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Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito (born April 26, 1958) is an American[[note]]albeit born in UsefulNotes/{{Denmark}}[[/note]] actor active in film and television since the age of six. He's been seen in films such as ''Film/DoTheRightThing, Film/TheUsualSuspects, Film/MalcolmX, Film/MaximumOverdrive, Film/TradingPlaces'' and ''Film/KingOfNewYork''. He is also a familar face on television with regular and recurring roles on ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet, Series/OnceUponATime'' and ''{{Revolution}}''. He is perhaps best known for his critically acclaimed portrayal of Chilean-American drug kingpin Gustavo 'Gus' Fring on the hit series ''Series/BreakingBad''.
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!Tropes
* FormerChildStar: Averted! He started acting at age six. He's in his mid-fifties now and doing just fine.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Giancarlo has been seen mostly playing villains like Gus Fring, Tom Neville and Sidney Glass. He's actually a remarkably thoughtful and well-spoken man. In his Reddit AMA, he responded to questions through videos where he gave long, thought-out answers.
* NiceHat: Often sports one.
* OlderThanTheyLook: He's 56, but seemingly hasn't aged for the past 15 years.
* StarMakingRole: Playing Gus Fring on ''Series/BreakingBad'' earned him critical acclaim and newfound fame.
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!Film Roles
* 1989 Film/DoTheRightThing as Buggin' Out
* 1992 Film/BobRoberts as John Alijah "Bugs" Raplin
* 1992 Film/MalcolmX as Thomas Hayer
* 1994 Film/{{Fresh}} as Esteban
* 1995 Film/TheUsualSuspects as Jack Baer
* 1995 Film/WaitingToExhale as David Matthews
* 2001 Film/{{Monkeybone}} as Hypnos
* 2001 Film/{{Ali}} as Cassius Marcellus Clay, Sr.
* 2005 Film/Derailed as Detective Franklin Church
* 2006 Film/LastHoliday as Senator Dillings
* 2006 Film/SherryBaby as Parole Officer Hernandez
* 2007 Film/TheBox as Detective Dwayne Burkhalter
* 2012 Film/AlexCross as Daramus Holiday
* 2014 WesternAnimation/SonOfBatman as Ra's Al Ghul
* 2014 WesternAnimation/BatmanAssaultOnArkham as Black Spider
!!Television Roles
* 1982 Series/SesameStreet as Mickey
* 19981999 Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet as Federal Agent Mike Giardello
* 20002001 Series/The$treet as Tom Divack
* 2005 Series/LawAndOrder as Rodney Fallon
* 20092011 Series/BreakingBad as Gustavo "Gus" Fring
* 20112014 Series/OnceUponATime as Sidney Glass/Magic Mirror/Genie of Agrabah
* 20122013 Series/{{Community}} as Gilbert Lawson
* 20122014 Series/{{Revolution}} as Tom Neville
* 2013 WesternAnimation/AxeCop as Army Chihuahua
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