Danny Aiello

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Daniel Louis Aiello Jr. (June 20, 1933 – December 12, 2019) was an American actor who appeared in numerous motion pictures, including The Godfather Part II (1974), The Front (1976), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), Moonstruck (1987), Harlem Nights (1989), Hudson Hawk (1991), Ruby (1992), Léon: The Professional (1994), 2 Days in the Valley (1996), Dinner Rush (2000), and Lucky Number Slevin (2006). He had a pivotal role in the Spike Lee film Do the Right Thing (1989) as Salvatore "Sal" Frangione, earning a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He played Don Domenico Clericuzio in the miniseries The Last Don (1997).

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Jacob's Ladder (1990)

After returning home from the Vietnam War, veteran Jacob Singer struggles to maintain his sanity. Plagued by hallucinations and flashbacks, Singer rapidly falls apart as the world and people around him morph and twist into disturbing images. His girlfriend, Jezzie, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Lyne
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Elizabeth Peña  •  Danny Aiello  •  Matt Craven

After returning home from the Vietnam War, veteran Jacob Singer struggles to maintain his sanity. Plagued by hallucinations and flashbacks, Singer rapidly falls apart as the world and people around him morph and twist into disturbing images. His girlfriend, Jezzie, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Lyne
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Elizabeth Peña  •  Danny Aiello  •  Matt Craven

2 Days in the Valley (1996)

In a sleepy bedroom community of LA's San Fernando Valley, the murder of a professional athlete by two hit men sets into motion a chain of events that puts the mundane lives of a dozen residents on a collision course. This clever tale tells the story of two hit men ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Herzfeld
CAST:  Danny Aiello  •  Greg Cruttwell  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Teri Hatcher

In a sleepy bedroom community of LA's San Fernando Valley, the murder of a professional athlete by two hit men sets into motion a chain of events that puts the mundane lives of a dozen residents on a collision course. This clever tale tells the story of two hit men ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Herzfeld
CAST:  Danny Aiello  •  Greg Cruttwell  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Teri Hatcher

The January Man (1989)

Nick and Frank Starkey were both policemen. A scandal forced Nick to leave the force, now a serial killer has driven the police to take him back. A web that includes Frank's wife, bribery, and corruption all are in the background as Nick tries to uncover the secret ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio  •  Harvey Keitel

Nick and Frank Starkey were both policemen. A scandal forced Nick to leave the force, now a serial killer has driven the police to take him back. A web that includes Frank's wife, bribery, and corruption all are in the background as Nick tries to uncover the secret ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio  •  Harvey Keitel

Brooklyn Lobster (2005)

Giorgio's Lobster Farm has been a tradition in Brooklyn for over 65 years. Manned by an eccentric crew and serving the best seafood in the state  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Jordan
CAST:  Danny Aiello  •  Jane Curtin  •  Daniel Sauli  •  Marisa Ryan

Giorgio's Lobster Farm has been a tradition in Brooklyn for over 65 years. Manned by an eccentric crew and serving the best seafood in the state  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Jordan
CAST:  Danny Aiello  •  Jane Curtin  •  Daniel Sauli  •  Marisa Ryan

City Hall (1996)

The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Becker
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  John Cusack  •  Bridget Fonda  •  Danny Aiello

The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Becker
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  John Cusack  •  Bridget Fonda  •  Danny Aiello

Do the Right Thing (1989)

Salvatore "Sal" Fragione is the Italian owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn. A neighborhood local, Buggin' Out, becomes upset when he sees that the pizzeria's Wall of Fame exhibits only Italian actors. Buggin' Out believes a pizzeria in a black neighborhood should ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Ossie Davis  •  Danny Aiello  •  Giancarlo Esposito  •  Richard Edson

Salvatore "Sal" Fragione is the Italian owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn. A neighborhood local, Buggin' Out, becomes upset when he sees that the pizzeria's Wall of Fame exhibits only Italian actors. Buggin' Out believes a pizzeria in a black neighborhood should ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Ossie Davis  •  Danny Aiello  •  Giancarlo Esposito  •  Richard Edson

Harlem Nights (1989)

'Sugar' Ray is the owner of an illegal casino and must contend with the pressure of vicious gangsters and corrupt police who want to see him go out of business. In the world of organised crime and police corruption in the 1920s, any dastardly trick is fair.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eddie Murphy
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Richard Pryor  •  Redd Foxx  •  Danny Aiello

'Sugar' Ray is the owner of an illegal casino and must contend with the pressure of vicious gangsters and corrupt police who want to see him go out of business. In the world of organised crime and police corruption in the 1920s, any dastardly trick is fair.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eddie Murphy
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Richard Pryor  •  Redd Foxx  •  Danny Aiello

Hudson Hawk (1991)

Eddie Hawkins, called Hudson Hawk has just been released from ten years of prison and is planning to spend the rest of his life honestly. But then the crazy Mayflower couple blackmail him to steal some of the works of Leonardo da Vinci. If he refuses, they threaten ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lehmann
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Danny Aiello  •  Andie MacDowell  •  James Coburn

Eddie Hawkins, called Hudson Hawk has just been released from ten years of prison and is planning to spend the rest of his life honestly. But then the crazy Mayflower couple blackmail him to steal some of the works of Leonardo da Vinci. If he refuses, they threaten ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lehmann
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Danny Aiello  •  Andie MacDowell  •  James Coburn

Léon: The Professional (1994)

