Vincent Gallo
Gallo in 2004
Born (1961-04-11) April 11, 1961 (age 62)
EducationSweet Home High School
  • Actor
  • film director
  • screenwriter
  • producer
  • painter
  • musician
  • model
Years active1981–present
Notable work
Political partyRepublican
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • bass guitar
  • guitar
Formerly of

Vincent Gallo[1] (born April 11, 1961)[2][3][4][5] is an American actor, filmmaker, and musician. He has won several accolades, including a Volpi Cup for Best Actor, and has been nominated for numerous more, including the Palme d'Or, the Golden Lion, and the Bronze Horse.

Following a childhood working for the local mafia, Gallo began his professional career as a Formula II motorcycle racer. He went on to become a successful painter and musician, working with Jean-Michel Basquiat and Lukas Haas. Gallo later transitioned into the film and television industry, receiving small roles in works including The Equalizer (1985) and Goodfellas (1990). Gallo soon starred in films including Arizona Dream (1993), The House of the Spirits (1993), Palookaville (1995), The Funeral (1996), Stranded (2001), Tetro (2009), Metropia (2009), Essential Killing (2010), and The Legend of Kaspar Hauser (2012). As a filmmaker, he directed, wrote, and starred in three independent films: Buffalo '66 (1998), The Brown Bunny (2003), and Promises Written in Water (2010). Gallo has also directed and starred in numerous short films, including The Agent (2010), and several music videos, such as Going Inside and Cosmopolitan Bloodloss.

In the early 2000s, Gallo also released several solo recordings on Warp Records, including the album When. As a model, he has been photographed for several fashion houses and brands including Calvin Klein, H&M, Supreme, and Yves Saint Laurent.

Gallo's films have gained a cult following,[6][5] especially in Japan.[7] Film critics have frequently praised Gallo's acting performances, but remain divided on his directorial work. Conversely, many filmmakers and actors have acclaimed both Gallo's directorial work and performances.

Early life

Vincent Gallo was born on April 11, 1961, in Buffalo, New York to Vincent Gallo Sr. and Janet Gallo. He is the second of three children, having an older brother, Charles, and a younger sister, Janine.[8] Gallo was raised Catholic, and underwent his First Communion in 1969.[9]

Gallo's parents are Sicilian and worked as hairdressers, with his father having retired to be "a gambler."[10] Gallo has described his parents as dishonest people, saying "If it was my birthday, I knew my mother took me to the K-Mart and she stole my toy. She'd put it in the shopping cart and we'd walk out. I was raised with that."[11] Growing up, Gallo's father was abusive and beat him on several occasions, including one instance where Gallo's father broke his nose. He has said that while growing up, his father was "this kind of dark, raging figurehead...That's not who he is today, but when I was a child there wasn't a day...when he didn't hit me, punish me, yell at me or tell me something I did wrong."[8] Gallo's mother also forbade him from decorating his own room, which he shared with his siblings and grandfather,[12] and from owning a guitar, leading Gallo to secretly hide the latter underneath his bed. Gallo has attributed his childhood experiences to his self-described controlling and perfectionist nature as a filmmaker.[12]

At the age of 12, Gallo worked for the local mafia in Buffalo, helping them to perform small crimes, such as carjacking and shoplifting. Gallo worked for the mafia for approximately one year, and desired to continue down a life of crime and become a powerful gangster. However, he was eventually convinced by a mafia member, who felt that Gallo was wasting his potential, to abandon it in favor of a legitimate career.[13]

After graduating from Sweet Home High School in 1978, Gallo left his home in Buffalo and ran away to New York City at the age of 16.[8][14] He took up various jobs, including ones working in a hi-fi guitar shop and as a restaurant dishwasher.[15]

Gallo went on to race motorbikes professionally, without training, in Formula II.[16] Gallo performed at a professional level in Grand Prix racing,[17] racing for Yamaha,[13] but never won a national championship. In the 1980's, he raced 125cc and 250cc WERA bikes; and later performed his own racing scenes in his 2004 film The Brown Bunny. In the film, Gallo rides a gold Honda NSR250, which he personally designed.[18] He also went on to become a successful painter.[11]

