Quantcast
peoplepill id: nick-vallelonga
NV
1 views today
1 views this week
Nick Vallelonga

Nick Vallelonga

American actor, screenwriter, and film director
Nick Vallelonga
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American actor, screenwriter, and film director
Is Actor Film actor Film director Film producer Screenwriter Television actor
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 13 September 1959, New York City, New York, USA
Age 62 years
Star sign Virgo
Family
Mother: Dolores Vallelonga
Father: Tony Lip
Awards
Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay 2019
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Nick Vallelonga (born September 13, 1959) is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, and film director. He is best known for co-writing and producing the film Green Book, for which he received two Academy Awards. He has also directed the films In the Kingdom of the Blind, the Man with One Eye Is King, Choker and Stiletto, and co-wrote the screenplay to Deadfall.

Life and career

Vallelonga was born in 1959, the son of Tony and Dolores Vallelonga. He initially followed his father into acting, with minor roles in films including The Godfather, Splash, Goodfellas, and Prizzi's Honor. He made his screenwriting debut with Deadfall, directed by Christopher Coppola. While continuing his acting career, he continued to write and direct various independent films, such as A Brilliant Disguise, The Corporate Ladder, Choker, Stiletto, and Yellow Rock.

Vallelonga achieved prominence with Green Book, which he co-wrote and produced. Based on the friendship of his father and Don Shirley, Green Book was critically praised and received dozens of award nominations, although the film was not without controversy, as Shirley's family accused Vallelonga of falsifying information in the movie. In Variety, Vallelonga disputed the allegations: "There's a lot of information [the Shirley family] doesn't have, and they were hurt that I didn't speak to them. But to be quite honest with you, Don Shirley himself told me not to speak to anyone. And he only wanted certain parts of his life … So obviously, to say I didn't contact them, that was hard for me because I didn't want to betray what I promised him."

In 2019, Vallelonga apologized for a 2015 tweet in which he agreed with Donald Trump’s false claim that “thousands of people were cheering” on rooftops in Jersey City following the September 11 terrorist attacks.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 17 Aug 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
comments so far.
Comments
From our partners
Sponsored
Reference sources
References
https://books.google.com/books?id=L-VkAAAAMAAJ
http://www.filmreference.com/film/68/Nick-Vallelonga.html
https://screenrant.com/green-book-nick-vallelonga-interview/
http://wearemoviegeeks.com/2012/11/wamg-interview-nick-vallelonga-director-of-yellow-rock/
https://variety.com/2019/film/news/green-book-controversy-writer-nick-vallelonga-don-shirley-1203103114/
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/jan/10/green-book-film-makers-hit-controversies-peter-farrelly-nick-vallelonga
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/11/movies/green-book-writer-apology-anti-muslim-tweet.html?module=inline
https://www.metaflix.com/movie-news/2019/5/13/first-image-of-james-gandolfinis-son-michael-gandolfini-as-tony-soprano-in-hbos-sopranos-prequel-film-the-many-saints-of-newark
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0885014/
http://catalogo.bne.es/uhtbin/authoritybrowse.cgi?action=display&authority_id=XX1457303
https://d-nb.info/gnd/13918127X
http://isni.org/isni/0000000115128662
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2010160374
https://viaf.org/viaf/143498196
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-no2010160374
arrow-left arrow-right instagram whatsapp myspace quora soundcloud spotify tumblr vk website youtube pandora tunein iheart itunes