Joe Pesci is an American character actor who is well-known for his ability to play comic and menacing roles with equal finesse.
Pesci grew up in a blue-collar family and began his acting journey at a young age performing in a TV variety show by the age of ten.
He also pursued music, singing in nightclubs and even releasing an album.
Despite starting his film career with ‘The Death Collector’ in 1976, he temporarily quit acting due to a lack of roles.
However, Robert De Niro’s appreciation of Pesci’s performance led to his casting in ‘Raging Bull’ (1980), earning him critical acclaim and award nominations.
Pesci’s subsequent roles in films like ‘Lethal Weapon 2’ and ‘Goodfellas’ further highlighted his talent.
Despite largely retiring from acting, Pesci reunited with Scorsese and De Niro for ‘The Irishman’ (2019), securing his third Oscar nomination.
I have handpicked some of the best Joe Pesci quotes for you.
Best Joe Pesci Quotes
There was a time I couldn’t get a job. ~ Joe Pesci.
There are great actors we’ll never see just because they haven’t had my luck. ~ Joe Pesci.
I would have done something else in life. Something more calming, in a different area where I did not have to use my emotions. ~ Joe Pesci.
Ah, I don’t do interviews, really. ~ Joe Pesci.
I’ve been married three times, but I’ll never forget my first trip as a young man, on my honeymoon, with my new wife. ~ Joe Pesci.
I dyed my hair blonde in that movie, so my head doesn’t match my grill. ~ Joe Pesci.
I love to star in movies, but I want to have good roles. It doesn’t help to get starring roles in something that’s no good. I mean, that will just kill you. ~ Joe Pesci.
Top Joe Pesci Quotes
Scorsese and De Niro taught me to bring out the natural side of myself. And they taught me to think of myself as the average guy. Sometimes the average guy belongs in a role more than your matinee idol-type of person. We have to have people we can relate to. ~ Joe Pesci.
You don’t say hello to Mr. DeNiro? Show the respect, will ya? ~ Joe Pesci.
I’m a bore. I save all my energy for my characters. ~ Joe Pesci.
I’m just some lunatic macaroni mushroom, is that it? ~ Joe Pesci.
Did Mad freakin’ Max just call me irritating? ~ Joe Pesci.
My father loved me so much that he did not want me to be a laborer or anything. I don’t know if it’s the right thing to do – push your kids into something and then stay on them until they do it. Let them pick what they want to do. ~ Joe Pesci.
So these were the 13 quotes by Joe Pesci.