R.I.P. Dennis Farina
Dennis Farina passed away today in Scottsdale, Arizona at the age of 69. The cause of death is unknown, but what is known is that the world lost a superb character actor. (It was released later on that he died of a blood clot in his lung.)
Farina was in television and movies for 31 years. He is probably best known for his parts in Snatch. (2000) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). He was also in 46 episodes of “Law & Order” from 2004-2006. I especially liked his characters in Snatch. and Stealing Harvard (2002). He usually played a tough-guy character, but he had a way of being funny at the same time. It was a sort of charm that most people don’t possess and he will be missed.
Rest in Peace Dennis Farina.
R.I.P. James Gandolfini
Rest in peace James Gandolfini!
The actor most known for playing tough-guy Tony Soprano in the television series “The Sopranos” passed away today of a heart attack while vacationing in Rome, Italy. He was only 51 years old.
My favorite Gandolfini movies are True Romance (1993), Get Shorty (1995), and Lonely Hearts (2006).
Most recently he has had parts in Killing Them Softly (2012), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013).
He made the film Violet & Daisy (2011) in 2011, but the film has yet to be released. It may have had limited release on 5/3/13, but it has yet to be available in my area.
James Gandolfini with be missed. He always brought a ton of energy to his characters and really knew how to make his presence known. That presence will live on in all of his films and television shows for many years to come.
Click on the links below to my James Gandolfini movie reviews.
Happy Birthday to Jerry Seinfeld
Happy Birthday to Jerry Seinfeld! He turns 59 today.
Although I mainly like to write about movies, I wanted to recognize Jerry on his birthday because I absolutely love his TV show Seinfeld.
What is your favorite Seinfeld episode?
Most of them are so good that I don’t think that I could come up with a favorite.