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On today's debut episode of It’s Beyond Complicated, Peter and Anna introduce themselves to their audience and welcome Academy Award Nominee & Baby Boomer Chazz Palminteri from Bullets Over Broadway, Analyze This! A Bronx Tale and more. Other topics include Reinvention, Exercise, Current Events - along with Boomers in the News!
Episode Segments:
Its Beyond Complicated: The Reinvention Guy & the Armenia Godess
Anna and Peter introduce themselves to you, our wonderful audience. Then, Weiner and the wiener, Arnold and the maid, and something called Urban rebounding. Plus, our conversation with Chazz Palmenteri.
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Its Beyond Complicated: Chazz Palmenteri
Chazz gives us the background on A Bronx Tale, and how it went from a one man show to one of the hottest properties in Hollywood. We also find out about some of his upcoming projects, and his venture into the restaurant biz.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Chazz Palminteri
New York-born and raised Chazz Palminteri was a natural choice to continue the Italianate torch in film. In the tradition set forth in the 1970s by such icons as director Martin Scorsese and actors Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, John Cazale and Joe Pesci, Palminteri brought grit, muscle and an evocative realism to the sidewalks of his New York neighborhood, violent as they were. Born in 1952, Palmintieri grew up in a tough area of the Bronx and it gave young Calogero (Palminteri's given first name) the life lessons that would later prove very useful. He graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School and started out pursuing his craft in 1973 studying with Lee Strasberg at the Actor's Studio. Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri has been very busy, resulting in six films with 2005/2006 release dates. His most recent releases include Ron Underwood’s IN THE MIX starring the music sensation, Usher, and the animated film HOODWINKED, with Glenn Close, Jim Belushi and Anne Hathaway. In 2006 he’ll appear in: A GUIDE TO RECOGNIZING YOUR SAINTS, the controversial coming-of-age drama by Orlando Montiel, and starring Robert Downey, Jr. (just selected as the opening film of Sundance 2006); THE DUKES, a heist movie set to 50’s rock and roll, written and directed by Robert Davi; PUSH, a drama set in the world of drugs, sex, and the allure of fast money directed by Dave Rodriguez, the action thriller RUNNING SCARED, written and directed by Wayne Kramer and co-starring Paul Walker; and the animated adventure comedy CAT TALE, with Sean Astin, Jerry O’Connell and Michael Richards. He is currently in Barcelona, Spain starring in the action film, BODY ARMOUR and has recently finished filming a pilot for ABC titled DRIFT which will hopefully be seen on ABC in the upcoming season. Palminteri recently made his feature film directorial debut with the holiday film NOEL, starring Penelope Cruz, Susan Sarandon, and Paul Walker. The film is the first feature film to be distributed via Flexplay, the 48-Hour No Return DVD. Chazz Palminteri earned high praise and an Academy Award nomination for his performance in Woody Allen's BULLETS OVER BROADWAY. His portrayal of "Cheech",”a gangster with unexpected dramaturgical gifts, also earned him an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor, as well as nominations for a Screen Actors Guild Award and an American Comedy Award.

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