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Daniel Louis "Danny" Aiello, Jr. (ˈɛl; born June 20, 1933) is an American actor who has appeared in numerous motion pictures, including Once Upon a Time in America, Ruby, The Godfather: Part II, Hudson Hawk, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Moonstruck, Léon: The Professional, Two Days in the Valley, Once Around and Dinner Rush. He had a pivotal role in the 1989 Spike Lee film Do the Right Thing as Salvatore "Sal" Frangione, the pizzeria owner, which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Aiello also played Don Domenico Clericuzio in a miniseries, Mario Puzo's The Last Don.

Age: 82
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Moonstruck (1987), Do The Right Thing (1989)

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2014 Reach Me Father Paul
2014 Henry & Me Dr. Acosta
2013 Anyone's Son -
2011 Capone: The Rehearsal -
2009 Madonna: Celebration - The Video Collection Father
2006 Lucky Number Slevin Roth
2006 Stiffs Frank Tramontana
2006 The Last Request Pop
2006 A Broken Sole The Shoemaker
2005 Brooklyn Lobster Frank Giorgio
2005 The Fool Voice of the Dummy



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Nominated for 7 Awards | Won 4

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