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    Born on January 10, 1939 in Bronx, New York

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Exodus (1960)

Sal Mineo as "Dov Landau"

Based on Leon Uris' novel, this historical epic provides a dramatic backstory to the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, in the aftermath of World War II. Ari Ben Canaan (Paul Newman), a passionate member of the Jewish paramilitary group Haganah, attempts to transport 600 Jewish refugees on a dangerous voyage from Cyprus to Palestine on a ship named the Exodus. He faces obstruction from British forces, who will not grant the ship passage to its destination.

Academy Award (1960) Nominated Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (1960) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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James Franco Picks Lead for Sal Mineo Biopic

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Harley W. Lond on May 11th 2011, 5:00AM

May 11th 2011, 5:00AM

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