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Paul Anthony Sorvino was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1939 to a mother who taught piano and a father who was a foreman in a robe factory.

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Sorvino was musical from a young age and attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York. He fell in love with  theater and pursued a career in acting.

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He made his Broadway debut in 1964 in "Bajour" and his film debut in Carl Reiner's "Where's Poppa?" in 1970.

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With his towering 6-foot-4-inch stature, Sorvino made an impactful. In  1970s, he began a number of successful films, including Godfather Part II.

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James Caan and Al Pacino starred in two of the most famous crime dramas of all time, "The Panic in Needle Park" and "The Gambler." Both films were directed by Martin Scorsese.

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Both actors starred together in two iconic crime dramas: "The Panic in Needle Park" and "The Gambler.

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Reiner and I were among the ensemble in William Friedkin's bank robbery comedy "The Brink's Job." We all had a lot of fun performing together.

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He was a prolific actor in the 1990s, appearing in several high-profile films and TV shows. He especially excelled in roles as Paul Cicero in Martin Scorsese's "Goodfellas

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Mira Sorvino, her son Michael Sorvino, and daughter Amanda Sorvino all have successful careers in acting. Mira also directed and starred in a film written by her daughter Amanda

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He was proud of his daughter and cried when she won the best-supporting actress Oscar for "Mighty Aphrodite" in 1996.

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Paul Sorvino, an imposing actor who specialized in playing crooks and cops like Paulie Cicero and NYPD sergeant Phil Cerretta, has passed away. He was 83.

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Roger Neal, the publicist for singer Paul Sorvino, confirmed that he died Monday morning in Indiana of natural causes.

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Sorvino has spent over 50 years in the entertainment industry, playing a variety of roles, including an Italian American communist in Warren Beatty's "Reds

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Henry Kissinger in Oliver Stone's "Nixon." Additionally, he played a mob boss named Eddie Valentine in "The Rocketeer.