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Chazz Palminteri

Calogero Lorenzo "Chazz" Palminteri is an American actor. He is best known for his Academy Awardโ€“nominated performance in Bullets Over Broadway, the 1993 film A Bronx Tale, based on his play of the same name, and his recurring role as Shorty in Modern Family.

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I've always been successful. Now I'm famous and successful.
Yeah, I like to gamble.
Italian-Americans are not the Mafia. โ€” ยฉ Chazz Palminteri
Italian-Americans are not the Mafia.
My mom was Sicilian, my dad was Sicilian. Mom was a great cook, but all the women were.
I get the beginning. I get the end. Then I write the middle. That's how I do it.
I always knew I was going to make it, without doubt.
I came here knowing nobody. I worked clubs as a singer and even the doors a few times before I landed some TV roles.
The saddest thing in life is wasted talent and the choices you make will shape your life forever.
I'm very proud of being Italian-American, but people don't realize that the mafia is just this aberration. The real community is built on the working man, the guy who's the cop, the fireman, the truck driver, the bus driver.
Mental violence is as bad as physical violence. You don't see that very often in movies, so it was a good subject to tackle.
I like playing roulette, I like dice. I grew up with gamblers.
I love people who just started making movies - first-timers, second-timers. They take chances.
My mother and father told me I was god. I was a good Italian boy who hung out with the same four guys. I was a little god.
Oh, great reviews are the worst. They mislead you more than the bad ones, because they only fuel your ego. Then you only want another one, like potato chips or something, and the best thing you get is fat and bloated. I'd rather just refuse, thanks.
When you feel good about the work you're doing, that's what's important, not the budget or anything like that. If you're happy about the actors you're working with, that's what's important.
I had a 90-minute one-man show. I performed it and my life just exploded. Everything - my life just changed. Every writer, director, producer, studio head, movie star - they all wanted it. It was the hottest property since 'Rocky.'
Please, if you're making a movie, start out with a good script, at least! Please!
I never worried about becoming typecast. People have said that to me, but I never worried about it. As long as the part is three dimensional, I'm okay with it, whether the role is to play the heavy, the cop.
My father always said, 'The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.'
The saddest thing in life is wasted talent, and the choices you make will shape your life forever. โ€” ยฉ Chazz Palminteri
The saddest thing in life is wasted talent, and the choices you make will shape your life forever.
The way I pick movies is, first, if the script is any good. Then, if the script is good, who else is in it, the director, the producer, all that. If you have all that, there's a chance the movie will be great. If the script isn't right, or the director or cast isn't right, you've got no shot in hell.
The key is you have to keep doing the right thing. Do the right thing and stay around long enough, and you'll keep getting parts. And if you don't, you write your own parts, which I'm lucky to do. It's like anything else: you get hot, you get cold, then you get hot again. You just keep working.
Doing voiceover, they bring you in, you're wearing jeans, you haven't shaved, you're wearing a baseball cap, and you go in, do it, make a lot of money and go home. It's fun. I enjoy doing it very much. So that's been really fun for me.
I thought that if no one was going to give me a great part - and it was very difficult to break into film, obviously - then I'd write one myself.
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