Rockford's Nino Cimino writes, stars in new 'American Western' film

Dec 13, 2022 540


You've likely seen the Cimino name before. It's on pizza-place signs around the Rock River Valley, in Loves Park, Durand, Winnebago and Pecatonica. Vince Cimino opened the first Cimino’s Pizza in Loves Park in the mid 1970s. Now, his son, Nino, 42, continues to make the Cimino name known in Hollywood.

Nino Cimino's film "American Western" is streaming on Vimeo and is scheduled to be released later this month on other streaming platforms such as Tubi, Pluto and Amazon Prime. Cimino left the Rockford area in 2001 at the age of 21 to pursue a career in acting.

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