Frank Vincent in The Sopranos

Frank Vincent enjoyed a decades-long career as one of the more prominent members of a very specific fraternity of actors: Those of Italian-American descent, from the general vicinity of New York City, who frequently starred in mostly New York-set gangster films, either as a cop or criminal.

Not all of these actors got much work outside of that milieu, nor did all of them have prominent roles in the most seminal mob movies of the last three decades. But Vincent did both: While his portfolio of parts was dynamic, he was best known for iconic roles in both Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas and Casino, as well as in the later ...

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