Dennis Farina

Dennis Farina

His role in 'Get Shorty' (1995)
A Chicago cop for 18 years before turning to acting, Dennis Farina often plays the quintessential bad guy, a character he came up against plenty of times in real life. Bette Midler adores him and had him play her ex-husband in That Old Feeling. Whoopi Goldberg was his fan in Eddie, in which he played a basketball coach. So how did he go from policeman to leading man?"I met a director in Chicago named Michael Mann through a mutual friend. He put me in a movie called Thief and up to that point I had never acted before. I started meeting people in the acting industry in Chicago -- Joe Mantegna, Dennis Franz ... I started doing some plays here and there, and here I am."Evidently, nobody says the F-word with as much feeling as Farina, according to Barry Sonnenfeld, who directed him in Get Shorty. And nobody can bring out the firemen as fast. Farina loves cigars and lit up with a buddy on a golf course. Within minutes, helicopters were ready to drop water bombs on them as they played the fifth hole.He starred in his own series, the CBS crime drama Buddy Faro about a private investigator in which he played the title role, but it lasted only one season. From 2002 to 2003, he landed a regular role on the NBC-TV sitcom, In-Laws.Married for 10 years, he has three sons with his ex-wife.Source: tribute.ca 
This is my first experience working in a foreign movie, but the mechanics, I think, are pretty much the same all over; you still have to wait in the trailer.More Dennis Farina quotes [10/29/2006 12:10:00]
I just did a movie called Stealing Harvard, and I played somebody's father. In Saving Private Ryan, I was a soldier.More Dennis Farina quotes [10/29/2006 12:10:00]
As far as carrying the American banner, you just do what's right for the kids.More Dennis Farina quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I wanted to do Buddy Faro as a small budget movie. They said no. So I wanted to do it as a series of recurring TV movies, and they said no. So I agreed to do it as a series.More Dennis Farina quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Nowadays they do that DVD cut, and all that stuff from the floor will be on that.More Dennis Farina quotes [10/29/2006 12:10:00]

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