Where have you seen the cast of Blonde before

Bobby Cannavale stars as “The Ex-Athlete” aka Joe DiMaggio, one of the most famous baseball players of all time, in “Blonde.” Joe DiMaggio was a center fielder for the New York Yankees for 13 years during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, becoming known as the “Yankee Clipper” to fans. According official statistics, DiMaggio was a three-time MVP winner with an undefeated 56-game hitting streak, 361 homers and .579 save percentage to his credit. Unfortunately, he is also known for his tumultuous and abusive relationship with Marilyn Monroe where he displayed toxic, manipulative and physically abusive behavior according to multiple sources. This portrayal of a complicated real-life character is delicately handled by Bobby Cannavale in his portrayal of Joe DiMaggio.

This actor may seem familiar due to his numerous film, television and theater appearances over his long career. After dipping his toes into comedy and drama, with some of his notable early roles being in “Will & Grace”, “Sex and the City”, “Nurse Jackie” and “Boardwalk Empire”, for which he received a Emmys for Best Supporting Actor. Cannavale is also known for his role as Richie Finestra on HBO’s “Vinyl,” a show about a record executive in the wild world of the 1970s music industry. If you recognize Cannavale’s voice but not his face, that’s Perhaps it’s because of his prominent vocals on shows like ‘Robot Chicken’, ‘BoJack Horseman’ and ‘Big Mouth’.

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Edward K. Thompson