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Vincent Gallo Biography
Vincent Gallo is an American actor, model, director, musician, painter and former motorcycle racer. Though he has had minor roles in mainstream films such as Arizona Dream, The Funeral and Palookaville, Gallo is most associated with independent movies, including Buffalo ’66, which he wrote, directed, scored and starred in and The Brown Bunny, which he also wrote, directed, produced, starred in and photographed. In the early 2000s, Gallo released several solo recordings on Warp Records.Vincent Gallo
Vincent Gallo Age
Vincent Gallo was born on April 11, 1961 in Buffalo, New York, U.S. He is 58 years old as of 2018.
Vincent Gallo Height
He stands at a height of 1.8 m.
Vincent Gallo Net Worth
Vincent Gallo has a net worth of $8 million.
Vincent Gallo Parents
Vincent Gallo was born to Janet, a hairdresser and Vincenzo Vito Gallo, also a hairdresser and professional gambler. Both of Gallo’s parents emigrated from Sicily, Italy.Vincent Gallo Photo
Vincent Gallo Films
In the 1980s, during Gallo’s artistic period, when he worked as a musician and painter in New York City, he also started experimenting with film. Gallo made the short film “If You Feel Froggy, Jump” and appeared in 1981 in the film Downtown 81 with painter Jean-Michel Basquiat. In 1984, he acted in The Way It Is (1985) by Eric Mitchell, which included actors Rockets Redglare and Steve Buscemi.
After starring in the obscure 1989 film Doc’s Kingdom, Gallo started acting in small parts in more well-known films like Goodfellas, The House of the Spirits, and The Perez Family. Claire Denis, a French director hired Gallo to act in several films like the short film Keep It for Yourself, the made-for-TV U.S. Go Home, and its follow-up feature Nénette et Boni in 1996.”
Vincent Gallo Buffalo 66
His directorial debut film Buffalo ’66 was nominated in 1998, for, an award for “Best First Feature” at the Independent Spirit Awards but did not win. Gallo made this drama for $1.5 M, serving as writer, director, composer/performer and lead actor of the soundtrack. The release of Buffalo ’66 “gained him a solid fan base.”
Chloe Sevigny Vincent Gallo | Vincent Gallo Brown Bunny
Gallo starred in and directed the 2003 film The Brown Bunny, which chronicles a motorcycle racer’s cross-country road trip, and co-starred Chloë Sevigny. The film, received an overwhelmingly negative critical response to its Cannes premiere and became a media scandal because it contained a scene of Sevigny performing unsimulated oral sex upon Gallo, in part due to Gallo’s use of a still image from a sex scene on a promotional billboard.
In part, the critical response discussed whether Sevigny had been pressured into performing a sex act by Gallo. According to Andrea LeVasseur of Allmovie, The Brown Bunny “premiered to much derision at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.” Roger Ebert, a film critic stated that The Brown Bunny was the worst film in the history of Cannes. Gallo responded by calling Ebert a “fat pig with the physique of a slave trader” and put a hex on Ebert, wishing him colon cancer. Ebert then responded – paraphrasing a statement made by Winston Churchill – that, “although I am fat, one day I will be thin, but Mr. Gallo will still have been the director of The Brown Bunny.” Ebert and Gallo later made up and Ebert ended up giving a thumbs up to the finished version of The Brown Bunny.
Gallo won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the 67th Venice International Film Festival in 2010, for his role in Essential Killing, although he doesn’t have a single line in the film. Gallo did not attend the ceremony to accept his award in person, leaving the duty to the film’s director Jerzy Skolimowski, who tried to get the actor to reveal himself, leading the audience in a chant of his name. He was not in attendance.
Gallo stars in Davide Manuli’s La leggenda di Kaspar Hauser, a modern-western interpretation of the German legend of Kaspar Hauser which premiered at the 2012 International Film Festival Rotterdam. He plays the two largest roles in the film, the English-speaking Sheriff and the Italian-speaking assassin. Gallo co-starred with Kōichi Satō and Yoo Ji-tae in Junji Sakamoto’s 2013 film, Human Trust.
Vincent Gallo Music
Gallo played electric bass and sang in the mid-1970s in several adolescent garage bands like Blue Mood, a progressive rock cover band named Zephyr(Vincent Gallo-Bass,Backing Vocals, Barry Hite- Drums and Percussion, Dan Rogalski- Guitars, Rich Zuchoski- Lead Vocals), (not to be confused with the late 1960s band of the same name) which did one performance at Lincoln Park, Tonawanda New York in 1978. The Good (Larry Galanowitz with Bernie Kugel), The Detours and the Plastics.
When he was 16 years old, Gallo moved to New York City and was a later member of the band Gray, with visual artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Gray played at clubs like Max’s Kansas City, CBGB’s, Hurrahs, and the Mudd Club. A few of Gray’s recordings appear on the soundtrack for the film Downtown 81.
