Here Are 10 of Bobby Cannavale's Best Movies You Can Watch Right Now
USA Network is proud to welcome Bobby Cannavale into the Mr. Robot family, where will he appear in the upcoming third season. Little is known about Irving, described as a "laconic, no-nonsense used car salesman," and we can't wait to find out what kind of character Sam Esmail has created. Fortunately, Cannavale has been in almost 90 movies and TV shows before now, so as we wait with bated breath for the return of Mr. Robot this October, here are 10 great Bobby Cannavale movies to watch.
Bobby played one of Jon Favreau’s chefs at the fancy restaurant that fires him for going off menu. It all starts when Chef Carl Casper (Favreau) gets into a Twitter war with a critic. He should’ve listened to Tony (Cannavale) who told him to stay off Twitter (with a tad more colorful language), but Tony ended up getting the head chef job, and he looks great in white!
In the biography of Linda Lovelace and the making of her seminal adult film Deep Throat, Bobby played Butchie Peraino, the mobster who financed the film. Bobby really gets to play two roles in this movie. The first half shows Lovelace’s as a glamorous success story, including Peraino as a supportive producer. The second half tells the whole story again the real way, warts and all.
8. Adult Beginners
Bobby and his real-life love Rose Byrne play harried parents who take in her brother (Nick Kroll) after he loses his job. Any parent can relate to scarfing down meals once the kids go to bed and being sleep deprived. Bobby and Rose nail it, and this one’s got some heart to go along with it.
7. Shall We Dance
When Richard Gere signs up for ballroom dancing lessons from Jennifer Lopez, Bobby plays one of his classmates, Chic. Although Chic’s got two left feet at first, that’s just acting. By the end, Bobby shows he’s got the moves. There’s a big twist in this one too, but we won’t spoil it. Just watch it!
Bobby has no super powers in this Marvel blockbuster. He plays a cop, and the new fiance to Scott Lang (Paul Rudd)’s ex-wife (Judy Greer). Initially, officer Paxton (Cannavale) just wants to press Lang into paying his child support, but they get to come to an understanding when Paxton sees Lang in heroic action as Ant-Man!
Bobby Cannavale as Irving in season_3.0 of Mr. Robot
5. The Ten
This bizarre comedy from David Wain and Michael Showalter (Wet Hot American Summer) is composed of ten short films based on the Ten Commandments. In Bobby's, a group of guys decide to stay home from church and have naked Sundays. It's full frontal comedy!
4. Snakes on a Plane
Bobby doesn't get to be in the air with the reptiles. He's Samuel L. Jackson's man on the ground. When the snakes get out, Jackson needs to find out what he's dealing with. So he calls his partner from the air to track down a snake expert to learn which antidote to use against his slithering nemeses' venom!
Bobby got to be a Bond villain in this Melissa McCarthy comedy. Sergio De Luca (Cannavale) is a terrorist with his own lavish island compound. He’s got a bit of a funny accent but De Luca is a real bad guy, trying to buy nukes to launch at New York! Put Cannavale in a Daniel Craig movie! After he’s done with Mr. Robot of course.
2. Blue Jasmine
Any role in a Woody Allen movie is a good role. Bobby probably only got to see his own pages (that’s how Woody works) but he plays the new boyfriend of Jasmine (Cate Blanchett)’s sister Ginger (Sally Hawkins), after Jasmine’s misdeeds practically cause her sister’s divorce. He gets into it with Jasmine, confronting her on her family’s Ponzi scheme. He drinks a bit too much and that makes these arguments more intense, and makes him more vulnerable when he’s begging Ginger to take him back.
1. The Station Agent
The movie that put Bobby -- and Peter Dinklage -- on the map, this indie drama goes really deep into its characters. Bobby plays Joe, a small town local who is so gregarious he’s the only one who can make Fin (Dinklage) open up. The two befriend Olivia (Patricia Clarkson) and make an oddball three musketeers. Things get serious, tear them apart, and get intense personally. You’ve got to see how they come to terms with it all. This is definitely not a Hollywood movie.
Excited for more Mr. Robot? Season three premieres on USA Network, Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 10/9c. Watch the first teaser-trailer below!