Paul Sorvino on GOODFELLAS character Henry Hill's Last Days 2 months ago   02:45

To close out this year's festival, the cast of Martin Scorsese's mob classic GOODFELLAS celebrated the film's 25th anniversary with Jon Stewart.

In this clip, actor Paul Sorvino discusses his character in the film Paul Cicero. Sorvino reveals how difficult it was for him to “find the spine of that character.” He tells the audience that “once you find that spine, it makes all the decisions for you.” He explains the intricacies of the role, describing how the externals of the role were quite easy but the real challenge was the “inner life” and the “bifurcation of the character" he strived to portray. Sorvino shares how he was so close to quitting the role, telling the audience “I’m a poet, I’m an opera singer, I’m an author, Im a sculpture, none of it is gangster” and “when i was trying to find this I was really at a loss."

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Stfu Paul. The greatest true gangster was also a poet ! He wrote poems to his girls, and female lawyer. But killed over 25 people in ( fair !) Shootouts ( lot of cops too)
Nineteen Sixty-Nine
Paul's Repo! movie is better.
In real life Paulie sounds like a college professor. No accent whatsoever. Amazing!
General Patzer
Best mob film ever
Jocko Adams
That Paulie "death glare" was perfect.
Jeronimo Mico
David Wesley
Doesnt he look like marty now? lol
If I want your opinion, I will give it to you!
Please post the whole video. This is a gem of an excerpt.
Fred dog
I met robert with my co workers. I love you pauli !
bibulous cinephile
Its true. I mean, look at Frank Minucci who played the incarcerated mob boss in Carlitos Way - he was a NYC mafia enforcer and the eys are the same....."just one button I push"
were is the whole video please this is epic
he shouldve
Smart dude
Dustin Martin
And now Paul Sorvino is gonna be doing conventions. AWESOME!!!
Wisam Safi
Where the hell is Joe Pesci! Keep him here!
Sad he couldn't attend
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Henry Hill's Last Days Paul Sorvino on GOODFELLAS character 2 months ago   03:49

Henry Hill - Last Days
Goodfella Henry Hill, played by Ray Liotta, in the Martin Scorsese film "Goodfellas'" lead the gangster's good life, until he had no choice but to turn on his friends. Unable to keep in check during his time in the witness protection program, "these guys eat spagetti with ketchup!", Henry found a few years of free living in LA before his death. This is the story of his life, and the years he spent in LA writing his cookbook The Goodfellas Cookbook.

I shot and edited this for a TV special. He's a controversial figure no doubt, but don't discount his awesome cookbook.

I'm 100% Italian and these recipes are easy to make, and taste amazing! The names of the dishes are worth the admission price alone. You have: Sunday Gravy (Meat Sauce) • Cheater’s Chicken Stock • Striped Bass for Paulie • Fat Larry’s Pizza Dough • Henry’s Kickback Antipasti Hero • Sicilian Easter Bread with Colored Eggs • Oven Penitentiary Sauce with Sausage • Michael’s Favorite Ziti with Meat Sauce • and many others