Joe Mantegna

Joe Mantegna

His role as Joey Zasa in 'The Godfather: Part III' (1990)
Joe Mantegna earned a Tony Award for his performance as Richard Roma in David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "Glengarry Glen Ross." His additional Broadway credits include the role of Bobby Gould in Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow" and a role in the musical "Working," in which he made his Broadway debut. In his hometown of Chicago, Mantegna also starred in the Mamet plays "A Life in the Theatre" and "The Disappearance of the Jews," both at the Goodman Theatre. He directed Mamet's "Lakeboat" in Los Angeles and later made his feature-film directorial debut with "Lakeboat," based on Mamet's screenplay. Mantegna also conceived and co-authored the Off Broadway play "Bleacher Bums," which was subsequently produced for television and earned him an Emmy Award.Mantegna made his feature-film debut in "Compromising Positions" and has since starred in the David Mamet films "House of Games," "Things Change" and "Homicide," in roles that Mamet created specifically for him, as well as in "Alice," "Celebrity," "The Godfather III," "Bugsy," "Searching for Bobby Fischer," "Liberty Heights," "Forget Paris," "Suspect," "Up Close and Personal," "The Money Pit," "Weeds," "Baby's Day Out," "Airheads," "Queens Logic," "Wait Until Spring, Bandini" and "An Eye for an Eye." He also stars in the upcoming films "Uncle Nino" and "Stateside" and will be seen in the title role in "Pontormo," which is based on the life of the Italian Renaissance painter.Mantegna's television credits include the cable films "The Rat Pack," for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award for his portrayal of Dean Martin, as well as "State of Emergency," "A Call to Remember," "My Little Assassin," "The Water Engine," "Boy Meets Girl," "Jerry and Tom" and a series of films based on Robert Parker's Spenser novels, including "Small Vices," "Thin Air" and "Walking Shadow." He earned an Emmy Award nomination for his role in the mini-series "The Last Don," based on Mario Puzo's best-selling novel, on CBS, and he also starred in its sequel, "The Last Don II," also on CBS. He starred as well in the CBS series "First Monday." His voice can be heard in his recurring role as Fat Tony in "The Simpsons," and he starred as the voice of the Boatman in the animated feature "The Trumpet of the Swan."Mantegna was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago and lives in Los Angeles. His birth date is November 13.Source: tv.com
You learn that not all things fall into a certain kind of pattern that can be predictable and that can be understandable and that's going to be easy, you know.More Joe Mantegna quotes [07/21/2011 04:07:16]
I've loved it, but I have a wife and two children.More Joe Mantegna quotes [07/21/2011 04:07:24]
I mean, believe me, I'm not for censorship.More Joe Mantegna quotes [07/21/2011 04:07:40]
I did plays and movies and whatever all over the place.More Joe Mantegna quotes [07/21/2011 04:07:35]
Whenever you're going to play a real person, you run the risk of well, everybody in the world kind of has an image of what that person is and who he should be and so you really have to do your homework.More Joe Mantegna quotes [07/21/2011 04:07:06]

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