Actor | Writer | Director
Armand Anthony Assante (born October 4, 1949) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as mobster John Gotti in the 1996 HBO television film Gotti, Nietzsche in When Nietzsche Wept and Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer in 1982's I, the Jury.
In September of 1997 his performance in ‘Gotti’ earned him a Primetime Emmy Award and nominations for the Golden Globe Award and the Screen Actors Guild Award. for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Special for his portrayal of notorious crime boss, John Gotti, in HBO Pictures biographical drama Gotti. Assante as well received the Capri Hollywood Award in Capri, Italy in December 1997, for the same performance.
Dropping the fifty pounds he donned for ‘Gotti’ he followed in 1997 with Andre Konchalovsky’s ‘The Odyssey’ In September of that same year the country of Greece, in their premiere of ‘The Odyssey,’ Assante was honored at the Acropolis and in January of 1998 was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for this starring role. At the time it aired in the USA, ‘The Odyssey’ was the highest watched miniseries on any network since 1994 (and NBC’s highest since 1991) attracting 50 million viewers. He is a Four time Golden Globe Nominee.
In a career that has spanned over five decades internationally he is sought in the Film sector as much as he has been the guest of leading industrialists and leaders around the world.