Joe Pesci

Joseph Frank “Joe” Pesci (born February 9, 1943) is an American actor, comedian, singer and musician. He is known for his roles as violent mobsters, funnymen, comic foils and quirky sidekicks. Pesci has starred in a number of high profile films such as Goodfellas, Casino, Raging Bull, Once Upon a Time in America, My Cousin Vinny, Easy Money, JFK, Moonwalker, Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, and the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Lethal Weapon films. In 1990, Pesci won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the psychopathic mobster Tommy DeVito in Goodfellas, ten years after receiving a nomination in the same category for Raging Bull.

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GoodFellas (1990)

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The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Ray Liotta  •  Joe Pesci  •  Lorraine Bracco

The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Ray Liotta  •  Joe Pesci  •  Lorraine Bracco

Raging Bull (1980)

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The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that led him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Joe Pesci  •  Cathy Moriarty  •  Frank Vincent

The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that led him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Joe Pesci  •  Cathy Moriarty  •  Frank Vincent

8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997)

Mafia hitman Tommy Spinelli (Joe Pesci) is flying to San Diego with a bag that holds eight severed heads, which he's bringing to his superiors to prove that some troublesome rival mobsters are permanently out of the picture. When his bag gets accidentally switched ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Schulman
CAST:  Joe Pesci  •  Kristy Swanson  •  George Hamilton  •  Dyan Cannon

Mafia hitman Tommy Spinelli (Joe Pesci) is flying to San Diego with a bag that holds eight severed heads, which he's bringing to his superiors to prove that some troublesome rival mobsters are permanently out of the picture. When his bag gets accidentally switched ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Schulman
CAST:  Joe Pesci  •  Kristy Swanson  •  George Hamilton  •  Dyan Cannon

A Bronx Tale (1993)

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Set in the Bronx during the tumultuous 1960s, an adolescent boy is torn between his honest, working-class father and a violent yet charismatic crime boss. Complicating matters is the youngster's growing attraction - forbidden in his neighborhood - for a beautiful ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert De Niro
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Chazz Palminteri  •  Lillo Brancato  •  Francis Capra

Set in the Bronx during the tumultuous 1960s, an adolescent boy is torn between his honest, working-class father and a violent yet charismatic crime boss. Complicating matters is the youngster's growing attraction - forbidden in his neighborhood - for a beautiful ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert De Niro
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Chazz Palminteri  •  Lillo Brancato  •  Francis Capra

Casino (1995)

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In early-1970s Las Vegas, low-level mobster Sam "Ace" Rothstein gets tapped by his bosses to head the Tangiers Casino. At first, he's a great success in the job, but over the years, problems with his loose-cannon enforcer Nicky Santoro, his ex-hustler wife Ginger, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Sharon Stone  •  Joe Pesci  •  James Woods

In early-1970s Las Vegas, low-level mobster Sam "Ace" Rothstein gets tapped by his bosses to head the Tangiers Casino. At first, he's a great success in the job, but over the years, problems with his loose-cannon enforcer Nicky Santoro, his ex-hustler wife Ginger, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Sharon Stone  •  Joe Pesci  •  James Woods

Catchfire (1990)

A witness to a mob assassination flees for her life from town to town, switching identities, but cannot seem to elude Milo, the chief killer out to get her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Hopper
CAST:  Dennis Hopper  •  Jodie Foster  •  Dean Stockwell  •  Vincent Price

A witness to a mob assassination flees for her life from town to town, switching identities, but cannot seem to elude Milo, the chief killer out to get her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Hopper
CAST:  Dennis Hopper  •  Jodie Foster  •  Dean Stockwell  •  Vincent Price

Easy Money (1983)

To inherit his mother-in-law's colossal fortune, a hard living gambling addict must change his unhealthy ways before it gets the best of him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Signorelli
CAST:  Rodney Dangerfield  •  Joe Pesci  •  Geraldine Fitzgerald  •  Candice Azzara

To inherit his mother-in-law's colossal fortune, a hard living gambling addict must change his unhealthy ways before it gets the best of him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Signorelli
CAST:  Rodney Dangerfield  •  Joe Pesci  •  Geraldine Fitzgerald  •  Candice Azzara

Gone Fishin' (1997)

Two fishing fanatics get in trouble when their fishing boat gets stolen while on a trip.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Cain
CAST:  Joe Pesci  •  Danny Glover  •  Rosanna Arquette  •  Lynn Whitfield

Two fishing fanatics get in trouble when their fishing boat gets stolen while on a trip.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Cain
CAST:  Joe Pesci  •  Danny Glover  •  Rosanna Arquette  •  Lynn Whitfield

Home Alone (1990)

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Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin's house, the plucky kid stands ready to defend his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Macaulay Culkin  •  Joe Pesci  •  Daniel Stern  •  John Heard

Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin's house, the plucky kid stands ready to defend his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Macaulay Culkin  •  Joe Pesci  •  Daniel Stern  •  John Heard

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

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Instead of flying to Florida with his folks, Kevin ends up alone in New York, where he gets a hotel room with his dad's credit card—despite problems from a clerk and meddling bellboy. But when Kevin runs into his old nemeses, the Wet Bandits, he's determined to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Macaulay Culkin  •  Joe Pesci  •  Catherine O'Hara  •  Daniel Stern

