Armand Assante

Actor

Armand Assante

CountryUnited States
Sex:Male
Playing Age:51 - 67
Nationality:American
Hair Colour:Mid Brown
Eye Colour:Brown
Body Type:Other
Height5' 10'' / 178cm

In 2010 Armand recieved both Career Achievment Awards from the long Island International Film Festival as well as the Italian Walk of Fame.

Currently the actor can be seen in the forthcoming independent film "The Return of Joe Rich" as well as Ridley Scott's smash hit "American Gangster" and can be seen in independents such as "La Linea" and "The Chaos Experiment".

In 2008 he was designated President of the Jury for the 37th International Film Festival in Kiev, Ukraine judging 63 International Films in one week.

 

In March of 2007 Armand recieved the Lifetime Achievement Award from the  Westchester Film Festival in New York State, having spent the previous three years working almost entirely in Eastern Europe. In the Spring of 2006, Assante completed filming the title role in Irving Yalom's critically acclaimed novel "When Nietzche Wept", in the role of the german philosopher Frederich Nietzche, in Rousse, Bulgaria helmed by producer/director Pinchas Perry, recieving 5 Stars at the Jerusalem Film Festival.

In June 2006, he started in the black comedy, "California Dreamin", based on an incident during the bosnian Conflict, which won The Cannes Film Festival 2007 in Au Certain Regard category as well as The Brussels Intl. Film Festival in three categories, the Ibiza Film Festival, Rabat Film Festival, as well as 21 International Film Festivals in 2007. The consummate actor, with an obsession for rhythm and music since boyhood, emerged as a professional drummer and singer in his teens and considers himself a journeyman who has spent his life on the road. Every object or piece of art in his home has been collected from native indigenous peoples from literally all over the planet.

In September of 1997, Armand Assante recieved the Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Special for his portrayal of notorious crime boss, John gotti, in HBO Pictures biographical drama "Gotti". Assante had previously garnered nominations for both a Golden Globe and SAG Award, also receiving the Capri Hollywood Award in Capri, Italy in December 1997 for the same performance. Also during September of 1997, the country of Greece, in their premier of "The Odyssey", Assante was honored at the Acropolis for his starring role of Odysseus in this Hallmark Entertainment/NBC four-hour miniseries. At the time it aired in the USA, this was the highest watched miniseries on any network since 1994 (and NBC's highest since 1991) attracting 50 million viewers. In January of 1998, Assante was nominated for a Golden Globe for this starring role.

 

Armand Assante
Armand Assante
Armand Assante

Credits

Jesse(2011)-Dominick
Minkow(2011)-Jerry Saxon
Shadows in Paradise(2010)-Cpt. John 'Ghost' Santos
Magic Man(2010)-Taper
Killer by Nature(2010)-Eugene Branch
The Bleeding(2009)-Jake Plummer
Chicago Overcoat(2009)-Stafano D'Agnostino
When Nietzsche Wept(2007)-Nietzsche
Casanova's Last Stand(2007)-Sebastian Marr
Judge Dredd(1995)-Rico