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Vincent Gallo

Born: 1961


Vincent Gallo is American director, producer, screenwriter, actor, singer-songwriter, and painter best known for his films The Brown Bunny (2003) and Buffalo '66 (1998). Vincent Gallo  (born April 11, 1961) is an American film actor, director, producer, screenwriter, singer-songwriter, and painter. Although he has had minor roles in mainstream films such as Goodfellas, he is most associated with independent movies, including Buffalo '66, which he wrote, directed, did the music for and starred in; The Brown Bunny, which he also wrote, directed, produced, starred in and photographed; Arizona Dream; The Funeral; and Palookaville. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Gallo was a painter in the New York City art scene showing with famed art dealer Annina Nosei, performed in a rap duo and was part of the first hip hop television broadcast Graffiti Rock, and played in an industrial band called Bohack which released an album title It Took Several Wives. In the early 2000s, he released several solo recordings on WARP records. Gallo is known for his outspoken views and generally sarcastic nature, once stating: "I stopped painting in 1990 at the peak of my success just to deny people my beautiful paintings; and I did it out of spite." Gallo was awarded the Coppa Volpi for Best Actor at the 67th Venice International Film Festival for his performance as a wordless escaping Muslim prisoner in Jerzy Skolimowski's Essential Killing. His own feature film Promises Written In Water, which he wrote, directed, produced and starred in, also screened In Competition at the festival.
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth Buffalo - New York - USA




Luca Baglioni in Stranded

The House of the Spirits

Esteban García in The House of the Spirits

Arizona Dream

Paul Leger in Arizona Dream

The Funeral

Johnny in The Funeral

Truth or Consequences, N.M.

Raymond Lembecke in Truth or Consequences, N.M.


Angelo 'Tetro' Tetrocini in Tetro

Hide and Seek

Frank in Hide and Seek

Moscow Zero

Owen in Moscow Zero

Buffalo '66

Billy Brown in Buffalo '66

Trouble Every Day

Dr. Shane Brown in Trouble Every Day


Russell Pataki in Palookaville

Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby

Sister Gomez in Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby

Essential Killing

Mohammed in Essential Killing

2 Days in New York

Himself in 2 Days in New York

The Undesirables

Tony Bendando in The Undesirables

Nenette and Boni

Vincenzo Brown in Nenette and Boni

Promises Written in Water

Kevin in Promises Written in Water

The Legend of Kaspar Hauser

The Pusher / The Sheriff in The Legend of Kaspar Hauser

U.S. Go Home

Captain Brown in U.S. Go Home

Johnny 316

Johnny in Johnny 316

Doc's Kingdom

Jimmy in Doc's Kingdom

The Way It Is

Victor / Heurtebise in The Way It Is

L.A. Without a Map

Moss in L.A. Without a Map

Night of Pan

Pan - The Legend in Night of Pan

Get Well Soon

Bobby Bishop / Kevin Moss in Get Well Soon


Mário in Alex

Rated 'R': Republicans in Hollywood

Himself in Rated 'R': Republicans in Hollywood


Henry's 70's Crew in GoodFellas

Keep It for Yourself

Vito Brown in Keep It for Yourself

The Human Trust

Harold Marcus in The Human Trust


Roger Olofsson (voice) in Metropia

The Agent

The Talent in The Agent


Jax in Loosies

Oliviero Rising

Oliviero in Oliviero Rising

Goodbye Lover

Mike in Goodbye Lover


Ernest in 1989

Cannes: All Access

Self (archive footage) in Cannes: All Access

Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton

Himself in Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton

The Work of Director Mark Romanek

Self (segment "99 Problems") in The Work of Director Mark Romanek


Party Guest (uncredited) in Basquiat

Perfect Moment

Himself in Perfect Moment


Preacher in Angela

Ramones: We're Outta Here!

Himself in Ramones: We're Outta Here!

The Perez Family

Orlando in The Perez Family

Blank City

Self (archive footage) in Blank City

Lit: All Access

Self (segment "Bitter") in Lit: All Access

Vincent Gallo as Flying Christ

Jesus in Vincent Gallo as Flying Christ

The Brown Bunny

Bud Clay in The Brown Bunny

Figaro Story

Vito Brown (segment "Keep It for Yourself") in Figaro Story

Corinne Day Diary

Himself in Corinne Day Diary

Looking for Enemies Finding Friends

Vincent Gallo NYC 1997 in Looking for Enemies Finding Friends

Vincent Gallo Directs

Self in Vincent Gallo Directs

Vampire Lestat

in Vampire Lestat

Honey Bunny

The Emotional Man in Honey Bunny

The Groovenians

Nixon in The Groovenians

Shut In

Sammy in Shut In

42 One Dream Rush

in 42 One Dream Rush

The Policeman

James DeAngelo in The Policeman

Vincent Gallo: 48 People (Who Should Be Dead in Hollywood)

Self (archive footage) in Vincent Gallo: 48 People (Who Should Be Dead in Hollywood)

TV Shows