Skip to comments.Frank Vincent, ‘Sopranos’ and ‘Goodfellas’ Actor, Dies at 78
Posted on 09/13/2017 2:38:10 PM PDT by NohSpinZone
Frank Vincent, known for portraying Phil Leotardo on The Sopranos, has died, his Sopranos co-star Vincent Pastore announced on Facebook. He was 78.
TMZ reports that he died due to complications of heart surgery after a heart attack. John Gallagher, who directed Vincent in Street Hunter and The Deli, also posted the news on Facebook.
Vincent was born in North Adams, Mass., and raised in Jersey City, N.J.
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"Now go home and get your shine box" remains one of my favorite movie lines.
“What could I say? If I had given them the wrong answer, I mean, Nicky, Ginger, Ace - all of them could have wind up getting killed. Because there’s one thing you gotta know about these old timers, they don’t like any f*****g around with the other guy’s wives. It’s bad for business. So I lied. And even though I knew that by lying to Gaggi, I could have wound up getting killed myself.”
That was a funny line. Uh-oh. I said "funny."
He and Joe Pesci took turns killing each other between Goodfellas and Casino.
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RIP. Another one gone.
Sad - he met a horrible end in “The Sopranos” - head squished like a watermelon - always fun to watch - RIP......
Shinebox...go home and get it!
I should rewatch the Sopranos
Sopranos was a very good show. I watched it out on the Amazon Prime. Was able to stream it and watch it whenever I wanted to watch it. Took me a few years to get through all the episodes.
Video say it best;
Adult language and violence warning;
“Go get your f***in’ shine box!” Classic line from one of the greatest American films ever. RIP, Billy Batts.
WTHell? All my paisanos are disappearing.
Trivia question. The first two are obvious, the third, no so much:
“What three movies did Joe Pesci and Frank Vincent appear in together?”
3. Easy Money
If you blink, you’ll miss it, but Frank plays...a loanshark...in Easy Money.
He was also in one of my favorite 90s flicks, “She’s The One”, starring Edward Burns. He did a good job acting as a non-Mafioso type.
You beat me to it. Only a very few series would I rewatch because they were that good. Sopranos is one of them. I just think the last episode was one of the biggest letdowns and lacked a quintessential conclusion.
It all started with "Raging Bull"
I think they wanted to leave it open-ended for a possible future project.
They couldn't foresee that Gandolfini would go so soon.
He and Pesci were friends going way back, Joe and Frank were in a band together, he was actually a pretty good drummer.
Would have been funny if they got Pesci to be the one who shot Leotardo in that final episode.
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