André Gregory

Active - 1981 - 2014  |   Born - May 11, 1934   |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Comedy Drama, Avant-garde / Experimental, Theater

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Biography by Hal Erickson

A staunch proponent of the Avant-Garde theater movement, Andre Gregory was one of the most influential actor/directors on the off-Broadway scene of the early 1970s. He then quit theatre cold for five years due to personal difficulties. He "announced" his return with a most unorthodox film: 1981's My Dinner With Andre, co-written by Gregory and his friend Wallace Shawn, who comprise the "cast" of this captivating 2-hour chatfest. If you're looking for biographical information on Mr. Gregory, just sit back and listen to the soundtrack of My Dinner With Andre, wherein he details his career highs and lows, his world travels, his fascination with The Little Prince, the time that he ate dirt, and so on. Andre Gregory's later film credits include Always (1985), Bonfire of the Vanities (1990), Demolition Man (1993), and The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), in which he played John the Baptist.

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