Died Today (December 26th): Vincent Schiavelli (1948–2005)

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vincentschiavelli.jpgVincent Schiavelli (1948–2005)

Born: November 11, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Died: December 26, 2005 (age 57) in Polizzi Generosa, Sicily, Italy

He appeared in two Best Picture Academy Award winners: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) and Amadeus (1984).

One of three actors from One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest to play a Batman villain in the Burton/Keaton Batman movies. The others of course being Jack Nicholson as The Joker in Batman (1989) and Danny DeVito as The Penguin in Batman Returns. Schiavelli played The Organ Grinder in Batman Returns (a villain who was working for The Penguin).

GHOST
1990
dir. Jerry Zucker
Stars:
Patrick Swayze
Demi Moore
AMADEUSAmadeus
1984
dir. Forman
Starring
F Murray Abraham
Tom Hulce
Tomorrow Never Dies
1997
dir. Roger Spottiswoode
Starring
Pierce Brosnan
Jonathan Pryce
One Flew OverOne Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
1975
dir. Foreman
starring
Nicholson
Louise Fletcher

BATMAN RETURNSBatman…

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