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Dennis Farina


Born - 29 February 1944, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died - 22 July 2013

Sleek, wolfish, moustachioed American actor with tight grey curly hair, a former policeman who switched to acting in his twenties and soon ran up a formidable gallery of blue-collar characters, often vaguely comic gangsters, becoming one of Hollywood's most recognisable character actors, and enjoying a leading role opposite Bette Midler in That Old Feeling (1996). After a debut in Thief/Violent Streets (1981), he made, among many others, The Killing Floor (1984), Code of Silence (1985), Manhunter (1986), Midnight Run (1988), Mac (1992), Another Stakeout (1993), Little Big League (1994), Get Shorty (1995), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Big Trouble (2001), Paparazzi (2004), What Happens in Vegas (2008), The Last Rites of Joe May (2011 - another leading role) and Lucky Stiff (2014), his last. He died from a pulmonary blood clot.