Edoardo Ballerini

Edoardo Ballerini is an actor, writer, director and film producer.. He is best known for his work on screen as junkie Corky Caporale in The Sopranos (2006–2007), a hotheaded chef in the indie hit Dinner Rush (2001), and an NFL businessman in the blockbuster Romeo Must Die (2000). He has appeared in numerous films and television series, from I Shot Andy Warhol (1996) to the upcoming Omphalos (2013). His directorial debut, Good Night Valentino, premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. Ballerini starred in the film as silent film idol Rudolph Valentino. Edoardo Ballerini's first professional role was as an autistic teenager on Law & Order (1995). Two years later, he starred in the John Leguizamo comedy The Pest (1997) and, after that, appeared in (Whit Stillman's The Last Days of Disco, 1998) and (Amos Kollek's Sue, 1998). Ballerini was cast as the "star chef" in Bob Giraldi's Dinner Rush (2001) opposite Danny Aiello. The film grossed only $638,227 but received largely positive reviews. Internationally, the film did much better and broke into the top ten in box office receipts in Japan in 2003.


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