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  • Joe Pesci

    Born on February 9, 1943 in Newark, New Jersey

awards & nominations

GoodFellas (1990)

Joe Pesci as "Tommy DeVito"

A young man grows up in the mob and works very hard to advance himself through the ranks. He enjoys his life of money and luxury, but is oblivious to the horror that he causes. A drug addiction and a few mistakes ultimately unravel his climb to the top. Based on the book "Wiseguy" by Nicholas Pileggi.

Academy Award (1990) Won Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (1990) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Raging Bull (1980)

Joe Pesci as "Joey La Motta"

The story of a middleweight boxer as he rises through ranks to earn his first shot at the middleweight crown. He falls in love with a gorgeous girl from the Bronx. The inability to express his feelings enters into the ring and eventually takes over his life. He eventually is sent into a downward spiral that costs him everything.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1981) Won Most Outstanding Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
Academy Award (1980) Nominated Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (1980) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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