Joe Pesci's on-off relationship with cinema
Take a look at the veteran actor's career-defining performances
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For his role in 'The Irishman,' Joe Pesci has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and a BAFTA Award for Best Film Actor in a Supporting Role. Not bad for someone who unofficially retired from the business more than 20 years ago. But that's Pesci all over. One of Hollywood's most enigmatic actors, this restrained genius has always been difficult to label. Right now, his career is currently enjoying a renaissance. But time will tell if it's enough to entice him back in front of the camera full-time.
For now, browse this gallery and take a look back at the life and work of this intriguing but at times underappreciated actor.
MOVIES Then and now