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Why hasn't he had a bigger career?


Inquiring minds want to know!

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Why not just look at his past output and put two and two together?

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I did, and still don't understand how some hacks made it bigger than him..

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don't know. not for lack of trying. for a while there he was all over the place. movie buiss is a crowded racket. think there was just too many big names scooping up the big roles ahead of him.

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He was great in Q&A as a Puerto Rican drug lord, as his performance in Gotti was great too.

Always thought he’d have been great for something like The Sopranos

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Indeed.

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amazing in judge dredd

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It says on his profile that he's "known as an Actor's Actor." This makes me want to check out his work. I know nothing about him.

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what does that mean?

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To be called "an Actor's Actor" means that he must be a heck of an actor.

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I don't know if it is the role he takes or his lack of skills but I'd say from what I have seen him in is that he has limited range. Or maybe people do not like to work with him.

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It could be that his IMDb profile was written by his agent or somebody else working for him, then.

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A character actor

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IDK. I thought he was pretty decent in the few films of his I've watched. I've seen him in Judge Dredd, The Odyssey, Gotti, & American Gangster. He was solid in all but I thought Judge Dredd and The Odyssey were his stand outs.

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He probably simply had no interest to be an A lister. He acts as a job. Not for celebrity I would think.

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I remember him in "1492".

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Remember him in 80's mini "Evergreen." Played Jewish very well.

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It's the name Armand Ass-Ante ? Sounds like a gay strip poker player. ;-)

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Poor man’s Al Pacino, just like Ron Silver.

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Al Pacino should have been replaced by something long ago. His acting has gone way over the top, and his looks are scraping the bottom. Assante has his little niche, and occasionally he hits a good part. As someone said he is more of a character actor, and maybe his type cast of gangster type has not been good for him because he is actually a better actor than that.

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