Tony Bennett

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Tony Bennett (born Anthony Dominick Benedetto; August 3, 1926) is an American singer of popular music, standards, show tunes, and jazz. Raised in New York City, Bennett began singing at an early age. He fought in the final stages of World War II as an infantryman with the U.S. Army in the European Theatre. Afterwards, he developed his singing technique, signed with Columbia Records, and had his first number one popular song with "Because of You" in 1951. Several top hits such as "Rags to Riches" followed in the early 1950s. Bennett then further refined his approach to encompass jazz singing. He reached an artistic peak in the late 1950s with albums such as The Beat of My Heart and Basie Swings, Bennett Sings. In 1962, Bennett recorded his signature song, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco". His career and his personal life then suffered an extended downturn during the height of the rock music era. Bennett staged a remarkable comeback in the late 1980s and 1990s, putting out gold record albums again and expanding his audience to the MTV Generation while keeping his musical style intact. He remains a popular and critically praised recording artist and concert performer in the 2000s. Bennett has won fifteen Grammy Awards, two Emmy Awards, been named an NEA Jazz Master and a Kennedy Center Honoree. He has sold over 50 million records worldwide. Bennett is also a serious and accomplished painter, creating works under the name Benedetto ...

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Bruce Almighty (2003)

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Bruce Nolan toils as a 'human interest' television reporter in Buffalo, N.Y., but despite his high ratings and the love of his beautiful girlfriend, Bruce remains unfulfilled. At the end of the worst day in his life, he angrily ridicules God—and the Almighty ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  Philip Baker Hall  •  Catherine Bell

Bruce Nolan toils as a 'human interest' television reporter in Buffalo, N.Y., but despite his high ratings and the love of his beautiful girlfriend, Bruce remains unfulfilled. At the end of the worst day in his life, he angrily ridicules God—and the Almighty ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  Philip Baker Hall  •  Catherine Bell

King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (1970)

A 1970 American documentary film biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., presented in the form of newsreel footage and segments of recordings by Dr. King, framed by celebrity narrators, including Marlon Brando, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Ruby Dee, James Earl ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet  •  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Coretta Scott King  •  Joanne Woodward  •  Ralph Abernathy

A 1970 American documentary film biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., presented in the form of newsreel footage and segments of recordings by Dr. King, framed by celebrity narrators, including Marlon Brando, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Ruby Dee, James Earl ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet  •  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Coretta Scott King  •  Joanne Woodward  •  Ralph Abernathy

Selma (2014)

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"Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Voting Rights Act.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ava DuVernay
CAST:  David Oyelowo  •  Tom Wilkinson  •  Carmen Ejogo  •  André Holland

"Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Voting Rights Act.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ava DuVernay
CAST:  David Oyelowo  •  Tom Wilkinson  •  Carmen Ejogo  •  André Holland

Billy Joel - The Last Play at Shea (2010)

In 1964, when the New York Mets were regarded as little more than a punch line in major league baseball, the team moved into a brand new ballpark, Shea Stadium, which was to become their home for the next forty-four years. Shea Stadium was closed (in part to create ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Crowder  •  Jon Small
CAST:  Alec Baldwin  •  Tony Bennett  •  Garth Brooks  •  Roger Daltrey

In 1964, when the New York Mets were regarded as little more than a punch line in major league baseball, the team moved into a brand new ballpark, Shea Stadium, which was to become their home for the next forty-four years. Shea Stadium was closed (in part to create ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Crowder  •  Jon Small
CAST:  Alec Baldwin  •  Tony Bennett  •  Garth Brooks  •  Roger Daltrey

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek Live! (2014)

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live! is an American concert television special featuring live performances by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga in support of their collaborative studio album, Cheek to Cheek, released in September 2014. It was held at the Rose ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Horn
CAST:  Lady Gaga  •  Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live! is an American concert television special featuring live performances by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga in support of their collaborative studio album, Cheek to Cheek, released in September 2014. It was held at the Rose ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Horn
CAST:  Lady Gaga  •  Tony Bennett

The Zen of Bennett (2012)

At 85, not only does Tony Bennett still have the smoothest pipes in the music business, he’s got the kind of philosophy that has made him one of the most beloved and respected performers of the last six decades. Made with as much class and refinement as Tony ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Unjoo Moon
CAST:  Tony Bennett  •  Andrea Bocelli  •  Lady Gaga  •  John Mayer

