Danny Aiello

Do the Right Thing, Moonstruck, The Godfather Part II, Once Upon a Time in America, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Leon The Professional

We talk:

  • Robert De Niro, Sophia Loren & Marcello Mastroianni
  • Danny's music - he's fabulous!
  • Why he can't stand Martin Scorsese
  • Francis Ford Coppola
  • Dustin Hoffman
  • Angelina Jolie
  • Charlie Rose
  • Michael Rapaport
  • A huge fight with Lauren Bacall
  • The Godfather Part II
  • Goodfellas, Moonstruck, Do the Right Thing
  • Yankee announcer Michael Kay


Danny Aiello quotes

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I was gonna kick the shit out of him – excuse my language.”

"I don’t talk like a ginzo. I just don’t do that. I hate to use that term, ginzo."

"29th Street ... It’s a beautiful movie. I love it. It makes me cry; it makes me laugh."

"I haven’t spoken to him since. That was 30 years ago."

"Every time I looked at her in a close-up she reminded me of Jon [Voigt]. I thought I was kissing him. They have the same lips – it’s crazy!"

"I’m the most anti-drug person you have ere in your life met."

"The Godfather was bullshit."




Danny Aiello podcast links

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My podcast interview with Michael Rapaport

His music - he's fabulous!

His book, I Only Know Who I Am When I Am Somebody Else ( Simon & Schuster , 10/2014 )

Do the Right Thing


Pret-a-Porter (Ready to Wear)

The Godfather Part II

29th Street

Danny Aiello III (his son, a stunt man)

Michael Kay (Yankees announcer, Danny’s nephew)

Columbus Café (69th St. and Columbus)





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