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

Filmography

Actor (38)

The Road 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Odyssey in Rome 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Funeral Director 2014 (Movie)

Kevin (Actor)

The Last Mile 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

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)

(Actor)

Tetro 2009 (Movie)

Tetro (Actor)

Moscow Zero 2007 (Movie)

Owen (Actor)

Johnny 316 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

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)

(Actor)

South of Heaven, West of Hell 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Stranded 2000 (Movie)

Baglioni (Actor)

Freeway 2 1999 (Movie)

Sister Gomez (Actor)

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

Actor

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)

(Music)

Buffalo '66 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

Buffalo '66 1998 (Movie)

(Performer)

L.A. Without a Map 1998 (Movie)

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

Promises Written in Water 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Brown Bunny 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Buffalo '66 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Buffalo '66 1998 (Movie)

(From Story)
Director (3)

Promises Written in Water 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

The Brown Bunny 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Buffalo '66 1998 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (2)

Promises Written in Water 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Brown Bunny 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)
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)

(Editor)

Biography

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.

Relationships

Wife
Married for 10 weeks in 1984 divorced

Asia Argento Actor

Companion
Was briefly engaged in 1998

Vincent Gallo

Father

Janet Gallo

Mother

Bethany Ritz

Companion
Was briefly engaged from 1999-2000

Milestones

2010

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

2010

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

2009

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

2009

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

2003

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

2002

Acted in the Spanish film "Stranded: Náufragos"

2001

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

2001

Released first solo album <i>When</i>

1999

Published book of photographs

1998

Acted in "Goodbye Lover"

1998

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

1997

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

1996

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

1996

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

1996

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

1996

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

1995

Landed featured role in Alan Taylor's "Palookaville"

1994

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

1992

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

1991

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

1990

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

1983

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

1981

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

1981

Played in a band called Bohack, which recorded the album <i>It Took Several Wives</i>

1979

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

1978

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

1977

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

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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."

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