Rest in peace, Cousin Sal. A role that, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Danny Aiello wanted to pass up became his signature performance. The role in Spike Lee's iconic "Do The Right Thing" netted Aiello an Oscar nomination, but it was only the beginning of a storied career that was still in motion when Aiello passed away this week at the age o...

Oscar-nominated actor Danny Aiello, known for films including “Bang the Drum Slowly” and “The Godfather: Part II,” died Thursday night at age 86. Aiello, who received a Best Supporting Actor nomination for in Spike Lee’s 1989 drama “Do the Right Thing,” died at a New Jersey medical facility after an illness, according to TMZ. Manhattan-born Aiello...