Joseph J. Frustaci (Joe)

Joseph J. Frustaci (Joe)

Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Script Consultant, Theatre Director and Voice Artist

Lake Worth, Florida

Member Since:
December 2011
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About Joseph

came up and out of Brooklyn (NY) streets, survived to from corporate America, acting always in my blood, started at age 5, top 10 movies include SCHINDLER'S LIST, THE GREEN MILE, AS GOOD AS IT GETS...

Unique traits: brutally honest and equally kind, always respecting authors, actors, directors, crew...



    Ah, THE GODFATHER.... I love THE GODFATHER, released in 1972, one year after I graduated high school. I remember reading about how hard Francis Ford Coppola had to fight studio execs to cast Marlon Brando. Imagine that? Well, I suppose clueless institutional mindsets will always have their mitts in things - it's their way of slithering through the week and onto the next week's paycheck. How boring is that? There are lots of films made before and after THE GODFATHER that depict careless men. What is special about the THE GODFATHER is that it made a clear point - among many - to warn men of the pitfalls of being careless. I do much wonder of a world void of careless men.

  • Gary Oldman Clarity

    Gary Oldman Clarity Other This isn't a logline - just something I want to put out there in tinsel land... Gary Oldman is an actor whose work I hold very close. In HANNIBAL, he played Mason Verger, horribly disfigured by Lecter and confined to a wheelchair. Mr. Oldman spent over six hours a day with make up and prosthetics crew in order to produce his grotesqueness. Mr. Oldman couldn't have cared less that he would be unrecognizable. So, there he is, camera ready, unrecognizable, saying his lines right up to the moment of his imminent doom. Obviously, another actor could have played Mason Verger. But, I so salute Gary Oldman, for the job he did as Mason Verger, and for all of his amazing and incredibly inspiring work. Seems the more we care to seek moments of clarity in our craft, the more likely we will find those moments, which, hopefully, will inspire us to press on, no matter what. The clarity I glean from Gary Oldman's work is that our craft is about the work - not the glitz / glamor, or, the assurance your face will always be recognizable.

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