DENNIS FARINA WAS EQUALLY BELIEVABLE AS A COP OR A GANGSTER

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We always felt a tiny connection with actor Dennis Farina because he spent 18 years (‘67 to ‘85) as a Chicago cop and we grew up there. (Don’t know if he was one of those cops who expected bribes, but many of them did in those days – and they all seemed to be big and have deep voices, unlike Los Angeles cops.) Dennis started out as a police consultant for director Michael Mann and got into acting. He always retained his thick Chicago accent and played gangsters and police officers with equal gusto in numerous movies and TV series. His death from a blood clot was sudden and hopefully painless, but we will miss him. (Above in Law & Order with Michael Imperioli)

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Posted by Janet on July 22, 2013

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  1. By John
    On July 22, 2013 at

    Farina always owned the screen no matter who he was sharing it with. He will be missed.

  2. By missyco
    On July 22, 2013 at

    Well said John.

  3. By Lola Lisa
    On July 22, 2013 at

    Oh dear. R.I.P. Dennis Farina. You were such a sexy natural born actor. The camera loved you.

  4. By mishmash
    On July 22, 2013 at

    He was killer in everything, especially Snatch, Get Shorty and Midnight Run.

  5. By Denise
    On July 22, 2013 at

    A terrific actor who will be missed. Rest in Peace.

  6. By eab
    On July 22, 2013 at

    he was brainwashed for years.

  7. By xyz
    On July 23, 2013 at

    @Eab – please develop, will u?

  8. By Kitty
    On July 23, 2013 at

    I always liked watching him play a tough cop. RIP

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