Film career

During Gallo's artistic period in the 1980s, when he worked as a musician and painter in New York City, he also began experimenting with film. He made the short film "If You Feel Froggy, Jump" and appeared in the 1981 film Downtown 81 with painter Jean-Michel Basquiat. In 1984, Gallo acted in The Way It Is (1985) by Eric Mitchell, which included actors Steve Buscemi and Rockets Redglare. After starring in the obscure 1989 film Doc's Kingdom, he began acting in small parts in more well-known films such as Goodfellas, The House of the Spirits, and The Perez Family. French director Claire Denis hired Gallo to act in several films such as the short film Keep It for Yourself, the made-for-TV U.S. Go Home, and its follow-up feature Nénette et Boni (1996)."[19] Gallo was considered and almost cast as Uncle Rico in the 2004 film Napoleon Dynamite, though the role ultimately went to Jon Gries.[20]

In 2010, Gallo won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the 67th Venice International Film Festival for his role in Essential Killing, although he did not have a line in the film. He did not attend the ceremony to accept his award in person, leaving the duty to the film's director Jerzy Skolimowski, who tried to get the actor to reveal himself, leading the audience in a chant of his name. Gallo was not in attendance.[21][22]

In 2012, Gallo starred in Davide Manuli's The Legend of Kaspar Hauser, a modern-western interpretation of the German legend of Kaspar Hauser which premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Gallo plays the two largest roles in the film, the English-speaking Sheriff and the Italian-speaking assassin.[23] Later that year, he appeared in Julie Delpy's 2 Days in New York, in a cameo role as himself. In the film, Gallo appears as a Mephistopheles-like version of himself, who purchases the protagonist's (Delpy) soul, after she puts it up for auction.[24] Delpy wrote the role with Gallo specifically in mind, who agreed to the part after reading the screenplay.[25]

He co-starred with Kōichi Satō and Yoo Ji-tae in Junji Sakamoto's 2013 film, Human Trust.[26]

In 2022, Gallo appeared in Shut In, his first acting role since 2013.[5] Gallo is set to appear alongside actor James Franco in Jordan Gertner's upcoming film The Policeman, where Gallo will portray serial killer Joseph James DeAngelo.[27]

Buffalo '66 (1998)

Main article: Buffalo '66

In 1998, Gallo had his directorial debut film, Buffalo '66, which was nominated for an award for "Best First Feature" at the Independent Spirit Awards.[19] Gallo made this drama for $1.5 million, serving as writer, director, lead actor, and composer/performer of the soundtrack. The release of Buffalo '66 "gained him a solid fan base."[19]

Gallo had difficulties working with actress Christina Ricci, who starred in the film alongside him. According to Ricci, Gallo was a "crazy lunatic man" and did not get alongside her on the set. Ricci also said that Gallo mocked her weight several years after the film released, and that she has no interest in ever seeing his other films.[28]

Gallo disputes Ricci's account, and in 2018, wrote "I still smile when I see a picture of her and when she insults me in the press it reminds me that we are connected in some way, and for that I am grateful. Christina Ricci was my friend during the filming of Buffalo 66 and working with her made sense and felt natural....I insulted her jokingly one day to a friend and a sneaky gossip writer overheard me. Christina and I have not spoken since."[1]

The Brown Bunny (2003)

