Danny Aiello: From Club Bouncer To The Oscars

Wednesday on “The Alan Colmes Show,” Alan welcomed longtime friend and Oscar-nominated actor Danny Aiello to the studio to talk about his new memoir, I Only Know Who I am When I am Somebody Else: My Life on the Street, On the Stage, and in the Movies. Danny was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in 1990 for his role in Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing, and has also appeared in Moonstruck and Once Upon a Time in America.

Danny discussed with Alan how he rose from working for Greyhound and as a bouncer at comedy clubs to becoming an award winning actor. They also talked about what it was like to work with Woody Allen (who never offered Danny the one part he always wanted to play), and Danny expressed his regret over some of the things in his book he wrote about Lauren Bacall.

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