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Dennis Farina

Dennis Farina (February 29, 1944 – July 22, 2013) was an American actor of film and television and former Chicago police officer. He was a character actor, often typecast as a mobster or police officer. His most known film roles are those of mobster Jimmy Serrano in the comedy Midnight Run and Ray "Bones" Barboni in Get Shorty. He starred on television as Lieutenant Mike Torello on Crime Story and as NYPD Detective Joe Fontana on Law & Order. He also hosted and narrated a revived version of Unsolved Mysteries. His last major television role was in HBO's Luck, which premiered on January 29, 2012.

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When I was a kid going to the movies, we'd go because Bogart was in the movie, or Cagney, or John Wa ...

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I think first impressions are important when you pick up a script.

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You can change a person's life in an instant; put him in a movie, and you start thinking differently ...

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I know people who go back and check themselves, but it drives me crazy. Everybody wants to look in t ...

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I learned a long time ago: You're in the entertainment business. You're not in the reality business. ...

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I'd love to do a Western. A real Western like John Ford used to do. There's not too many of them mad ...

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I've tried writing. Two days later I'd go visit it and say, Jesus Christ, who wrote this crap?

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I love England and the historical aspect of it.

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You can't act for the editing. You just go in and do the scene the way you think is right.

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I have a home in Arizona. I go a couple months a year, but basically Chicago is my home.

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When they released Sidewalks of New York, there were some shots with the towers they were going to t ...

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I wanted to do Buddy Faro as a small budget movie. They said no. So I wanted to do it as a series of ...

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This is my first experience working in a foreign movie, but the mechanics, I think, are pretty much ...

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I read the script and try not to bring anything personal into it. I make notes, talk to the director ...

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Usually you're in movies with a lot of dissolves and things, but this was kind of quick, more jarrin ...

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