Main article: The Brown Bunny

In 2003, Gallo starred in and directed the film The Brown Bunny, which chronicles a motorcycle racer's cross-country road trip and co-starred Chloë Sevigny. The film, which contained a scene of Sevigny performing unsimulated oral sex upon Gallo, received an overwhelmingly negative critical response to its Cannes premiere and became a media scandal, in part due to Gallo's use of a still image from a sex scene on a promotional billboard. In part, the critical response discussed whether Sevigny had been pressured into performing a sex act by Gallo. Andrea LeVasseur of Allmovie said that The Brown Bunny "premiered to much derision at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival."[19] Film critic Roger Ebert stated that The Brown Bunny was the worst film in the history of Cannes.[29] Gallo retorted by calling Ebert a "fat pig with the physique of a slave trader" and put a hex on Ebert, wishing him colon cancer.[29] Ebert then responded – adapting a statement made by Winston Churchill – that, "although I am fat, one day I will be thin, but Mr. Gallo will still have been the director of The Brown Bunny."[30] In 2003, several media sources later reported that Gallo apologized to Ebert, but Gallo disputed this, saying "I never apologized for anything in my life...The only thing I am sorry about is putting a curse on Roger Ebert's colon. If a fat pig like Roger Ebert doesn't like my movie then I'm sorry for him."[31]

In 2004, Gallo and Ebert appeared to have reconciled, and Ebert ended up giving a thumbs up to a re-edited version of The Brown Bunny.[32] However, in a 2018 article, written after Ebert's death, Gallo accused Ebert's review of the re-edited version as being "far fetched and an outright lie."[1]

Promises Written in Water (2010)

Main article: Promises Written in Water

In 2010, Gallo's Promises Written in Water was shown at the 67th Venice International Film Festival and the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. The film received polarized and mostly negative reviews from critics, though several positive reviews cited it as one of the year's greatest films. The film was nominated for the Golden Lion.

Gallo has stated that he has no plans to ever distribute the film and allow it to be seen again, as "I do not want my new works to be generated in a market or audience of any kind." He also added that allowing the film only ever being shown at two screenings was part of a deal he made with Delfine Bafort, who starred in the film.[33] Gallo explained in a 2011 interview that the film would be "allowed to rest in peace, and stored without being exposed to the dark energies from the public."[34]

As of 2023, the film is not available to watch, and has not been screened since 2010.

Other film projects

In 2013, Gallo's website listed that he had directed, written, produced, and acted in his fourth feature film, April. It states that the film is 88 minutes long, stars Gallo as the lead character Seth Goldstone, and co-stars pornographic actor Jamie Gillis. The film has never been released, leading to speculation about the nature of the project.[35]

Gallo has also created numerous short films, including The Agent, which was nominated for Best Short Film at the 67th Venice International Film Festival. The Agent starred Sage Stallone, and has only ever been screened twice, with Gallo having no plans to re-release the short film to the public (similar to his third film, Promises Written in Water).[1]

Music and modeling career


Gallo performing in 2005

Gallo played electric bass and sang in the mid-1970s in several adolescent garage bands such as Blue Mood; a progressive rock cover band named Zephyr (not to be confused with the late 1960s band of the same name, or the 1980s Johnny Goudie-fronted band of the same name) which did one performance at Lincoln Park, Tonawanda, New York in 1978; The Good (with Bernie Kugel and Larry Galanowitz); The Detours; and the Plastics.[36] At the age of 16, Gallo moved to New York City and was a later member of the band Gray, with visual artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Gray played at clubs such as Max's Kansas City, CBGB's, Hurrahs, and the Mudd Club. A few of Gray's recordings appear on the soundtrack for the film Downtown 81.[37]

In 1984, Gallo (using the name "Prince Vince") also appeared as a dancer on an unsold TV pilot for a hip-hop dance show called Graffiti Rock.

Gallo played in a band called Bohack, which recorded an album entitled It Took Several Wives.[36] When Bohack disbanded, Gallo turned his attention to acting, directing, and composing in films. He wrote songs for the soundtrack of the 1998 film Buffalo 66. He played in a rock band with Lukas Haas called Bunny, and Gallo put out his own album which he wrote, performed and produced under Warp Records, titled When.[36][38]

On August 3, 2013, Vincent Gallo headlined the 3rd Annual San Frandelic Summer Fest in San Francisco.[39]

Gallo directed music videos for the songs "Going Inside" by John Frusciante, and "Anemone" by L'Arc-en-Ciel.[40] He also starred in the music videos for "Bitter" by Lit, "Cosmopolitan Bloodloss" by Glassjaw, and "Grounded" by My Vitriol.