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Léon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, Mathilda's thoughts turn to revenge, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Jean Reno  •  Natalie Portman  •  Gary Oldman  •  Danny Aiello

Léon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, Mathilda's thoughts turn to revenge, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Jean Reno  •  Natalie Portman  •  Gary Oldman  •  Danny Aiello

Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

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Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul McGuigan
CAST:  Josh Hartnett  •  Bruce Willis  •  Lucy Liu  •  Morgan Freeman

Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul McGuigan
CAST:  Josh Hartnett  •  Bruce Willis  •  Lucy Liu  •  Morgan Freeman

Man on Fire (1987)

Creasy, a traumatized ex-CIA agent, gets a job as a bodyguard for Samantha, the twelve-year-old daughter of a wealthy Italian family living in a swanky villa on the shores of Lake Como.  (more)

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

Creasy, a traumatized ex-CIA agent, gets a job as a bodyguard for Samantha, the twelve-year-old daughter of a wealthy Italian family living in a swanky villa on the shores of Lake Como.  (more)

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

Moonstruck (1987)

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No sooner does Italian-American widow Loretta accept a marriage proposal from her doltish boyfriend, Johnny, than she finds herself falling for his younger brother, Ronny. She tries to resist, but Ronny lost his hand in an accident he blames on his brother, and has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Cher  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Vincent Gardenia  •  Olympia Dukakis

No sooner does Italian-American widow Loretta accept a marriage proposal from her doltish boyfriend, Johnny, than she finds herself falling for his younger brother, Ronny. She tries to resist, but Ronny lost his hand in an accident he blames on his brother, and has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Cher  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Vincent Gardenia  •  Olympia Dukakis

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

Ready to Wear (1994)

Paris Fashion Week draws the usual bunch of people; designers, reporters, models, magazine editors, photographers. Follows the various storylines of these characters, centering around a murder investigation of a prominent fashion figure. Features an all-star cast.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Marcello Mastroianni  •  Sophia Loren  •  Jean-Pierre Cassel  •  Chiara Mastroianni

Paris Fashion Week draws the usual bunch of people; designers, reporters, models, magazine editors, photographers. Follows the various storylines of these characters, centering around a murder investigation of a prominent fashion figure. Features an all-star cast.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Marcello Mastroianni  •  Sophia Loren  •  Jean-Pierre Cassel  •  Chiara Mastroianni

Radio Days (1987)

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The Narrator tells us how the radio influenced his childhood in the days before TV. In the New York City of the late 1930s to the New Year's Eve 1944, this coming-of-age tale mixes the narrator's experiences with contemporary anecdotes and urban legends of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  Woody Allen  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Larry David

The Narrator tells us how the radio influenced his childhood in the days before TV. In the New York City of the late 1930s to the New Year's Eve 1944, this coming-of-age tale mixes the narrator's experiences with contemporary anecdotes and urban legends of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  Woody Allen  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Larry David

The Front (1976)

A cashier poses as a writer for blacklisted talents to submit their work through, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Andrea Marcovicci  •  Michael Murphy  •  Woody Allen  •  Herschel Bernardi

A cashier poses as a writer for blacklisted talents to submit their work through, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Andrea Marcovicci  •  Michael Murphy  •  Woody Allen  •  Herschel Bernardi

The Godfather: Part II (1974)

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In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Robert Duvall  •  Diane Keaton  •  Robert De Niro

In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Robert Duvall  •  Diane Keaton  •  Robert De Niro

The Protector (1985)

Billy Wong is a New York City cop whose partner is gunned down during a robbery. Billy and his new partner, Danny Garoni, are working security at a fashion show when a wealthy man's daughter, Laura Shapiro, is kidnapped. The Federal authorities suspect that Laura's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Glickenhaus
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Danny Aiello  •  Sandy Alexander  •  Roy Chiao

Billy Wong is a New York City cop whose partner is gunned down during a robbery. Billy and his new partner, Danny Garoni, are working security at a fashion show when a wealthy man's daughter, Laura Shapiro, is kidnapped. The Federal authorities suspect that Laura's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Glickenhaus
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Danny Aiello  •  Sandy Alexander  •  Roy Chiao

The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

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Cecilia is a waitress in New Jersey, living a dreary life during the Great Depression. Her only escape from her mundane reality is the movie theatre. After losing her job, Cecilia goes to see 'The Purple Rose of Cairo' in hopes of raising her spirits, where she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Danny Aiello  •  Irving Metzman

Cecilia is a waitress in New Jersey, living a dreary life during the Great Depression. Her only escape from her mundane reality is the movie theatre. After losing her job, Cecilia goes to see 'The Purple Rose of Cairo' in hopes of raising her spirits, where she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Danny Aiello  •  Irving Metzman

Old Enough (1984)

The 12 years old well-bred Lonnie meets the impudent Karen on the street. They spend some time together and Karen teaches Lonnie some of her favorite occupancies, like make-up, shoplifting, skipping school and lying to the parent about it, but confessing to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marisa Silver
CAST:  Sarah Boyd  •  Rainbow Harvest  •  Neill Barry  •  Alyssa Milano

The 12 years old well-bred Lonnie meets the impudent Karen on the street. They spend some time together and Karen teaches Lonnie some of her favorite occupancies, like make-up, shoplifting, skipping school and lying to the parent about it, but confessing to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marisa Silver
CAST:  Sarah Boyd  •  Rainbow Harvest  •  Neill Barry  •  Alyssa Milano
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