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Frank Adonis


Born - 27 October 1935, New York City, USA
Died - 26 December 2018

Solidly built, dark-haired, good-looking supporting actor, who bore a slight resemblance to his friend Robert de Niro, who helped him get a start in movies in his mid thirties. Brooklyn-born as Frank Scioscia, he went on to play tough guys and gangsters in dozens of films: The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (1970), The French Connection (1971), Shaft's Big Score! (1972), Lucky Luciano (1973), The Gambler (1974), Patty (1976), Eyes of Laura Mars (1978), Raging Bull (1980), Wolfen (1981), Easy Money (1983), One Way Out (1986), Wall Street (1987), Spike of Bensonhurst (1988), GoodFellas (1990), Bad Lieutenant (1992), Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), Casino (1995), The Juror (1996), Mob Queen (1998), Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999) the lead in High Times Potluck (2002), Find Me Guilty (2005), The Woods Have Eyes (2007), The Trouble With Cali (2012) and Proximity to Power (2017), his last. Adonis also directed the 1998 film One Deadly Road. He died from kidney failure.