Gallo played in a band called Bohack which recorded an album entitled It Took Several Wives. Gallo turned his attention to acting after Bohack disbanded, directing, and composing in films. Gallo wrote songs for the soundtrack of the 1998 film Buffalo 66. He played in a rock band with Lukas Haas called Bunny and Gallo put out his own album which he wrote, performed and produced under Warp Records, titled When. Vincent Gallo headlined the 3rd Annual San Frandelic Summer Fest on August 3, 2013 in San Francisco.
Vincent Gallo Music videos
Gallo directed music videos for the songs “Going Inside” by John Frusciante and “Anemone” by L’Arc-en-Ciel. Gallo also starred in the music videos for “Bitter” by Lit, “Cosmopolitan Bloodloss” by Glassjaw, “99 Problems” by Jay-Z and “Grounded” by My Vitriol. Gallo also appeared as a model in H&M Spring 2009 Collection alongside Eva Herzigova.
Vincent Gallo Other work and Appearances
Currently Gallo serves as the HOA president at his Arts District loft in Downtown Los Angeles.
Gallo makes a fictionalized appearance in Caspar Vega’s 2012 book The Eclectic Prince.
Gallo did a fashion campaign and photo shoot with G-Star Raw jeans in Fall 2011. Gallo (using the name “Prince Vince”) appeared in 1984, as a dancer on an unsold TV pilot for a hip-hop dance show called Graffiti Rock.
Vincent Gallo Movies (Actor)
- D owntown 81 (1981) – Himself (uncredited)
- The Way It Is (1985) – Victor / Heurtebise
- The Gunlover (1986, Short) – Dino
- Doc’s Kingdom (1987) – Jimmy
- Goodfellas (1990) – Henry’s 70’s Crew #3
- A Idade Maior (1991) – Mario
- Arizona Dream (1993) – Paul Leger
- The House of the Spirits (1993) – Esteban Garcia
- US Go Home (1994) – Captain Brown
- Angela (1995) – Preacher
- The Perez Family (1995) – Orlando
- Palookaville (1995) – Russell Pataki
- Nénette et Boni (1996) – Vincenzo Brown
- The Funeral (1996) – Johnny
- Basquiat (1996) – Himself / Party Guest (uncredited)
- Truth or Consequences, NM (1997) – Raymond Lembecke
- Buffalo 66 (1998) – Billy Brown
- Johnny 316 (1998) – Johnny
- Goodbye Lover (1998) – Mike (uncredited)
- L.A. Without a Map (1998) – Moss
- Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby (1999) – Sister Gomez
- Hide and Seek (2000) – Frank
- Trouble Every Day (2001) – Shane Brown
- Stranded: Náufragos (2001) – Luca Baglioni
- Get Well Soon (2001) – Bobby Bishop / Kevin Moss
- The Brown Bunny (2003) – Bud Clay
- Gli indesiderabili (2003) – Antonino ‘Tony’ Bendando
- Moscow Zero (2006) – Owen
- Dirt (2007, TV Series) – Sammy Winter
- Oliviero Rising (2007) – Oliviero
- Tetro (2009) – Angelo ‘Tetro’ Tetrocini
- Metropia (2009) – Roger Olofsson (voice)
- Essential Killing (2010) – Mohammed
- Promises Written in Water (2010) – Kevin
- 2 Days in New York (2012) – Himself (uncredited)
- Loosies (2012) – Jax
- La leggenda di Kaspar Hauser (2012) – Pusher / Sheriff
- Human Trust (2013) – Harold Marcus
- “April” (TBD) – Seth Goldstone
Vincent Gallo Writer | Director
- Buffalo 66 (1998)
- The Brown Bunny (2004)
- Promises Written in Water (2010)
- April (TBD)
Vincent Gallo Short films
- If You Feel Froggy, Jump (1980)
- Wedding (1986)
- The Gun Lover (1986)
- That Smell (1988)
- Gallo 2000 (1989)
- Casting Director Billy Hopkins Leaves a Message for Vincent Gallo (1994)
- Buffalo 66 Trailer (1997)
- Vincent Gallo Has a Thing or Two to Say About the British (1997)
- Vincent Gallo Directs (1997)
- Looking for Enemies Finding Friends (1997)
- Live Love Drive (1999)
- Anemone (2000)
- Honey Bunny (2001)
- John Frusciante Plays and Sings (2001)
- The Brown Bunny Trailers (2003)
- The Curse of Manuel Chiche (2003)
- Akiko (2004)
- The Agent (2010)
- Anea 17 (2010)
- United States Wins the World Cup (2014)
Vincent Gallo Albums
- It Took Several Wives (1982, Family Friend Records) as Bohack
- The Way It Is Soundtrack (1984, Rojo Records)
- Buffalo ’66 Soundtrack (1998, Will Records)
- When (2001, Warp Records)
- Recordings of Music for Film (2002, Warp Records)
Vincent Gallo EPs
- So Sad (2001, Warp Records)
Vincent Gallo Singles
- Honey Bunny (2001, Warp Records)