GIANCARLO ESPOSITO (Reuben) began his motion picture career
with an appearance in "Taps," starring Timothy Hutton,
Sean Penn, Tom Cruise and George C. Scott. Esposito is probably
best known for his charismatic roles in five Spike Lee films -
"Do the Right Thing," "School Daze," "Mo'
Better Blues," "Jungle Fever" and the acclaimed
"Malcolm X," which made him a favorite of many, in and
out of the close-knit Spike Lee circle. His other film credits
include Jim Jarmusch's "Night on Earth," Tim Robbins
"Bob Roberts," "Fresh," "Cotton Club,"
and "King of New York" among others.
Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, the actor's recent credits include
"The First Wives Club," "Nothing to Lose,"
"The Maze," "The Usual Suspects," "Klash,"
"The Keeper," Wayne Wang's "Smoke," "Blue
in the Face" and "Reckless."
Giancarlo's stage background is one of his greatest strengths.
The challenge of the live audience only enhances and enables him
to display his true acting abilities, always heartfelt. On stage,
Giancarlo has appeared in numerous off-Broadway productions, most
importantly, "Distant Fires," an Atlantic Theater Company
production, for which he received an Obie Award and a Drama Desk
nomination. He received another Obie Award and Theater World Award
for his performance in "Zooman and the Sign." Giancarlo's
other stage credits include "Sacrilege" with Ellen Burstyn,
"Trafficking in Broken Hearts," "Don't Get God
Started," "Merrily We Roll Along," "Seesaw"
and "Lost in the Stars," among others.
Esposito's television credits include guest-starring roles on
"NYPD Blue," "Chicago Hope," and "Miami
Vice" and a starring role in his own highly-acclaimed series
"Bakersfield P.D." Esposito has appeared in over a half-dozen
made-for-tv movies, including NBC's "Five Desperate Hours,"
the PBS series "Roanoake" and the PBS movie "Simple
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