A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST
Winner of the ShoWest Newcomer of the Year Award
in 1999, GIOVANNI RIBISI
(Edward) has established
himself as a popular screen
presence capable of playing
a wide variety of roles.
Ribisi was recently seen
in the FOX comedy Dads,
created by Alec Sulkin and
Wellesley Wild. In 2012,
he was seen in Universal
Pictures' Ted, directed by Seth MacFarlane, which is
about a man who wishes his teddy bear to life. The film
went on to make more than $500 million worldwide,
making it the No. 1 highest-grossing "R"-rated original
comedy of all time.
Ribisi's additional recent films include
Universal Pictures' Contraband and GK Films'
The Rum Diary, based on Hunter S. Thompson's
novel. Ribisi was also seen as part of the ensemble
feature Gangster Squad, opposite Sean Penn, Josh
Brolin and Ryan Gosling. In 2009, he was seen in
James Cameron's Avatar, winner of three Academy
Awards and two Golden Globe Awards, which 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, Sof ia Coppola's The
Virgin Suicides and Lost in Translation, Anthony
Minghella's Cold Mountain and David Lynch's
Lost Highway. Ribisi's 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. Ribisi received
an Independent Spirit Award nomination for his
performance in Sam Raimi's The Gift.
In addition to his numerous film credits,
Ribisi has an impressive list of television guest-starring
roles on his resume. In 2007, he received
a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for
My Name Is Earl. He 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
resides. Beginning his acting career at age nine,
he studied theater under the prestigious acting
coach Milton Katselas.
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