Alessandro Antine Nivola (born June 28, 1972) is an American actor, perhaps known for his roles in the films Best Laid Plans, Jurassic Park III, Face/Off, and the Goal! trilogy.
Nivola was born in Boston, Massachusetts. His father, Pietro S. Nivola, is a professor of political science who wrote the book "Laws of the Landscape: How Policies Shape Cities in Europe and America", and his mother is an artist. Nivola's paternal grandfather was the Italian sculptor Costantino Nivola and his paternal grandmother, Ruth Guggenheim, was a Jewish refugee from Germany. He has a brother, Adrian, and attended Phillips Exeter Academy, and earned a degree in English from Yale. Nivola is married to actress Emily Mortimer; the couple have a son, Samuel, born on September 23, 2003.
Nivola began his acting career while still an undergraduate at Yale, landing the leading role in a Seattle production of Athol Fugard's Master Harold... and the Boys. After college, Nivola debuted on Broadway in 1995 as the...
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Goal! 2 is the second part of the Football movie trilogy Goal! was released on February 9, 2007 in the UK, with a summer release planned for the U.S. timed to coincide with the MLS playing debut of David Beckham, who makes cameo appearances in the film.
The cast and crew are currently working on the final installment of the trilogy, Goal! 3, which is scheduled for release in 2008.
The film starts at the beginning of the 2005/2006 season. Barcelona defeats Real Madrid by three goals in Santiago Bernabéu and Gavin Harris performs poorly in the Spanish league match. Santiago has attracted the interest of Real Madrid after his sensational performance in Newcastle last season and on deadline day he signs for them in a swap deal involving Michael Owen. Santi moves in with Roz who he is set to get married to. He makes his debut in a game against Greek side Olympiakos. With the game tied at 0-0 he comes off the bench to score the winning goal with a fantastic volley to the delight of the...
Goal! (also known as Goal! The Dream Begins in the United States) is a 2005 film directed by Danny Cannon.
This is the first installment of a trilogy named Goal!.
This film was made with full cooperation from FIFA, which is one of the reasons actual teams are used throughout the movie. The second installment, Goal! 2: Living the Dream..., was released in February 2007. The third and final installment, Goal! 3, is currently being filmed and follows Santiago as he participates in the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
A young Mexican man named Santiago Muñez dreams of making it big in the world of football. When he crosses the United States–Mexico border illegally as a child with his family, he drops his football and leaves it behind, but brings his spirit and continues to play for a local team as a young man. He ends up living in a barrio in Los Angeles working a day job with his father doing landscaping work, and a night job as a bus boy in a Chinese restaurant.
His only relief comes in the...
Junebug is a 2005 comedy and drama film directed by Phil Morrison. It was released on August 3, 2005 and stars Amy Adams, Alessandro Nivola, Embeth Davidtz and Benjamin McKenzie.When newlywed Madeleine (Embeth Davidtz), a British diplomat's daughter, travels from Chicago to the rural hill country of North Carolina to pursue a local, self-taught painter (Frank Hoyt Taylor) for her outsider art gallery, she takes this road-trip opportunity to meet her husband George's (Alessandro Nivola) family, who happen to live only 30 minutes away. There's his flinty, judgmental mother Peg (Celia Weston), his reserved, contemplative father Eugene (Scott Wilson) and his sullen, resentful, twenty-ish brother Johnny (Benjamin McKenzie) who, although married, still lives at home, studying for his high school equivalency certificate. They're superficially hospitable but hardly welcoming, except Johnny's talkative, very pregnant wife Ashley (Amy Adams) who plans to name her baby "Junebug."Though much of...,
The Sisters is a 2005 film starring Maria Bello, Mary Stuart Masterson, Erika Christensen, Alessandro Nivola, Rip Torn, Eric McCormack, Steven Culp, Tony Goldwyn and Chris O'Donnell. The film was written by Richard Alfieri and directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman.
The Sisters is based on Anton Chekhov's play The Three Sisters and tells the story of three sisters and a brother, their family dysfunctions, and the siblings dealing with their ups and downs after the death of their father.
Though many critics panned the film, it became a favorite among viewers and won many international awards including the title of Official Selection at the Tribeca and Hollywood Film Festivals.
Laurel Canyon is a 2002 American drama movie, written and directed by Lisa Cholodenko.
Sam (Christian Bale) and his fiancée, Alex (Kate Beckinsale) are a newly engaged couple who move to Los Angeles to further their working careers. Sam is a recently graduated psychiatrist, starting his residency, while Alex is finishing her M.D.-Ph.D.dissertation on genomics. The relatively strait-laced, upwardly mobile couple plan to stay at the vacant home of Sam's mother, Jane (Frances McDormand), a free-spirited record producer in the Laurel Canyon section of the City of Los Angeles.
In a change of plans, however, Jane is still around, recording an album with her boyfriend Ian (Alessandro Nivola) and his band. Jane and Ian are in the midst of a fiery romance, and both producer and band seem more interested in partying than finishing the record.
Jane's presence is a source of consternation for Sam, as he and his mother have a somewhat strained relationship owing to their very different mindsets....
Jurassic Park III is a 2001 film that is the third film as part of the Jurassic Park franchise. Jurassic Park III is the sequel to The Lost World: Jurassic Park. It is the first in the series not to be based on a book by Michael Crichton or directed by Steven Spielberg. It takes place on Isla Sorna, the island from the second film, after a couple hires Dr. Grant to help them find their son.After the success of the first Jurassic Park, Joe Johnston asked Steven Spielberg if he could direct the sequel. While Spielberg wanted to do the first sequel, he promised to give the second sequel to Johnston. Three years after the release of The Lost World, production began in late August of 2000.Four years after the second film, The Lost World, Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) have continued their paleontological careers but are working independently now; Ellie is married with two children, and Grant is still digging with his protégé Billy Brennan (Alessandro Nivola). He is...,
The 2000 movie Love's Labour's Lost is an adaptation of the play of the same name by William Shakespeare, Directed, Written and starring Kenneth Branagh. Branagh's film turns the play into a romantic Hollywood musical. He updates the play's setting to 1939 (but keeps its setting of the Kingdom of Navarre, even though Navarre ceased to be a kingdom long before 1939). He uses classic Broadway songs of the 1930s and newsreel-style footage between It stars Shakespearean veterans such as Timothy Spall, Richard Briers and Geraldine McEwan, along with Hollywood actors such as Alicia Silverstone and Matthew Lillard, and Broadway and West End stars the like of Nathan Lane.
The film was a box office disaster, and was a serious setback to Branagh's directorial career, although he is now resuming it with a film of As You Like It.
Alessandro Nivola was born