At 85, not only does Tony Bennett still have the smoothest pipes in the music business, he’s got the kind of philosophy that has made him one of the most beloved and respected performers of the last six decades. Made with as much class and refinement as Tony ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Unjoo Moon
CAST:  Tony Bennett  •  Andrea Bocelli  •  Lady Gaga  •  John Mayer

The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear (2010)

“I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore!” Who among us has not wanted to open their window and shout that at the top of their lungs? Seriously, who? Because we’re looking for those people. We’re looking for the people who think shouting is ...  (more)

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CAST:  Jon Stewart  •  Stephen Colbert  •  John Oliver  •  Aasif Mandvi

“I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore!” Who among us has not wanted to open their window and shout that at the top of their lungs? Seriously, who? Because we’re looking for those people. We’re looking for the people who think shouting is ...  (more)

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CAST:  Jon Stewart  •  Stephen Colbert  •  John Oliver  •  Aasif Mandvi

Tony Bennett: Duets - The Making of an American Classic (2007)

Tony Bennett's most recent album Duets: An American Classic featured Bennett recording duets of his greatest hits with today's greatest stars including Bono, Elton John, Paul McCartney, John Legend, Sting, Billy Joel, Michael Buble, Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Krugman
CAST:  Tony Bennett  •  Bono  •  Barbra Streisand  •  k.d. lang

Tony Bennett's most recent album Duets: An American Classic featured Bennett recording duets of his greatest hits with today's greatest stars including Bono, Elton John, Paul McCartney, John Legend, Sting, Billy Joel, Michael Buble, Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Krugman
CAST:  Tony Bennett  •  Bono  •  Barbra Streisand  •  k.d. lang

Paul McCartney: The Space Within Us (2006)

In 2005, rock legend Paul McCartney crossed America with his record-breaking, sold-out US tour. Better than a front-row seat, this feature-length concert film takes viewers onto this stage and beyond, capturing Paul's out-of-this-world performance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Haefeli
CAST:  Paul McCartney  •  Brian Ray  •  Rusty Anderson  •  Paul Wickens

In 2005, rock legend Paul McCartney crossed America with his record-breaking, sold-out US tour. Better than a front-row seat, this feature-length concert film takes viewers onto this stage and beyond, capturing Paul's out-of-this-world performance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Haefeli
CAST:  Paul McCartney  •  Brian Ray  •  Rusty Anderson  •  Paul Wickens

Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends (2007)

This documentary, produced by actor-producer-director Clint Eastwood, reflects on the life and journey of Bennett, using both archival and recent footages, including never before seen clips from his performance at the 2005 Monterey Jazz Festival.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Ricker
CAST:  Tony Bennett  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Clint Eastwood

This documentary, produced by actor-producer-director Clint Eastwood, reflects on the life and journey of Bennett, using both archival and recent footages, including never before seen clips from his performance at the 2005 Monterey Jazz Festival.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Ricker
CAST:  Tony Bennett  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Clint Eastwood

Tony Bennett: An American Classic (2006)

A celebration of the life of musical icon Tony Bennett on the occasion of his 80th birthday. The special charts Bennett’s career by faithfully re-creating venues from his past. Bennett is joined for each number by the artists that collaborated with him on his Duets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
CAST:  Tony Bennett  •  Christina Aguilera  •  Billy Crystal  •  k.d. lang

A celebration of the life of musical icon Tony Bennett on the occasion of his 80th birthday. The special charts Bennett’s career by faithfully re-creating venues from his past. Bennett is joined for each number by the artists that collaborated with him on his Duets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
CAST:  Tony Bennett  •  Christina Aguilera  •  Billy Crystal  •  k.d. lang

Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace (2002)

Well known performers accompanied by 12,000 selected members of the public on the lawn of Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee.  (more)

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CAST:  Brian May  •  Roger Taylor  •  Ray Cooper  •  Ricky Martin

Well known performers accompanied by 12,000 selected members of the public on the lawn of Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee.  (more)

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CAST:  Brian May  •  Roger Taylor  •  Ray Cooper  •  Ricky Martin

Tony Bennett - Wonderful World: Live In San Francisco (2002)

The love affair that began forty years ago with Tony Bennett and the City by the Bay continues with a very special evening of song, "TONY BENNETT'S WONDERFUL WORLD: LIVE FROM SAN FRANCISCO." Filmed at the famed Fairmont Hotel on Nob Hill, the site of Bennett's ...  (more)

