Paul Sorvino, actor of “Goodfellas” and “Nixon”, is dead

American actor Paul Sorvino, famous for his role in the gangster movie Freedmen and father of actress Mira Sorvino, died on Monday July 25 at the age of 83, his entourage announced.

His widow, Dee Dee Sorvino, wrote on her Facebook page:

“I am completely overwhelmed. The love of my life, the most wonderful man to have been born is gone. My heart is broken. »

Born in April 1939 in New York, Paul Sorvino was best known for his role as Paul Cicero in Freedmen, by Martin Scorsese, alongside Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Ray Liotta, released in 1990.

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Sculptor, painter, writer

The following year, he distinguished himself in the television series New York, judicial police where he played a policeman. In 1995, he took on the role of Henry Kissinger in the film Nixon, by Oliver Stone.

“My father, the great Paul Sorvino, is dead”wrote on Twitter his daughter Mira Sorvino, winner of an Oscar in 1996 for the film Cursed Aphrodite, by Woody Allen. “My heart is torn, a life full of love, joy and wisdom by his side has come to an end”she laments.

Paul Sorvino had multiplied the supporting roles in the cinema or in television series, but he was a multi-faceted artist, with in particular a gift for sculpture or opera.

“Most people think I’m either a gangster or a cop or something, but in reality I’m a sculptor, a painter, a writer (…)but apparently I have a knack for playing those kinds of roles”he declared in 2014 in an interview with the Orlando Weekly.

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The World with AFP

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