Born on June 20, 1933 in New York, New York
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||Actor in a Supporting Role|
|Golden Globe (1989)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture|