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  • Danny Aiello

    Born on December 31, 1969 in New York, New York

awards & nominations

Do the Right Thing (1989)

Danny Aiello as "Sal"

Salvatore "Sal" Fragione (Danny Aiello) is the Italian owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn. A neighborhood local, Buggin' Out (Giancarlo Esposito), becomes upset when he sees that the pizzeria's Wall of Fame exhibits only Italian actors. Buggin' Out believes a pizzeria in a black neighborhood should showcase black actors, but Sal disagrees. The wall becomes a symbol of racism and hate to Buggin' Out and to other people in the neighborhood, and tensions rise.

Academy Award (1989) Nominated Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (1989) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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