Vincent Gallo is an American actor and director. He has had supporting roles in films such as Arizona Dream (1993), The House of the Spirits (1993), Palookaville (1995), and The Funeral (1996). His lead roles include Tetro in Tetro (2009) and Mohammed in Essential Killing (2010). He won a Volpi Cup for Best Actor for his performance in Essential Killing.
He is most associated with the independent films he has made, including Buffalo '66 (1998), which he wrote, directed, scored and starred in, and The Brown Bunny (2003), which he also wrote, directed, produced, starred in and photographed. In the early 2000s, he released several solo recordings on Warp Records.
He was born in Buffalo, NY to Sicilian parents. Both were hairdressers, and his father retired to be "a gambler."