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Polito, Jon

Overview
Works: 119 works in 375 publications in 4 languages and 15,181 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Film noir  Fantasy films  Made-for-TV movies  Gangster films  Biographical films  Animated films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Jon Polito
 
Most widely held works by Jon Polito
Big Eyes by Bodun( Visual )

24 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 1,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Keane became a worldwide celebrity and talk show fixture in the 1950s after he pioneered the mass production of prints of big-eyed kids, and used his marketing savvy to sell them cheaply. Unfortunately, he claimed to be the artist. That role was played by Margaret, his shy wife. The ruse broke up their marriage and led to a divorce and a dramatic courtroom battle to prove authorship of the paintings
Arthur Miller's Death of a salesman by Volker Schlöndorff( Visual )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the post-war boom period of the late '40s, Willy Loman is an aging, traveling salesman, who despairs that his life his been lived in vain. Facing dispensability and insignificance in a heated, youthful economy, Willy is not ready to part with his cherished fantasies of an America that admires him for personable triumphs in the marketplace. But the reality is far more difficult than that, and the measure of Willy's self-delusion and contradictions is found in his two sons. One, Harold, is a ne'er-do-well gliding on inherited hot air and repressed feelings, and the other, Biff, a mousy, retiring sort unable to reconcile the difference between his father's desperate impersonation of success and the truth--Kanopy
Barton Fink by Joel Coen( Visual )

36 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A darkly comic ride, this Coen brothers film gleefully attacks the Hollywood system and those who seek to sell out to it, portraying the writer's suffering as a loony vision of hell. John Turturro plays the title character, a pretentious left-wing writer from New York City who is brought to 1930s Hollywood to write a script for a wrestling movie for palooka actor Wallace Beery. Fink thinks the job is beneath him, but his desire for acceptance gets the better of him, and he suddenly finds himself holed up in a fleabag hotel in Los Angeles, where he is almost immediately afflicted with writer's block. Various distractions begin to enter his life, first in the form of a famous southern writer (John Mahoney) whom Fink idolizes, and then his neighbor in the hotel, a seemingly amiable salesman played by John Goodman. The writer turns out to be a self-loathing drunk whose secretary (Judy Davis) is the one actually doing the writing. And the neighbor, the working-class hero who Fink made his reputation writing about, may have a horrifying secret of his own
The man who wasn't there by Joel Coen( Visual )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chain-smoking barber blackmails his boss so that he can raise enough money to enter the dry-cleaning business; but when his boss ends up dead, things spiral out of control
Miller's Crossing by Joel Coen( Visual )

