Armand Assante

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Armand Assante

Born

10/4/1949, New York City, New York, USA

Birth Name

Armand Assante

Gender

Male

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Armand Assanti
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Armand Assante born on October 4tth 1949 in New York, New York U.S.A. is an actor with a diverse portfolio of roles to his credit both on screen and in the theater. He made his screen debut in the Lords of Flatbush in 1974. The following four years…more

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    • Armand is not only acting in movies, he also makes documentaries and writes and edits scripts.

    • Armand is an active campaigner against landmines.

    • Armand is very popular in Eastern European countries, especially in Romania, where he has a big fan community.

    • According to a press source from December 1991, Armand once turned down a million-dollar offer from NBC to star in a series.

    • Armand loves to sail the Mediterranean sea during the summer season - he is often spotted by his fans in coastal towns and harbours.

    • Armand enjoys playing the guitar.

    • Armand spends much of his time reading.

    • From the start of his acting career, Armand was a protégé of famous acting coach Mira Rostova.

    • Well-known movie critic Roger Ebert is said to have thought that Armand is Turkish.

    • Armand graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1969 as best of class - he was presented the Jehlinger Award by actress Lillian Gish.

    • Armand once wrote a 2-page letter to Tennessee Williams (1911, Columbus Mississippi - 1983 New York) on August 21, 1972 in New York, where Williams also lived then. The letter, including a portrait photograph and the envelope, is currently in the Williams archive at Columbia University.

    • Armand's name was written in bold black letters on a wall, together with many other famous born New Yorkers, at the top floor of Tower 2 of the fallen World Trade Center in New York City.

    • Armand's grandfather had eight children.

    • His first name, "Armand" is a variation of the word "Herman," a stronger form which is closer to its original meaning of "warrior."

    • You can contact Armand at:

      ARMAND ASSANTE

      RR1 - P.O.Box 561

      Campbell Hall

      NY 10916

    • In 1981, Armand appeared on Broadway, at the Cort Theatre, in the drama, Kingdoms. The play also starred Roy Dotrice and Maria Tucci. These same three also performed this play at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C..

    • In 1997, Armand was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries
      for: Gotti (1996).

    • In 1998, Armand was nominated for the Golden Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for: The Odyssey (1997).

    • In 1989, Armand was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV for: Jack the Ripper (1988).

    • In 1991, Armand was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for: Q & A (1990).

    • In 1997, Armand was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV for: Gotti (1996).

    • In 1998, Armand was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV for: The Odyssey (1997).

    • In 1989, Armand was nominated for the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special for: Jack the Ripper (1988).

    • In 1997, Armand won Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special playing John Gotti on Gotti.


    • In 2000, Armand was nominated for the Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Male Performer in an Animated Feature Production for: The Road to El Dorado (2000).

    • Armand's first major television role was in the series How to Survive a Marriage (1974). From 1974-1975, he played the character "Johnny McGee."

    • Armand's first major motion picture appearance was in the film The Lord's of Flatbush (1974).

    • Armand graduated from Cornwall Central High School in upstate New York.

    • Armand lives on a 225 acre farm in upstate New York.

    • Armand is the son of an Irish mother and an Italian father.

    • Armand is 5' 10" (1.78 m) tall.

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