Paul Sorvino, an imposing actor known for portraying crooks and cops such as Paulie Cicero in “Goodfellas” and NYPD sergeant Phil Cerretta on “Law & Order,” has died. He was of 83 Years.
Over the course of his more than 50 years in the entertainment industry. Paul Sorvino was a mainstay in movies and television . Portraying characters such as an Italian American communist in Warren Beatty’s “Reds,” . Henry Kissinger in Oliver Stone’s “Nixon,” and mob lord Eddie Valentine in “The Rocketeer.” Paul’s genuine hobbies.
He would frequently claim, were poetry, painting, and opera, even though he was perhaps best known for his roles.
Paul Sorvino’s wife, Dee Dee Sorvino, stated in a statement, “Our hearts are broken, there will never be another Paul Sorvino. He was the love of my life, and one of the greatest performers to ever grace the cinema and stage.
His publicist Roger Neal made the announcement on behalf of Sorvino’s wife Dee Dee Sorvino, who was by his side when he passed away.
Sorvino Early Life –
Sorvino was musically inclined from a young age and attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York . Where he fell in love with the theatre. He was born in Brooklyn in 1939 . His mother who taught piano and a father who worked as a foreman in a robe factory.
In 1964, he made his Broadway debut in “Bajour,” and in 1970, he made his film debut in Carl Reiner’s “Where’s Poppa?” . Following a chance meeting on the Neil Cavuto, Dee Dee and Paul got married in 2014.
Sorvino made an impactful presence in every medium thanks to his 6-foot-4-inch height. He starred in “The Panic in Needle Park,” “The Gambler,” “Oh, God!” with Reiner, and the ensemble in William Friedkin’s bank robbery comedy “The Brink’s Job” in the 1970s.
He also costarred with Al Pacino and James Caan. Sorvino used his dance training and got to play a romantic lead opposite professional ballerina Anne Ditchburn in John G. Avildsen’s “Rocky” follow-up, “Slow Dancing in the Big City.”
Sorvino’s performance in Jason Miller’s 1972 Broadway play That Championship Season garnered favourable reviews and earned him a Tony nomination. In the 1982 feature film adaptation, which also starred Bruce Dern, Stacy Keach, Robert Mitchum, and Martin Sheen, he played the same part once more.
Paul Sorvino Achievements
Also starring Segal, Sorvino had a standout supporting role in the Best Picture Oscar-nominated movie A Touch of Class. In 1981, Sorvino co-starred in Reds, the first of three films he made with longtime friend and fellow actor Warren Beatty.
From his first marriage, Paul Sorvino had three kids, one of whom was the Academy Award-winning actress Mira Sorvino. In a movie written by his daughter Amanda Sorvino and starring his son Michael Sorvino, he also served as director and star.
When his daughter won the 1996 Oscar for best supporting actress in “Mighty Aphrodite,” he wept with pride for her. That evening, he admitted to the Los Angeles Times that he was at a loss for words.