The actor starred within the traditional 1990 crime movie alongside Robert De Niro and Ray Liotta.
He was additionally well-known for taking part in Sergeant Phil Cerreta within the TV collection Legislation & Order.
Paul died on Monday from “pure causes” along with his spouse Dee Dee Sorvino by his facet, having handled well being points over the previous few years.
An announcement launched by Sorvino’s publicist Roger Neal on behalf of his spouse mentioned: “Our hearts are damaged, there’ll by no means be one other Paul Sorvino, he was the love of my life, and one of many best performers to ever grace the display screen and stage.”
His daughter, the actor Mira Sorvino, described him “probably the most fantastic father” in an emotional tribute put up.
She wrote on Twitter: “My father the good Paul Sorvino has handed. My coronary heart is hire asunder- a lifetime of love and pleasure and knowledge with him is over.
“He was probably the most fantastic father. I like him a lot. I’m sending you’re keen on within the stars Dad as you ascend.”
Born in Brooklyn, New York, on 13 April 1939, Paul began off as an promoting copywriter in an advert company however attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and determined to enter theatre.
He made his Broadway debut within the 1964 musical Bajour and 6 years later appeared in his first movie, Carl Reiner’s The place’s Poppa?
In 1971 Sorvino performed a supporting position within the movie The Panic In Needle Park alongside Al Pacino.
He additionally acquired a Tony nomination for his efficiency in Jason Miller’s 1972 Broadway play That Championship Season, later reprising the position within the function movie model.
The actor additionally had a standout supporting position within the Academy Award-winning movie A Contact Of Class.
Nonetheless, he was finest identified for starring as Paul Cicero, aka Huge Pauly, in Martin Scorsese’s movie Goodfellas.
He additionally had roles in a string of different movies together with Nixon, Dick Tracy, The Rocketeer, For The Love Of Cash, Reds and Oh, God!
Paul married his spouse, actor and TV host Dee Dee, in 2014 after an opportunity assembly on the Neil Cavuto present on the Fox Information Channel Community.
He’s survived by his spouse, his three grownup youngsters Mira, Amanda, Michael and 5 grandchildren.
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