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Monday, July 22, 2013

Dennis Farina: The 'Oh that guy!'

It's a sad day for the movie world as popular character actor Dennis Farina passed away at the age of 69 on Monday.

Farina played numerous roles in movies and TV. Some of my favorites were as Detective Joe Fontana on "Law & Order" and as Jennifer Lopez's father in the 1998 film "Out of Sight."

He was one of the great character actors of all-time. An actor when you saw him on TV or in a movie, you said, "Oh, that guy!"

For me, Farina will always be remembered as Jimmy Serrano, the gangster in the hilarious Robert DeNiro film "Midnight Run." If you've never seen it - it hit the big screen 25 years ago last weekend in 1988 - check it out immediately.

It's easily one of the hidden gems of 1980 films, and Farina is a big reason why. His one-liners aren't fit for publication here, but they are classic and hilarious.

Somewhere, Moron No. 1 and Moron No. 2 are in mourning.

- Mark Podolski | @mpodo


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