The actor was equally phenomenal as Henry’s wife in Goodfellas as she was as Tony Soprano’s therapist Dr Jennifer Melfi. These easy tortilla bats are frightfully good, Scenes from 5 of the best autumn road trips around the world, Theophane is teaching kids boxing to help them de-stress, Nokia to build mobile phone network on the moon: Nasa teams up with telecoms giant ahead of 2024 lunar mission, Jack Wilshere takes to the park to keep up his fitness and find a club, Remy Cointreau raises first-half profit outlook as second quarter sales beat expectations. “At that time I really couldn’t get anything made. As an Italian-American actor in New York, that’s where you wanted to be.”, In Imperioli’s case, his heroes lived up to the hype. 17) Angela Pietropinto as Cicero’s wife and Helen Barone. The five appearances that truly stand out, for one reason or another: Before Marty became the adorable legend he is today (around the time his beard hair jumped ship to his eyebrows), he was downright terrifying. Nothing.”. Christopher Hooton @christophhooton. Here’s why he’s wrong, Man Utd transfer round-up: Phil Jones eying January exit from Old Trafford, Art deco-inspired home with views of the River Dodder. Lip is a mob movie veteran. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. Adonis did, however, star in other Scorsese films including Casino and Raging Bull. Canfield stepped out of one uniform and into another, playing the lawful adversary to our favourite anti-heroes. “After Goodfellas, I was offered every Mafia gal, girl, wife, mistress, daughter available. 13) Paul Hernan as Dealer and Beansie Gaeta. Money doesn't matter — it's power. Albanese first appeared as a mob lawyer in a courthouse representing a young Henry Hill. And clearly, the director was a big fan of the show, appearing in two episodes during the eighth season. Martin Scorsese was born on November 17, 1942, in the Flushing area of New York City's Queens borough. 5) Frank Vincent as Billy Batts and Phil Leotardo. The 76-year-old director has played the field, popping up in plenty of prestige TV dramas, obscure comedies and low-budget sci-fis. One actor even went on to play Martin Scorsese himself in the hit HBO series, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. Another film that plays on the director’s frantic energy, albeit to less demented ends. Sign up for our Email Newsletters here. The actor and retired professional boxer played a Prizefighter in Goodfellas before taking on his Sopranos role of Bobby Zazone, the owner of a garbage transfer station used as a front for the Aprile crew to sell drugs. Every Frame a Painting 2,462,537 views. Martin Scorsese: I couldn’t identify with The Sopranos The filmmaker also told how there was a period when he ‘couldn’t get anything made’. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? Turns out, it was Larry David's celebrated comedy that convinced Marty that TV was a road worth exploring after all, rather than crime sagas like The Sopranos or The Wire. If you put the VCR in really slow and turn the volume way up high, you can maybe see and hear me.” Besides the memory of working with Scorsese, Schirripa walked away from Casino with an important building block for the rest of his career: his Screen Actors Guild card. I don’t get it. (Watch our video interview above. I only watched ‘The Sopranos‘ once or twice. Banking Dilemma: Do we really want Big Tech to control our financial data? 25) Gene Canfield as prison guard and police officer. 16) Daniel P Conte as Dr Dan and Faustino ‘Doc’ Santoro. In the scene where Spider is shot for the second time, the actor cut his hand on glass and had to be rushed to the ER for stitches. “The thing I’m most grateful for is that they — particularly Marty because he was the boss — treated me like I belonged there,” he says now. Which eventually led to Scorsese getting involved in Boardwalk Empire and Vinyl, as well as a rumoured upcoming show based on Julius Caesar. “I don’t have time to watch any other shows, the famous ones. All 27 Goodfellas actors who later featured in The Sopranos, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. Martin Scorsese has said he only ever watched one episode of The Sopranos because he could not identify “with that generation of the underworld”. The filmmaker also told how there was a period when he ‘couldn’t get anything made’. But what you might not remember is that two of Scorsese’s crime pictures served as the launching pad for two future stars of David Chase’s pioneering HBO mob drama. I don’t get that.”