Joe Pantoliano: To Be Honored For His Documentary

July 31st, 2009 - 12:52 am ICT by GD  

13Joe Pantoliano would be presented the Saint Aire Award by the Woods Hole Film Festival. This actor has been instrumental in spreading awareness about mental illness through his new documentary named “No kidding, Me Too!”. Through this documentary Joe has tried to promote a better understanding of any kind of mental illness. Joe has been very excited about the documentary and has said in interactions with the media, “People say, my god, Joey, I didn’t want to see a movie about mental illness, but it was so funny.” Surely Joe is happy that people are enjoying his work.

In fact “No Kidding Me Too” is also an organization which is Joe’s brainchild. Along with other celebrities from the industry Joe is on a mission to spread proper information and understanding of mental illness. This foundation is a non profit one. Celebrities like Harrison Ford, Robin Williams and Marcia Gay Harden are all a part of it and they areon the advisory board also.

Joe Pantoliano, who is also called Joey Pants, lovingly by friends and fans, was born in 1951. He is a veteran of American TV and films. He has acted in more than 80 movies and TV shows. Some of his most memorable performances have been in movies like “Baby’s Day Out”, “The Matrix” and the TV show “The Sopranos”. Though he is acquainted with the craft of acting over many years, this new documentary named “No kidding, Me Too” has marked his debut as a director. Joe has made a special place in the heart of his fans while acting in “The Sopranos”, for which he won an Emmy in 2003.

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