Vincent Gallo

Actor, Composer, Director
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 ... Read more »
Born: 04/11/1961 in Buffalo, New York, USA


Actor (38)

The Road 2015 (Movie)


Odyssey in Rome 2014 (Movie)


The Funeral Director 2014 (Movie)

Kevin (Actor)

The Last Mile 2014 (Movie)


Loosies 2012 (Movie)

Jax (Actor)

The Legend of Kaspar Hauser 2011 (Movie)

The Pusher / The Sheriff (Actor)

Essential Killing 2010 (Movie)

Mohammed (Actor)

Metropia 2010 (Movie)

Voice of Roger (Actor)

Promises Written in Water 2009 (Movie)


Tetro 2009 (Movie)

Tetro (Actor)

Moscow Zero 2007 (Movie)

Owen (Actor)

Johnny 316 2006 (Movie)


The Brown Bunny 2004 (Movie)

Bud Clay (Actor)

Gli indesiderabili 2003 (Movie)

Antonino 'Tony' Bendando (Actor)

Get Well Soon 2001 (Movie)

Bobby (Actor)

Trouble Every Day 2001 (Movie)

Shane Brown (Actor)

Cord 2000 (Movie)


South of Heaven, West of Hell 2000 (Movie)


Stranded 2000 (Movie)

Baglioni (Actor)

Freeway 2 1999 (Movie)

Sister Gomez (Actor)

Mickey Rourke: The E! True Hollywood Story 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)


Buffalo '66 1998 (Movie)

Billy Brown (Actor)

L.A. Without a Map 1998 (Movie)

Moss (Actor)

Nenette et Boni 1997 (Movie)

The Baker (Actor)

Truth or Consequences, N.M. 1997 (Movie)

Raymond Lembecke (Actor)

Angela 1996 (Movie)

Preacher (Actor)

Palookaville 1996 (Movie)

Russ (Actor)

The Funeral 1996 (Movie)

Johnny (Actor)

Arizona Dream 1995 (Movie)

Paul Leger (Actor)

The Perez Family 1995 (Movie)

Orlando (Actor)

The House of the Spirits 1994 (Movie)

Esteban Garcia (Actor)

U.S. Go Home 1993 (Movie)

GI (Actor)

A Idade Major 1992 (Movie)

Mario (Actor)

Goodfellas 1990 (Movie)

Henry's 70's Crew Member (Actor)

Doc's Kingdom 1988 (Movie)

Jimmy--Doc's Son (Actor)
Music (5)

Get Well Soon 2001 (Movie)


Buffalo '66 1998 (Movie)


Buffalo '66 1998 (Movie)


L.A. Without a Map 1998 (Movie)

("A Taste of Honey") (Song Performer)
Writer (4)

Promises Written in Water 2009 (Movie)


The Brown Bunny 2004 (Movie)


Buffalo '66 1998 (Movie)


Buffalo '66 1998 (Movie)

(From Story)
Director (3)

Promises Written in Water 2009 (Movie)


The Brown Bunny 2004 (Movie)


Buffalo '66 1998 (Movie)

Producer (2)

Promises Written in Water 2009 (Movie)


The Brown Bunny 2004 (Movie)

Camera, Film, & Tape (2)

The Brown Bunny 2004 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Brown Bunny 2004 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)
Editor (1)

The Brown Bunny 2004 (Movie)



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.


Asia Argento Actor

Was briefly engaged in 1998

Vincent Gallo


Janet Gallo


Bethany Ritz

Was briefly engaged from 1999-2000



Wrote, directed, and starred in the drama "Promises Written in Water"; also produced


Played the lead in "Essential Killing" by Polish film director Jerzy Skolimowski


Modeled for H&M's Spring Collection with Eva Herzigova


Played the lead role in Francis Ford Coppola's "Tetro"


Premiered the controversial "The Brown Bunny" at the Cannes Film Festival; wrote, directed, and starred in film opposite Chloë Sevigny; also produced


Acted in the Spanish film "Stranded: Náufragos"


Fourth film with French film director Claire Denis, "Trouble Every Day"


Released first solo album When


Published book of photographs


Feature screenwriting and directorial debut, "Buffalo 66"; also acted


Acted in "Goodbye Lover"


Played the lead role in the film "Truth or Consequences, N.M."


Modeled for Calvin Klein; was featured in the controversial advertising campaign for CK One


Co-starred with Christopher Walken and Chris Penn in Abel Ferrara's "The Funeral"


Played in the rock band Bunny with Lukas Haas; recorded songs for an album, which was later abandoned


Re-teamed with Claire Denis for "Nénette et Boni"


Landed featured role in Alan Taylor's "Palookaville"


Re-teamed with Claire Denis for "U.S. Go Home"


Co-starred with Jerry Lewis and Johnny Depp in Emil Kustirica's "Arizona Dream"


Hired by french director Claire Denis to star in "Keep It for Yourself"


Played a small role in Martin Scorsese's "GoodFellas"


Feature acting debut, "The Way It Is"; also composed the score


Appeared in the film "New York Beat Movie" with painter Basquiat


Played in a band called Bohack, which recorded the album It Took Several Wives


While living in Rome, acted in the Italian-language production of "Buffala"


Worked as an international messenger; reportedly suffered a breakdown during one trip


Directed first short film, "If You Feel Froggy, Jump"

Born and raised in Buffalo, NY

Left high school at 16 and worked as a musician and painter in New York City

Ran a movie theater headquartered at the Squat Theatre in New York City

Played with the bands The Plastics and Gray; the latter included Jean-Michel Basquiat

Bonus Trivia


On why he took a break from working as filmmaker, Gallo told The Observer (Sept. 29, 2001): "I didn't want to lose my subjectivity and my objectivity about my work. I'm not looking for a career. And I don't need to be regarded. I'm not Harmony Korine ["Gummo"] or Paul Anderson ["Boogie Nights"] or Darren Aronofsky ["Requiem For a Dream"], who are already working on their chapter in the history of film books. I have the capacity to do lots of different things. I don't feel that I need to repeat myself like that."