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GIOVANNI RIBISI (Moberg). Winner of the ShoWest Newcomer of the Year award in
1999, Giovanni Ribisi has since established himself as a popular screen presence
capable of playing a wide variety of roles.
In January 2012 he can be seen opposite Mark Whalberg in the Universal drama
Contraband. The film is a remake of the Icelandic pic "Reykjavik-Rotterdam" and
is directed by Baltasar Kormakur, who also co-wrote, produced and starred in the
original. Pic follows a security guard (Wahlberg) who, after running into
financial troubles, decides to go on one more smuggling run. He is currently
shooting the ensemble feature Gangster Squad opposite Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and
Ryan Gosling. The film is set in the 50's chronicles the LAPD's fight to keep
the East Coast Mafia out of Los Angeles
In Spring 2012 he stars in the Universal comedy Ted directed by Seth MacFarlane
about a man who wishes his teddy bear to life. In Fall 2011 be begins shooting
the Ruben Fleischer drama Gangster Squad starring opposite Sean Penn, Ryan
Gosling and Josh Brolin. The film chronicles the LAPD's fight to keep East Coast
Mafia types out of Los Angeles in the 1940s and 50s.
He was most recently seen in the James Cameron feature Avatar, which was
nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe and has gone on to be the
highest grossing film of all time.
Among his best-known films are Michael Mann's Public Enemies , Steven
Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan, Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides and Lost in
Translation, Anthony Minghella's Cold Mountain, and David Lynch's Lost Highway.
Other credits include The Dead Girl, Perfect Stranger, Flight of the Phoenix,
Boiler Room, Gone in Sixty Seconds, The Other Sister, Sky Captain and the World
of Tomorrow, Suburbia, Heaven, First Love Last Rites, That Thing You Do, The Mod
Squad, Masked and Anonymous and The Big White.. He received an Independent
Spirit nomination for his performance in Sam Raimi's The Gift.
In addition to his numerous film credits, Ribisi also has an impressive list of
television guest starring roles on his resume. In 2007, he gained an Emmy
nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for My Name is Earl.
Ribisi also made guest appearances on The X-Files and Friends.
Ribisi and his twin sister Marissa were born and raised in Los Angeles where he
still currently resides. Beginning his acting career at the age of nine, he
studied theater under the prestigious acting coach Milton Katselas.
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