In 1990, Gallo modeled for Calvin Klein.[14] In 2007, Gallo modeled for Stefano Pilati's menswear campaign,[41] and was also photographed for Supreme.[42] In 2009, Gallo appeared as a model in H&M Spring Collection alongside Eva Herzigova.[43] He later did a fashion campaign and photo shoot with G-Star Raw jeans in Fall 2011.[44] In 2017, Gallo modeled glasses for Persol in their Spring/Summer campaign.[45] From 2017 through 2018, Gallo also appeared as a model, photographed in black-and-white, in the Saint Laurent SS18 campaign.[41]

Additionally, Gallo has stated that he once walked in a fashion show for designer Anna Sui, but left her disappointed by his performance, and was never hired by Sui again.[46]

Personal life

Gallo lives in Arizona,[47] owning a $3.25 million mansion in Tucson.[48] Gallo is a teetotaler.[11] He is a collector of vinyl records and pre-war sound equipment.[49]

During his childhood, Gallo was close friends with author William S. Burroughs, and lived in Burroughs' house for six months.[50] Gallo also knew poet John Giorno, who lived with Burroughs at the time. Throughout their lives, Burroughs and Gallo exchanged postcards, letters, and mixtapes.[12] Ohio State University holds one of Gallo's letters to Burroughs among its archival collection.[51]

In 1984, Gallo was married to a woman for just 10 weeks, before their relationship ended.[11] He has also dated socialite Paris Hilton.[52] Gallo has held close friendships with musician Johnny Ramone (prior to Ramone's death in 2004),[53] musician John Frusciante,[54] and actress Milla Jovovich.[55]

On May 24, 2001, Gallo successfully sued actor John Ventimiglia for assault and battery. The New York Supreme Court decided the case in Gallo's favor in Gallo v. Ventimiglia (2001).[56]

Gallo has garnered fame for making incendiary and provocative comments, often satirical and purposefully exaggerated in nature. When once asked by an interviewer if he was Jewish, Gallo replied, "No, I do not have the Jew gene."[6] On his website, Gallo offers himself as an escort to women for $50,000; and sells his sperm for $1,000,000.[57] His website has been labeled as satirical by media outlets such as The Daily Wire;[5] but has drawn the scorn of outlets such as The Guardian.[58] Gallo has stated in interviews that his website and provocative statements are satire, and has mocked critics who have interpreted them as serious.[59][60]


Gallo is a lifelong Republican[61] and a conservative.[62] He holds anti-abortion,[63] anti-drug, and anti-pornography views.[16]

Gallo is a fan of U.S. President Richard Nixon, describing him as an "intellectual".[61] Gallo claims to have met Nixon when he was six years old, during the time when he lived with Burroughs.[6]

In 2004, Gallo appeared in the documentary, Rated R: Republicans in Hollywood, discussing the political discrimination he has faced in the film industry as a conservative.[64] He also spoke at the Women's National Republican Club, where he expressed his support for President George W. Bush, saying that "you know the United States has a great President...when the French hate him!"[62] Later that year, Gallo also met Barbara Bush and Lauren Bush, attending a fashion show alongside them.[65]

In 2018, Gallo expressed his support for President Donald Trump, writing that he is "extremely proud [Trump] is the American President."[1][66] In 2022, he also praised then-Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema as an "open minded and thoughtful" politician, who "adds productive ideological diversity and balance to our beautiful country";[47] and donated $250 to the campaign of Republican Representative Juan Ciscomani.[67]

Views on film and music

In 1998, Gallo listed Pier Paolo Pasolini as his favorite director, and Mauro Bolognini's Il bell'Antonio (1960) as his favorite film.[68] In 2009, Gallo instead listed Francis Ford Coppola's The Rain People (1969) as his favorite film.[69] He has cited Warren Beatty as one of his favorite actors,[70] as well as his "idol".[71]

