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Born March 31, 1974, in Los Angeles, Giovanni Ribisi began his career in network television, with recurring and guest roles on a number of shows, including The Wonder Years. As a teenager, he was typecast for several years as a dimwitted slacker in films and on television, with a memorable guest spot in an episode of The X-Files and a recurring role as Lisa Kudrow`s brother on Friends. Ribisi was eventually able to break the grunge mold, first with a secondary role in Tom Hanks` That Thing You Do! (1996) and then in Richard Linklater`s SubUrbia (1997). It was his role in Steven Spielberg`s Saving Private Ryan (1998) that caused many critics to dub him one of the leading actors of his generation, a status confirmed by his appearance on the cover of Vanity Fair with a number of fellow up-and-comers. Ribisi was given further opportunities to showcase his sleepy-eyed versatility in such films as 1999`s The Mod Squad and The Other Sister.
If Ribisi`s best roles had been unfairly weighed down by an overabundance of commendable but little seen roles in the previous years, all this would change as the young actor began to focus increasingly on roles that were not only high quality, but high profile as well. His role in the high stakes 2000 drama The Boiler Room may have went largely unseen in theaters, but healthy word of mouth combined with an impressive cast of up and comers found the film an enduring shelf life on cable and DVD. After burning rubber in the fast and furious Nicolas Cage action thriller Gone in Sixty Seconds, Ribisi`s memorable performance in director Sam Raimi`s southern gothic flavored chiller The Gift preceded a touching turn in the affecting made-for-television drama Shot in the Heart. Ribisi`s subsequent role as a conflicted police officer in the 2002 drama Heaven may have been a well-intended commentary on the state of crime and terrorism, but audiences largel dismissed the effort as pretentious tripe and the actor took a brief turn into blockbuster territory with Basic before a turn as an aloof, celebrity obsessed photogapher in director Sophia Coppola`s art-house hit Lost in Translation. If his turn as a celebrity who turns convention in its head by stalking a fan in I Love Your Work didn`t strike home with viewers, an appearance in the same year`s Cold Mountain offered him the chance to flex his dramatic skills alongside an impressive cast that included Jude Law and Nicole Kidman. Of course Ribisi never was one to be predictable with his choice of roles, and following the romantic comedy Love`s Brother he essayed a supporting role in the 2004 sci-fi thriller The World of Tomorrow.
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Antonino Giovanni Ribisi
Antonino Giovanni Ribisi (born December 17, 1974), known professionally as Giovanni Ribisi, is an American actor, producer and philanthropist.
Juliette Lewis (actress & singer)
Al Ribisi (musician)
Gay (née Landrum) (manager)
Marissa Ribisi (twin sister) (designer), Gina Ribisi (voice actress)
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Actor, Cinematographer, Voice Artist
Gnomon School of Visual Effects
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Management 360 (LA)
(2005) He can be heard as the voice in the 2005 DirectTV/"March Madness" sports package advertising campaign commercials.
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==Antonino Giovanni Ribisi== (born December 17, 1974), known professionally as [[Giovanni Ribisi]], is an American actor, producer and philanthropist.
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