Pizza is no stranger to the silver screen and its versatility throughout cinematic history shows that is not just relegated to the cheesy, saucy roles. "The Bicycle Thief" (1948) was one of pizza's most memorable early roles, but it wasn't until co-staring with Sophia Loren in "Gold of Naples" (L'oro di Napoli) in 1954 that pizza started getting some serious face time (check out a clip here). Since then pizza has turned villan as Pizza the Hutt in "Spaceballs," been the double stacked, folded badass in "Saturday Night Fever," the hometown hero trying to make it big in "Mystic Pizza," the homely neighborhood pie turned seducer in "Do the Right Thing" and the trouble maker in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High."

Which gets your vote for pizza's best movie role? There are certainly many more worthy movie moments starring pizza. Which contenders do you think should have made the cut?

About the author: Meredith Smith is the Slice editor. You can follow her on Twitter: @mertsmith.


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