Despite the many controversies throughout his career, Vincent Gallo was something of a modern-day Renaissance man, simultaneously pursuing art, music, directing and acting. As a self-proclaimed hustler and hobbyist, Gallo claimed to act more for its tangible rewards than to fulfill any creative urges, though the off-beat choices he made seemed to belie the idea. Regardless, Gallo was a gifted actor able to pull out quality performances in a variety of projects, including "Arizona Dream" (1993), "Palookaville" (1995) and his feature directing debut, "Buffalo '66" (1998), which helped bring Gallo into the mainstream. Despite a strong body of work, Gallo became something of a pariah in Hollywood. He openly and contemptuously expressed his hatred for a variety of big name actors - Tim Roth, Kiefer Sutherland, Anjelica Huston - while proving to be a difficult personality to work with. Meanwhile, Gallo created quite the stir with his second directing effort, "The Brown Bunny" (2004), a widely-panned film in which his then-girlfriend gave him oral sex on camera. Regardless of the many dramas swirling about Gallo, he proved that his gifts were a multi-faceted force to be reckoned with.