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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)NominatedActor in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (1989)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
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