of the most intelligent, well-read human beings that I've ever come across. He is equally as funny off screen as he is on. But he also has a very intellectual side, and he's a really nice human being. We actually become good friends.

  • Anthony: We do have a fish named Shallowy. My daughter named it. She's three!

Trivia (31)

  • Anthony is superstitious about wearing green when he plays soccer. He says he always has a bad game when he wears green, and almost always wears a pink jersey when playing soccer.

  • Anthony attended Rostrevor College, a Catholic all-male boarding school located in Adelaide, South Australia.

  • Anthony was a strong possibility for the role of Tony Soprano on The Sopranos, but did not get the role.

  • In the summer of 2004, Anthony under went hip relplacement surgery to repair an injury he sustained in his early soccer playing days.

  • 2004 Awards Emmy nomination - Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for Frasier Emmy nomination - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Without a Trace Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama for Without a Trace Golden Satellite Award nomination - Best Performance by an Actor in a Series, Drama for Without a Trace Golden Starfish Award for Career Achievement for his acting career Achievement Award at Newport Beach Film Festival - Outstanding Achievement in Acting for Happy Hour Prism Award - Performance in a Film Festival Award for Happy Hour Actor nomination at Screen Actors Guild Awards - Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for Without a Trace Actor nomination at Screen Actors Guild Awards - Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for Without a Trace shared with: Eric Close, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Poppy Montgomery, & Enrique Murciano Best Actor at Verona Love Screen Film Festival for Happy Hour.

  • 2002 Awards Emmy - Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for Frasier FCCA Award - Best Actor - Male for Lantana

  • 2001 Awards AFI Award - Best Actor in a Leading Role for Lantana FCCA Award nomination - Best Supporting Actor - Male for Looking for Alibrandi If Award - Best Actor for Lantana

  • Anthony has set up two series projects via his Warner Bros. Television-based Last Straw Productions banner. The Eye project, named Damnation, is a comedy that revolves around a deceased man who believes he's wrongly been sent to hell and makes a deal with the devil to recruit souls to the underworld. The second project, The Word is an action drama about a renegade team of whistle-blowers who expose cover-ups and conspiracies.

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