Instead of flying to Florida with his folks, Kevin ends up alone in New York, where he gets a hotel room with his dad's credit card—despite problems from a clerk and meddling bellboy. But when Kevin runs into his old nemeses, the Wet Bandits, he's determined to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Macaulay Culkin  •  Joe Pesci  •  Catherine O'Hara  •  Daniel Stern

JFK (1991)

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Follows the investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy led by New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Gary Oldman  •  Kevin Bacon

Follows the investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy led by New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Gary Oldman  •  Kevin Bacon

Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)

Archetypal buddy cops Riggs and Murtaugh are back for another round of high-stakes action, this time setting their collective sights on bringing down a former Los Angeles police lieutenant turned black market weapons dealer. Lorna Cole joins as the beautiful yet ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Danny Glover  •  Joe Pesci  •  Rene Russo

Archetypal buddy cops Riggs and Murtaugh are back for another round of high-stakes action, this time setting their collective sights on bringing down a former Los Angeles police lieutenant turned black market weapons dealer. Lorna Cole joins as the beautiful yet ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Danny Glover  •  Joe Pesci  •  Rene Russo

Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)

In the combustible action franchise's final installment, maverick detectives Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh square off against Asian mobster Wah Sing Ku, who's up to his neck in slave trading and counterfeit currency. With help from gumshoe Leo Getz and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Danny Glover  •  Joe Pesci  •  Rene Russo

In the combustible action franchise's final installment, maverick detectives Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh square off against Asian mobster Wah Sing Ku, who's up to his neck in slave trading and counterfeit currency. With help from gumshoe Leo Getz and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Danny Glover  •  Joe Pesci  •  Rene Russo

Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

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In the opening chase, Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh stumble across a trunk full of Krugerrands. They follow the trail to a South African diplomat who's using his immunity to conceal a smuggling operation. When he plants a bomb under Murtaugh's toilet, the action ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Danny Glover  •  Joe Pesci  •  Joss Ackland

In the opening chase, Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh stumble across a trunk full of Krugerrands. They follow the trail to a South African diplomat who's using his immunity to conceal a smuggling operation. When he plants a bomb under Murtaugh's toilet, the action ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Danny Glover  •  Joe Pesci  •  Joss Ackland

Man on Fire (1987)

An ex-CIA agent is hired to protect the daughter of a rich American family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Élie Chouraqui
CAST:  Scott Glenn  •  Jade Malle  •  Joe Pesci  •  Brooke Adams

An ex-CIA agent is hired to protect the daughter of a rich American family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Élie Chouraqui
CAST:  Scott Glenn  •  Jade Malle  •  Joe Pesci  •  Brooke Adams

Moonwalker (1988)

A movie that starts out with the "Man in the Mirror" music video, it then changes to a montage of video clips of Michael's career. Next comes a parody of his Bad video by children, and then Michael is chased by fans in a fantasy sequence. 2 more videos are shown, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Will Vinton  •  Colin Chilvers  •  Jerry Kramer  •  Jim Blashfield
CAST:  Michael Jackson  •  Joe Pesci  •  Mick Jagger  •  Sean Lennon

A movie that starts out with the "Man in the Mirror" music video, it then changes to a montage of video clips of Michael's career. Next comes a parody of his Bad video by children, and then Michael is chased by fans in a fantasy sequence. 2 more videos are shown, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Will Vinton  •  Colin Chilvers  •  Jerry Kramer  •  Jim Blashfield
CAST:  Michael Jackson  •  Joe Pesci  •  Mick Jagger  •  Sean Lennon

My Cousin Vinny (1992)

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Two carefree pals traveling through Alabama are mistakenly arrested, and charged with murder. Fortunately, one of them has a cousin who's a lawyer - Vincent Gambini, a former auto mechanic from Brooklyn who just passed his bar exam after his sixth try. When he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Lynn
CAST:  Joe Pesci  •  Ralph Macchio  •  Marisa Tomei  •  Mitchell Whitfield

Two carefree pals traveling through Alabama are mistakenly arrested, and charged with murder. Fortunately, one of them has a cousin who's a lawyer - Vincent Gambini, a former auto mechanic from Brooklyn who just passed his bar exam after his sixth try. When he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Lynn
CAST:  Joe Pesci  •  Ralph Macchio  •  Marisa Tomei  •  Mitchell Whitfield

Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sergio Leone
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  James Woods  •  Elizabeth McGovern  •  Tuesday Weld

A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sergio Leone
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  James Woods  •  Elizabeth McGovern  •  Tuesday Weld

The Good Shepherd (2006)

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Edward Wilson, the only witness to his father's suicide and member of the Skull and Bones Society while a student at Yale, is a morally upright young man who values honor and discretion, qualities that help him to be recruited for a career in the newly founded OSS. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert De Niro
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Angelina Jolie  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Tammy Blanchard

Edward Wilson, the only witness to his father's suicide and member of the Skull and Bones Society while a student at Yale, is a morally upright young man who values honor and discretion, qualities that help him to be recruited for a career in the newly founded OSS. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert De Niro
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Angelina Jolie  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Tammy Blanchard

The Public Eye (1992)

A crime photographer gets involved in a conspiracy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Franklin
CAST:  Joe Pesci  •  Barbara Hershey  •  Richard Riehle  •  Stanley Tucci

A crime photographer gets involved in a conspiracy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Franklin
CAST:  Joe Pesci  •  Barbara Hershey  •  Richard Riehle  •  Stanley Tucci
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