Friday, October 5, 2007

Anthony LaPaglia Background
In the 1980s LaPaglia was a goalkeeper in the National Soccer League, playing for Adelaide City and West Adelaide. LaPaglia is now part owner of A-League club Sydney FC, and has been flying from California to Sydney to attend their matches since their inception in 2005. He was the narrator and executive producer of The Away Game, a critically-acclaimed television documentary exploring the experiences of Australian footballers in Europe.
LaPaglia underwent a hip replacement in the summer of 2004, a result of his days playing football. He has fully recovered and even has played for a couple of amateur clubs in California.[2]Plays occasionally with Hollywood United (amateur team) with other luminaries such as Frank Leboeuf, Vinnie Jones, Steve Jones (Sex Pistols) and others.
LaPaglia has a minority shareholding in the International Goalkeepers Academy. The Academy was founded and is operated by James Fraser, who represented the Australian national football team leading up to the 1974 FIFA World Cup.

Charity work

Cold Steel (1987)
Slaves of New York (1989)
Betsy's Wedding (1990)
He Said, She Said (1991)
Whispers in the Dark (1992)
Innocent Blood (1992)
So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)
Lucky Break (1994)
The Client (1994)
Empire Records (1995)
Trees Lounge (1996)
Brilliant Lies (1996)
Phoenix (1998)
Summer of Sam (1999)
Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
The House of Mirth (film) (2000)
Autumn in New York (2000)
Lantana (2001)
Jack the Dog (2001)
The Bank (2001)
The Salton Sea (2002)
I'm With Lucy (2002)
Dead Heat (2002)
Road to Perdition (2002) (Deleted Scene)
Happy Hour (2003)
Spinning Boris (2003)
Winter Solstice (2005)
Happy Feet (2006) (voice)
The Architect (2006)

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