26 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During prohibition two gangland bosses struggle for control over a city, with one of the boss's lieutenants caught in the middle
Atlas shrugged by Edi Gathegi( Visual )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 2016, and America is on the verge of economic disaster. The greatest citizens are being targeted, and dark forces are working to bring about America's final days. A powerful railroad executive, Dagny Taggart, struggles to keep her business alive while society is crumbling around her
Happily n'ever after( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, and Jack from the Beanstalk are all about to live happily ever after when the balance between good and evil gets thrown out of whack. It's up to Cinderella (a.k.a. Ella) to save the day by taking on her power-hungry stepmother. This time Ella will have to do all the work without her Prince Charming. She joins forces with an unlikely army of dwarves, fairies, and the Wizard's bumbling assistants
The tailor of Panama by John Le Carre( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geoffrey Rush dilivers a performance as Harry Pendel, an ex-con turned tailor to the rich and famous of Panama and husband of the beautiful Louisa. Pierce Brosnan is a ruthless British spy who entices Harry into eavesdropping on the powerful politicians he clothes. As the tailor of Panama unfolds, Harry's talent for storytelling compels him to weave an elaborate tale that's not only taken as truth, but sets off a chain of events that threatens to destroy everything he treasures most in life
Fluke by Matthew Modine( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tom Johnson had it all: a loving wife, an adorable son and a partnership in a growing company. But when a car crash takes his life, he is forced to start over again, this time as ... a dog! Tom awakens in the body of Fluke, a canine who happily romps around a junkyard until visions of his former life become too strong to ignore. Compelled to find his original family, Fluke makes every attempt to work his way back into the their lives. However, there is one major problem: his wife has already started anew ... in the arms of his former best friend."--Container
The freshman by Matthew Bergman( Visual )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A naive student freshly arrived in New York City accepts a delivery job involving a shady businessman and a large lizard, eventually running afoul of an eccentric chef and the FBI
The singing detective( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bedridden novelist drifts in and out of consciousness, alternating between a noir-ish fantasy world, his anguished present, and his traumatic childhood
Batman year one( Visual )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comics legend Frank Miller's classic retelling of Batman's early days, depicting a young Bruce Wayne's return to Gotham City and his first endeavors at fighting injustice as Batman
Bushwhacked( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bumbling package deliveryman finds himself on the wrong side of the law when a hair-brained get-rich-quick scheme gets him accused of murder. "Mad Max" Grabelski heads for the hills with the cops hot on his trail. When he's mistaken for a world famous Scout leader, Max's escape plan takes an uproarious wrong turn
The tailor of Panama by John Boorman( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry, an ex-con turned tailor to the rich and infamous, is married to Louisa, who is smart and sexy. Andy is a suave and ruthless British spy, who had best come through this time, who forces Harry to eavesdrop on the powerful politicians he clothes. Harry's talent for storytelling is not only taken as truth, but sets off a series of events that threatens to destroy everything most important in his life
The crow by Alex Proyas( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exactly one year after a young rock guitarist and his fiancée are brutally murdered by a ruthless gang of criminals, he returns, watched over by a hypnotic crow, to seek revenge
Big nothing by Jean-Baptiste Andrea( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scam artist hopeful, a gorgeous young girl, and an ex-teacher all decide to blackmail a corrupt pastor, only to find that he has been murdered and most of the town is involved in some way
Locker 13 by Jason Spisak( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology feature film comprised of five vignettes. Each story is connected by a mysterious locker 13
Mimic 2 by Jean de Segonzac( Visual )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cockroach spiced with DNA from termites is on the loose and wanting to mate with Remy, a school teacher-entomologist, who is suspected of the gruesome murders of her ex-boyfriends
The last Godfather( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mafia boss Don Carini is retiring. When he gathers the family to give the news, the Don surprises everyone by anointing his goofy adopted son Young-gu as the next godfather. With Young-gu bumble his way to success and prove his father proud? Or will his dumb antics play into his enemies' goal to leave Young-gu sleeping with the fishes?
Blankman( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about two brothers who become self-appointed crime fighters. One dresses in long underwear, uses his grandmother's housecoat for a cape, makes a mask from socks, takes to the street and becomes known as Blankman
 
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The man who wasn't there
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Alternative Names
Jon Polito acteur américain

Jon Polito actor estadounidense

Jon Polito actor estatunidenc

Jon Polito aisteoir Meiriceánach

Jon Polito aktor amerikan

Jon Polito American actor

Jon Polito americký herec

Jon Polito Amerikaans acteur

Jon Polito amerikai színész

Jon Polito amerikanesche Schauspiller

Jon Polito amerikansk skådespelare

Jon Polito amerikansk skodespelar

Jon Polito amerikansk skuespiller

Jon Polito attore statunitense

Jon Polito US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Jon Polito yhdysvaltalainen näyttelijä

Polito, John 1950-2016

Polito, Jon 1950-

Polito, Jon 1950-2016

Polito, Jon Raymond 1950-2016

Τζον Πολίτο

Джон Полито

Джон Полито американский актёр

Джон Політо американський актор

Полито Джон

Ջոն Պոլիտո

ג'ון פוליטו

ג'ון פוליטו שחקן אמריקאי

جاون پالیتو بازیگر آمریکایی

جون بوليتو ممثل أمريكي

ჯონ პოლიტო

존 폴리토

ジョン・ポリト

喬·波里托

Languages
English (220)

Spanish (7)

Italian (3)

French (2)