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CAST:  Tony Bennett  •  k.d. lang

The love affair that began forty years ago with Tony Bennett and the City by the Bay continues with a very special evening of song, "TONY BENNETT'S WONDERFUL WORLD: LIVE FROM SAN FRANCISCO." Filmed at the famed Fairmont Hotel on Nob Hill, the site of Bennett's ...  (more)

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CAST:  Tony Bennett  •  k.d. lang

Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven (2007)

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DIRECTION:  Andrew Rossi
CAST:  Tony Bennett  •  Joan Collins  •  Bill Cosby  •  Nancy Reagan

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DIRECTION:  Andrew Rossi
CAST:  Tony Bennett  •  Joan Collins  •  Bill Cosby  •  Nancy Reagan

Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel (2009)

A revealing look at the outspoken, flamboyant founder of the Playboy empire. With humor and insight, the film captures Hefner's fierce battles with the government, the religious right and militant feminists. Rare footage and compelling interviews with a remarkable ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brigitte Berman
CAST:  Joan Baez  •  Pat Boone  •  Tony Curtis  •  Tony Bennett

A revealing look at the outspoken, flamboyant founder of the Playboy empire. With humor and insight, the film captures Hefner's fierce battles with the government, the religious right and militant feminists. Rare footage and compelling interviews with a remarkable ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brigitte Berman
CAST:  Joan Baez  •  Pat Boone  •  Tony Curtis  •  Tony Bennett

Goodnight Moon & Other Sleepytime Tales (1999)

Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd's bestselling children's book headlines this winning 25-minute collection of sleepytime tales from HBO. Susan Sarandon narrates the simple story of a bunny readying for bed. Other top entertainers lend their voices to the tape: ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy Schatz
CAST:  Justin Arnold  •  Billy Crystal  •  Lauryn Hill  •  Patti LaBelle

Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd's bestselling children's book headlines this winning 25-minute collection of sleepytime tales from HBO. Susan Sarandon narrates the simple story of a bunny readying for bed. Other top entertainers lend their voices to the tape: ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy Schatz
CAST:  Justin Arnold  •  Billy Crystal  •  Lauryn Hill  •  Patti LaBelle

Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bobin
CAST:  Ricky Gervais  •  Ty Burrell  •  Tina Fey  •  Steve Whitmire

While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bobin
CAST:  Ricky Gervais  •  Ty Burrell  •  Tina Fey  •  Steve Whitmire

A Very Gaga Thanksgiving (2011)

An intimate look inside the private life of award-winning artist Lady Gaga as she performs eight songs in front of a small audience filled with her close friends and family.  (more)

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CAST:  Lady Gaga  •  Tony Bennett  •  Katie Couric

An intimate look inside the private life of award-winning artist Lady Gaga as she performs eight songs in front of a small audience filled with her close friends and family.  (more)

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CAST:  Lady Gaga  •  Tony Bennett  •  Katie Couric

Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert (2015)

A tribute concert celebrating Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday that promises performances from Tony Bennett, Garth Brooks, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Adam Levine, Carrie Underwood, Usher, Zac Brown, Harry Connick Jr., Celine Dion, Lady Gaga and Juanes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis J. Horvitz
CAST:  Tony Bennett  •  Bono  •  Garth Brooks  •  Harry Connick Jr.

A tribute concert celebrating Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday that promises performances from Tony Bennett, Garth Brooks, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Adam Levine, Carrie Underwood, Usher, Zac Brown, Harry Connick Jr., Celine Dion, Lady Gaga and Juanes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis J. Horvitz
CAST:  Tony Bennett  •  Bono  •  Garth Brooks  •  Harry Connick Jr.

Amy (2015)

A documentary on the life of Amy Winehouse, the immensely talented yet doomed songstress. We see her from her teen years, where she already showed her singing abilities, to her finding success and then her downward spiral into alcoholism and drugs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Asif Kapadia
CAST:  Amy Winehouse  •  Mark Ronson  •  Tony Bennett  •  Pete Doherty

A documentary on the life of Amy Winehouse, the immensely talented yet doomed songstress. We see her from her teen years, where she already showed her singing abilities, to her finding success and then her downward spiral into alcoholism and drugs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Asif Kapadia
CAST:  Amy Winehouse  •  Mark Ronson  •  Tony Bennett  •  Pete Doherty
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