Giovanni Ribisi

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Giovanni Ribisi
Giovanni Ribisi
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Born:
December 17, 1974
Birth Name:
Antonino Giovanni Ribisi
Nickname:
Vonni
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Awards:
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 17 nominations.
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Some Facts
Once competed on family game show I'm Telling! (1987) with sister Marissa Ribisi.
Clashed with filmmakers on the Basic (2003) set because of the inclusion of a female Special Forces operative. Women are not eligible for combat in the US military. He felt it compromised the integrity of the story.
First appeared, uncredited, on Friends (1994) in Friends: The One with the Baby on the Bus (1995) at the end, as the guy who had dropped a condom in Phoebe's guitar while she was singing in front of Central Perk (because the manager hired a professional musician). Later that season, he came back in Friends: The One with the Bullies (1996) as "Frank Buffay Jr.", Phoebe's younger half-brother, a character that stayed for 8 episodes over several seasons.
He is 15 minutes older than twin sister Marissa Ribisi.
Was approached to play "Lynch McGraw" in Hero Wanted (2008) but turned it down.
Personal Quotes
(2011, on landing The Rum Diary (2011)) I had worked on a movie called Public Enemies (2009) with Johnny Depp, and then I heard that he was doing this. So I actually wrote him a little note saying if he needed any help with craft service or anything like that, that would be wonderful, I'm around, I'm available. Next thing I know, I was sitting in front of (director) Bruce Robinson and we spoke about the character for a couple of hours. And then we all found ourselves down in Puerto Rico.
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My mother told me I was begging her to be an actor when I was four. My father and my grandfather saw at least one or two movies a week; they were film buffs, so I guess it just rubbed off on me. And now it's kind of become a way of life for me. I could almost say it is my religion. I guess that sounds pretentious. But I want to live and breathe cinema. - Reel Interview, 2000.
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(On getting into character) I do have a certain technique that varies from part to part because everybody is different. But I don't want to have a viewpoint in terms of fame or being a leading man. I feel like I'm on a certain path as far as my technique and I'm trying to get better and better and better. I want to maintain that and be more committed every time out and learn more about myself.
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[2007] I really think a film's success doesn't have that much to do with how good-looking the leading man is. It's about the quality of the film and the performances. I think I'm more leading man than 50 percent of the leading men out there. What I do is more about me and my choices than about what hole Hollywood might think about putting me into.
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[on auditions] It's not necessarily me auditioning for them. It's them auditioning for me as well, and really seeing how the rapport will be with the director. The work starts immediately there.
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Filmography
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