. Maybe in Season 1 you could accuse it of being a Goodfellas-The-Show type thing, but compare the Pilot to Whoever Did This or The Second Coming and it's clear the show ended up carving its own path, which I understand if Scorsese can't connect with. However, it must be said that The Sopranos still owes a lot to its predecessors. I did it. Sign up for our Email Newsletters here. It was quite the turn around for Caso who went from playing an unnamed hijacker in Scorsese’s classic to portraying the iconic director himself in an episode of The Sopranos nine years later. But it doesn't end there. Proof of an extended Scorsese-verse? A rare insight into Scorsese's process, and a glimpse at what The Irishman might have looked like if it was optioned before all that de-ageing tech was finished. customer, LoGiudice traded one crew for another, later becoming a regular patron of Tony’s famed strip club “Ba Da Bing!”, 24) Vito Antufermo as Prizefighter and Bobby Zanone. I just couldn’t connect with it,” he told The Independent. Scorsese also told the magazine how he went through a period in his career where he “couldn’t get anything made”. Eventually they saw the wires and the squibbing and made me wait in the corner for four hours before they got to me and stitched me up. There was only one problem: He was still covered in fake blood and bullet holes that the hospital staff confused for the real thing. Blink and you’ll miss Pastore’s appearance as the non-descript “man with coatrack” in Goodfellas, but the actor comes into his own as Salvatore “Big Pussy” Bonpenseiro in The Sopranos. Or maybe in the late 80s. Before he was assaulted by Tony Soprano, Low was strangled with a telephone cord by Jimmy Conway. In a 2012 interview, Bracco said that when she auditioned for the HBO series she did not want the role of Carmela (Tony’s wife) to avoid being typecast. Here Are Our Honest Thoughts, Koenigsegg CCR dissected in walkaround video before heading to track, After Halloween snacks? Martin Scorsese has said he only ever watched one episode of The Sopranos because he could not identify “with that generation of the underworld”. Not just in his own films, either. Any Scorsese fan worth their salt should seek them all out (some are pretty hard to spot), but here are our favourites. But perhaps part of that has to do with the fact that Scorsese feels he’s moved on from those types of characters—some he knew from his neighborhood growing up—and it’s why you’re probably not going to see another underworld movie from the filmmaker. 14) Nicole Burdette as Carbone’s Girlfriend and Barbara Soprano Giglione. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? Then I went back and shot another take.”, In contrast, Schirripa’s time on the Casino set was mercifully accident free. “They live in New Jersey with the big houses? Before he made his name as the perpetually tracksuited Paulie “Walnuts” Gualtieri, one of Tony’s chief henchmen and a mainstay in The Sopranos, Sirico played the small part of Tony Stacks – a similarly flashy old-school mobster. Loading... Unsubscribe from GlitcHead? Goodfellas is available to rent or purchase on Amazon and FandangoNOW; Casino is available to rent or purchase on Amazon and FandangoNOW. We don't talk enough about Scorsese's blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo in the closing chapter of Silence. “We tried to work on a project one time in the 90s, on Modigliani, but we unfortunately never got it made. “I don’t have time to watch any other shows, the famous ones. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. Later the actor starred in five episodes of The Sopranos, as the slimy Beansie Gaeta, a former pizza-chain owner who ends up in hospital after being hit over the head with a pot of coffee. Finally, Beansie bids the New Jersey mob world farewell to open a supper club in Miami. During his short time on set, the young actor got to appear in the same frame as experienced screen performers like Pesci, Ray Liotta and Robert De Niro, and take direction from Scorsese. Scorsese’s appearance in Taxi Driver, as Travis Bickle’s homicidal passenger, was born out of necessity after Mean Streets actor George Memmoli pulled out at the last minute.