About Joe Pantoliano:
Joseph Peter "Joe" Pantoliano is an American actor.
One thing that's great about being a character actor is that a movie doesn't rest on your shoulders. If it bombs, it won't hurt my career.
I've been so good in so many movies that nobody saw.
Good actors are a dime a dozen, but I want actors that are gonna be part of my team and collaborative.
When you work for Bruckheimer, you don't get it any better. He's the ultimate producer. I've had the good fortune of working with some great producers over the years.
I wanted to play a good guy after doing this lunatic on The Sopranos for two years. And then they did the sequel to Bad Boys, where I get to play the barking captain again.
It's all about people. It's all about the subjectivity of what people love.
When I got the script for Memento, I read it and I got killed off on page one and I fired my agent.
Twelve to 15 years of acting school, and I am being a bird.
They actually bought me for Daredevil 2, but they have to exercise the option.
There aren't any small parts, only small paychecks.
The Moguls is a story about guys that have all grown up together and are now in their late 40s, early 50s.
We have to promote a movie. It's just extraordinary that everybody I'm talkin' to loves this movie.
They've been talking about Pi, which I haven't seen, they've been comparing it to Usual Suspects, Sixth Sense, and Fight Club, and I didn't see that either.
I've worked with Steven Spielberg three times. I'm proud to say that I'm one of those actors that continues to get hired by the same directors.
I think one of the geniuses of Bound and The Matrix and Memento is the complete collaboration of the effort. There were no rotten apples.
I've been on jobs where there's that one actor who is just a miserable, miserable no-good, dirty bastard, and it just turns the whole process sour.
Living in the projects helped me with this role.
You'll never see me in the red leather. I don't have the chin for it.
The greatest leading man, in my opinion, will always be Cary Grant.
What the hell did I do in the 80's? Midnight Run. A perfect movie. Just a perfect movie.