In a 1998 interview with Elvis Mitchell, Gallo explained that his taste in films is "hokey". He has listed The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976), All Fall Down (1962),[72] Lilith (1964), Mickey One (1965), The Ravine (1969), The Only Game in Town (1970), The Panic in Needle Park (1971), The Gambler (1974), The Death of Richie (1977), The Beyond (1981), and Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999) among his favorite films.[73][70][74] In his interview with Mitchell, Gallo also stated that his films are heavily inspired by music, describing Buffalo '66 as a "pure musical."[75] Gallo has also expressed a preference for mixing his films with a mono audio track, as opposed to surround sound.[76]

Although a member,[77] Gallo has expressed disdain for the Screen Actors Guild, calling them "a self-serving union that has never had the best intentions of its membership in mind".[78]

Gallo has cited King Crimson's In the Court of the Crimson King as his favorite album. He used the album's track Moonchild during a dance sequence in his film Buffalo '66.[79] He has also called the Ramones the greatest band of all time.[80]

Public reception

Gallo's acting performances have received generally positive reviews from film critics. Nathan Rabin of The A.V. Club praised Gallo's performance in Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby as "ever-eccentric" and "profound".[81] Film critic Roger Ebert frequently praised Gallo's performances, including those in The Brown Bunny (2004),[82] Tetro (2009),[83] Essential Killing (2010),[84] and 2 Days in New York (2012).[85] Gallo's performance in Shut In (2022) was singled out and praised by Cath Clarke of The Guardian and John Semley of The New Republic, who gave the film itself negative reviews.[86][87]

Gallo's directional work has received more polarized reception from critics. Buffalo '66 (1998) received generally positive reviews from critics, and was praised by Ebert,[88] Elvis Mitchell,[89] and Andrew Johnston.[90] Conversely, The Brown Bunny (2004) received mixed reviews. Ebert described the initial 119-minute festival cut of the film as the worst film in the history of Cannes, though later praised the 93-minute cut of the film, awarding it 3/4 stars.[82] Moria McDonald of The Seattle Times gave the film a negative review, calling it a "self-indulgent and seemingly endless road movie".[91] Manohla Dargis gave the film a mixed review, describing it as "Neither an atrocity nor a revelation".[92] Promises Written in Water (2010) received mostly negative reviews, including from Leslie Felperin of Variety,[93] Deborah Young of The Hollywood Reporter,[94] and Xan Brooks of The Guardian.[95] It received a mixed review from Scott Tobias of The A.V. Club,[96] and a positive one from Truls Lie of Modern Times Review.[97]

In 2010, Empire listed Buffalo '66 (1998) as the 36th-greatest independent film ever made, calling it a "mini masterpiece".[98] French cinema magazine Les Cahiers du Cinéma voted The Brown Bunny (2004) one of the ten best films of the year;[99] while The Daily Telegraph listed it as one of the 100 "defining" films of the decade.[100]

Gallo's directorial work has been acclaimed by many filmmakers and actors. The Brown Bunny (2004) has been praised by individuals including Jean-Luc Godard, John Waters, Werner Herzog, Sean Penn,[101] Josh Safdie,[102][103] Claire Denis,[104] and David Lowery.[105] Actor Robert Pattinson has also cited Gallo's performance in Arizona Dream as an early influence on his career.[106]

Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola stated that he was warned against working with Gallo, with many in the film industry describing Gallo as "a nightmare." Nonetheless, Coppola chose to cast Gallo in Tetro, and said that he found Gallo "was very intelligent and a pleasure to work with."[107] Filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski praised Gallo's performances and described him as a method actor, but stated that he was difficult to direct and prone to anger.[108] Filmmaker Josh Safdie has also said that Gallo is "a genius. One of the smartest people I’ve ever met and known – funniest too";[103] while filmmaker Caveh Zahedi has written that Gallo is "one of the most talented directors of his generation".[74] Additionally, actor Kevin Corrigan has described Gallo as "really funny",[109] while actresses Chloë Sevigny and Courteney Cox have both spoken positively about their experiences working alongside Gallo.[101][110] Actor Alden Ehrenreich has also praised Gallo as "fascinating".[111] Conversely, actress Christina Ricci described her experience with Gallo as "working with a crazy lunatic man", and vowed to never work with him again.[28] In January 2024, Gallo was anonymously accused by two women of making lewd comments while unsuccessfully auditioning for a role in The Policeman. Their allegation promoted an investigation by the Screen Actors Guild, who monitored the film's production. The film's director, Joseph Gertnet, and production company, Pacific Media Productions, both defended Gallo in a statement, noting that a intimacy coordinator was utilized during filming. They also stated that "the production of the picture was carried out in a safe, protective and respectful environment" and that the film's cast and crew are "proud of the movie we have made."[27]

Entertainment Weekly has described Gallo as "rapturous, hilarious, and notoriously acerbic",[112] while The Independent has written that "Gallo may have an ego the size of a hot-air balloon, but even an hour in his company is wildly entertaining."[107] The Guardian has called him a "narcissistic, fantastic director"[113] and said that Gallo "has a reputation as not only one of the most paranoid, controlling men in movies, but also one of the funniest."[6] The Austin Chronicle has written that Gallo is "Equally detested and adored".[52] In 2011, GQ included Gallo on their list of The 25 Most Stylish Directors of All Time.[114]

Among the general public, Gallo possesses a cult following, mostly relating to his films Buffalo '66 and The Brown Bunny.[6][5] Gallo's cult following remains especially popular in Japan, having begun shortly after Buffalo '66 was released in the country in 1999.[7] The Hara Museum of Contemporary Art in Japan featured a survey of Gallo's art, titled the Vincent Gallo Retrospective 1977-2002, holding roughly 120 paintings, drawings and photographs by Gallo;[115] prior to its closure in 2021.

In other media

Gallo's popularity in Japan led to him appearing or being referenced in several Japanese video games, manga comics, and anime films.


Feature films

Year Title Director Writer Producer Editor Composer Notes
1998 Buffalo 66 Yes Yes No No Yes
2003 The Brown Bunny Yes Yes Yes Yes No Also DOP
2010 Promises Written in Water Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
N/A April Yes Yes Yes No No Unreleased 2013 film[118]

Acting performances

Year Title Role Notes
1985 The Way It Is Victor / Heurtebise
1988 Doc's Kingdom Jimmy
1990 Goodfellas Henry's '70s Crew #3
1991 A Idade Maior Mario a.k.a. Alex
1993 Arizona Dream Paul Leger
The House of the Spirits Esteban Garcia
1995 Angela Preacher
The Perez Family Orlando
Palookaville Russell Pataki
1996 Nénette and Boni Vincenzo Brown
The Funeral Johnny
1997 Truth or Consequences, NM Raymond Lembecke
1998 Buffalo '66 Billy Brown
Johnny 316 Johnny
Goodbye Lover Mike Uncredited
L.A. Without a Map Moss
1999 Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby Sister Gomez
2000 Hide and Seek Frank
2001 Trouble Every Day Shane Brown
Stranded Luca Baglioni
Get Well Soon Bobby Bishop / Kevin Moss
2003 The Brown Bunny Bud Clay
Gli indesiderabili Antonino 'Tony' Bendando
2006 Moscow Zero Owen
2007 Oliviero Rising Oliviero Olivieri
2009 Tetro Angelo 'Tetro' Tetrocini
Metropia Roger Olofsson Voice role
2010 Essential Killing Mohammed
Promises Written in Water Kevin
2011 Loosies Jax
2012 The Legend of Kaspar Hauser Pusher / Sheriff
Two Days in New York Himself Uncredited
2013 Human Trust Harold Marcus
2022 Shut In Sammy
TBA The Policeman Joseph James DeAngelo Upcoming film


