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RIP Dennis Farina

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Riptide, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    He was a good cop and a better actor.


    Dennis Farina -- who starred as Det. Joe Fontana on "Law & Order" -- died today in Scottsdale, Arizona after suffering a blood clot in his lung. He was 69.

    Farina is a Hollywood legend -- who appeared in tons of classic films and TV shows including "Get Shorty," "Snatch" and "Midnight Run." He also appeared in HBO's series "Luck."

  2. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Some guys have that natural "Do. Not. Fuck. With Me." look about them.

    Farina was one of them.
  3. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    He had one helluva interesting story, going from Chicago cop for about 10 years to actor.
  4. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

  5. mateen

    mateen Active Member

    And some people may have seen that look in a real-life situation: he didn't, to my knowledge, give any details about what he actually did or didn't do, but he has said he was on duty as a Chicago cop when the riots took place during the '68 Democratic convention.
  6. AtticusFinch

    AtticusFinch Member

    Loved watching Farina...RIP.
  7. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member


    "I'm Ray Barboni from Miami."

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  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Make yourself a sandwich, drink a glass of milk... Do some fuckin' thing.

  9. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Imagine that ... a Chicago cop.
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    So memorable in so many great roles.... His role as JLo's dad in Out of Sight always sticks with me. Snatch and Get Shorty were a couple others that stood out...

    RIP to a great character actor...
  11. Second Thoughts

    Second Thoughts Active Member

    Agreed. Hate to hear that he's died. That's not that old either I think.
  12. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    Saint Peter has the disks.
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