Dear Chazz Palminteri,
How do we love thee? Let us count the ways. You created an emotional, one-man, off-Broadway show that was later turned into Robert De Niro's directorial debut — in which you also played a mafia boss — A Bronx Tale. You've directed. You won an Oscar nomination for a role in Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway. You've perfected the gritty, tough guy persona, always giving him a big heart about his passions (even if they're less than legal). In other words, we think you're awesome, and we're anxious to see you return to the big screen as a mobster in Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father (has the production been as rocky as some reports have indicated?).
We recently spotted your new website AskChazz, in which you promise us "No bullsh*t, straight up" answers about the entertainment industry, and we were elated. We were also kind of hoping your answers to all the questions would be to "Whack the guy, take the money, and run," but no dice. What you said about the big screen biz being full of "so many untalented people judging your talent" couldn't be truer, and we can't wait to see what future sage advice you have to give to folks out there trying to catch a break. We also think a lot of what you have to say is just good life advice in general, so thanks for that.
We're sharing some of your videos for our readers below and hope you'll swing by our website to say hi. Also, we're shocked you don't have a bigger Twitter following, so we're urging our readers to follow you there. We're on Twitter too if you want to hang out with us.