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Danny Aiello

Danny Aiello is an American actor who has starred in (amongst others), Once Upon A Time In America, The Godfather: Part II, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Moonstruck, Do The Right Thing, Léon, Two Days in the Valley and played the title character in the video for Madonna's Papa Don't Preach. Although his characters are often crass, vulgar, and violent, Aiello has also portrayed sensitive, kindly men with an earthy sense of humor.

Quoted as saying "The first time I put on a dress and a wig and they took a polaroid of me, I wanted to throw up. Except I saw a little bit of beauty in that I looked like my mother".

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Danny Aiello Facts

Birth NameDanny Louis Aiello Jr.
BirthdayJune 20, 1933 (89)
BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York, USA
Height6' 3" (1m91)  How tall is Danny Aiello compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Prince of Central Park
Do the Right Thing
Hudson Hawk
Once Upon a Time in America
Léon the Professional
Harlem Nights
The Professional
Jacob's Ladder
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