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Frank Vincent, Dead at 78 (Go home and get yer shine box!)

PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:57 am
by Nutso
Frank Vincent, Mob Boss Phil Leotardo on 'The Sopranos,' Dies at 78

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/f ... 78-1038726

The legendary bad guy also played toughs for Martin Scorsese in 'Raging Bull,' 'Goodfellas' and 'Casino.'

Frank Vincent, who played the vicious mob boss Phil Leotardo on The Sopranos, has died. He was 78.

Vincent died Wednesday of complications from heart surgery in New Jersey, according to reports from The Blast and TMZ.

Vincent also portrayed tough guys for director Martin Scorsese in Raging Bull (1980), Goodfellas (1990) — as the real-life Gambino gangster Billy Batts, he with the memorable line, "Go home and get your shine box!" — and Casino (1995).

On HBO's The Sopranos, Leotardo often butted heads with James Gandolfini's Tony Soprano as he eventually rose to become boss of the Lupertazzi crime family.