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Creator: Armand Assante

Dredd: You killed innocent people—!
Rico: A means to an end.
Dredd: You started a massacre!
Rico: I caused a revolution!
Dredd: YOU BETRAYED THE LAW!
Rico: LOOOOOAAAW!

Armand Anthony Assante, Jr. (born October 4, 1949) is an Emmy Award-winning American actor and That Guy. With his intimidating stare and raspy voice, he often plays hammy or intense villains although he does possess plenty of range. His portrayal of Big Bad Rico in the poorly-received Sylvester Stallone adaptation Judge Dredd earned him the dubious honor of being a Memetic Mutation.

Tropes

  • Dyeing for Your Art: He gained nearly 50 lbs to play John Gotti.
  • Large Ham: Has a habit of devouring scenery whole.
  • Plays Great Ethnics: Due to his ambigious ethnicity, he's played a variety of nationalities. He's actually of mixed Italian/Irish ancestry.

Roles