Where to even get started on Joe Pesci. The man is one of the more mysterious actors around. This Newark, New Jersey native took an eight year hiatus from acting from the years of 1998 to 2006, only to film one movie, then take another four year break. It would seem that Pesci is in a place in his life where he only does movies that he deems worthy.
This article will highlight some of the best Joe Pesci movies of his career.
One movie that has to be mentioned when discussing the best Joe Pesci films is Home Alone. The man tends to be driven more toward serious and dramatic films, but the casting crew knocked it out of the park when they selected Pesci for this comedic role.
Another amazing Joe Pesci film was Goodfellas. This just might be my favorite Pesci Scorcese collaboration. It is truly amazing what a great supporting role Joe delivered with this film, and it came as no surprise that he won an Oscar for it.
One movie that must be mentioned when talking about movies that Pesci has starred in is Casino. Oh man, this has to be the best we have ever seen him. This is as good a villain as they come and it is amazing he did not get nominated for this role.
Another exceptionally great movie starring Joe Pesci is My Cousin Vinny. This movie nabbed Marisa Tomei the 1993 Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. If you have never seen this movie, put it on the list.
One other fantastic Pesci film that is worthy of discussion is The Good Shepherd. For one reason or another, this movie never got the critical acclaim it deserved. Maybe it was because it was released on a smaller scale, but I certainly enjoyed this movie.