Just as the title says, the great character actor Dennis Farina has passed away at the ripe old age of 69. I always liked him in everything I saw him in, especially Snatch and Law & Order. Link to the story:
I liked him as a nice addition to Law and Order after Orbach (Lenny) died. It got kinda ridiculous between him and Jesse Martin watching them change suits multiple times during their day of detective work. It was like they were trying to outdue the other with the sharpest 3 piece suit and trenchcoat.
Great actor. Will be truly missed.
He was awesome in Get Shorty.
Yup. Kinda eerie that now both him and Gandolfini have passed away, both supporting characters of Get Shorty. And yet Gene Hackman at 83 keeps on truckin' :P
At this point I wouldn't be surprised if Gene Hackman just punches his chest when his heart is acting up and goes "If you stop now, I will revive myself and make your life hell on earth".
I like my version Gene Hackman the best.