Ben Gazzara
Ben Gazzara

Gender

Male

Known Credits

20

Ben Gazzara

Date of Birth: Aug 28, 1930

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

 

 

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Biagio Anthony Gazzarra (August 28, 1930 – February 3, 2012), known as Ben Gazzara, was an American film, stage, and television actor and director. His best known films include Anatomy of a Murder (1959), Voyage of the Damned (1976), Inchon (1981), Road House (1989), The Big Lebowski (1998), Happiness (1998), The Thomas Crown Affair (1999), Summer of Sam (1999), Dogville (2003) and Paris, je taime (2006). He was a recurring collaborator with John Cassavetes, working with him on Husbands (1970), The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976) and Opening Night (1977). As the star of the television series Run for Your Life (1965-1968), Gazzarra was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards and two Emmy Awards. He won his first, and only, Emmy Award for his role in the television film Hysterical Blindness (2002).

Known For

Filmography

The Girl from Trieste

The Girl from Trieste

as Dino Romani

2007

Paris, je t'aime

Paris, je t'aime

as Ben (Quartier Latin)

2006

Dogville

Dogville

as Jack McKay

2003

Summer of Sam

Summer of Sam

as Luigi

1999

Happiness

Happiness

as Lenny Jordan

1998

The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski

as Jackie Treehorn

1998

Road House

Road House

as Brad Wesley

1989

Tales of Ordinary Madness

Tales of Ordinary Madness

as Charles Serking

1981

They All Laughed

They All Laughed

as John Russo

1981

The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald

The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald

as Anson 'Kip' Roberts

1977

The Sicilian Connection

The Sicilian Connection

as Joseph Coppola

1976

QB VII

QB VII

as Abe Cady

1974

The Bridge at Remagen

The Bridge at Remagen

as Sgt. Angelo ("Angel")

1969

A Rage To Live

A Rage To Live

as Roger Bannon

1965