Year Title Role Notes
1984 Graffiti Rock Dancer Pilot
1987 Crime Story Charlie Riccio Episode: "Ground Zero"
1989 The Equalizer Tony Santiago Episode: "Heart of Justice"
1994 Tous les garçons et les filles de leur âge... Captain Brown Episode: "U.S. Go Home"
2002 The Groovenians Nixon Pilot; Voice role
2004 Rated R: Republicans in Hollywood Himself Television documentary film
2007 Dirt Sammy Winter Episode: "This Is Not Your Father's Hostage Situation"

Short films

Year Title Director Actor Notes
1979 A Vincent Gallo as Jesus Christ No Yes Directed by Michael Holman
1980 If You Feel Froggy, Jump Yes Yes
1984 Too Many Fish No Yes Directed by Michael Holman
Gaslight LeStat No Yes Directed by Michael Holman
1986 The Gun Lover Yes Yes
Wedding Yes Yes
1988 That Smell Yes Yes
1989 Gallo 2000 Yes Yes
1991 Keep It for Yourself No Yes
1993 The Hanging No Yes Directed by Victoria Leacock
1994 U.S. Go Home No Yes Directed by Claire Denis
Casting Director Billy Hopkins Leaves a Message for Vincent Gallo Yes Yes
1997 Buffalo 66 Trailer Yes Yes Included on the 2014 Lionsgate Blu-ray release of Buffalo '66
Vincent Gallo Directs Yes Yes
Vincent Gallo Has a Thing or Two to Say About the British Yes Yes
Looking for Enemies Finding Friends Yes Yes Described as a "self-portrait of Vincent Gallo NYC 1997"
1999 Live Love Drive Yes Yes
2000 Anemone Yes No
2001 Honey Bunny Yes Yes
John Frusciante Plays and Sings Yes No
2003 The Brown Bunny Trailers Yes Yes Included on the 2005 Sony DVD release of The Brown Bunny
The Curse of Manuel Chiche Yes Yes
2004 Vincent Gallo vs Sonic Youth No Yes Directed by Chris Habib
Akiko Yes No
2009 1989 No Yes Directed by Camilo Matiz
2010 Anea 17 Yes No
The Agent Yes Yes
2014 United States Wins the World Cup Yes No

Music videos

Year Artist Song Director Appearance
1996 Lit Bitter No Yes
2001 My Vitriol Grounded No Yes
John Frusciante Going Inside Yes No
L'Arc-en-Ciel Anemone Yes No
2002 Glassjaw Cosmopolitan Bloodloss No Yes
2004 Jay-Z 99 Problems No Yes







Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
1998 Deauville Film Festival Grand Special Prize Buffalo '66 Nominated
1998 Gijón International Film Festival Special Prize of the Young Jury Won
Grand Prix Asturias Nominated
1998 Gotham Awards Open Palm Award Nominated
1998 National Board of Review Special recognition Won
1998 New York Film Critics Circle Best First Film Nominated
1998 Stockholm International Film Festival Bronze Horse: Best Film Nominated
1998 Sundance Film Festival Dramatic Competition Nominated
1999 British Independent Film Awards Best Foreign Independent Film - English Language Nominated
1999 Golden Trailer Awards Best Art and Commerce Nominated
1999 Independent Spirit Awards Best First Feature Nominated
1999 International Film Festival Rotterdam Moviezone Award Won
2002 Fantafestival Best Actor Stranded Won
2003 Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or The Brown Bunny Nominated
2003 Thessaloniki International Film Festival Golden Alexander Nominated
2003 Vienna International Film Festival FIPRESCI Prize Won [119]
2003 Village Voice Film Poll Best Undistributed Film Nominated
2004 Cahiers du Cinéma Top Ten Film Award Sixth place; tied
2010 Mar del Plata International Film Festival Best Actor Essential Killing Won
2010 Venice Film Festival Best Actor Won
Golden Lion Promises Written in Water Nominated [120]
Best Short Film The Agent Nominated [121]
2011 Polish Film Award Best Actor Essential Killing Nominated


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