Frank Vincent passed away today at the age of 78. He’s best known for tough-guy roles from film to television. Vincent led a life imitating the mafia, from Goodfellas to The Sopranos. He starred in a few high-profile Martin Scorsese films, and played Tony’s nemesis on The Sopranos.
Last week, the actor suffered a heart attack. On Wednesday, he went under the knife for open-heart surgery. He died later that day.
Vincent spent over four decades in show business. He originally sought a career in music, playing the drums, trump, and piano. But In 1976, he switched his focus to film and has never looked back. He’s appeared in a litany of movies, such as Raging Bull, Casino, Do the Right Thing, Dear Mr. Wonderful, and much more. Let’s honor Vincent’s life by taking a look at several of his very best quotes…
Frank Vincent Quotes: Best Quotes & Most-Famous Sayings
“I knew so many gangsters, and I call on that experience with them for characters.”
“You take what God gives you and relish it.”
“You establish a technique on how to develop characters. Everyone does it their own way, and that’s what makes it fun.”
“I believe the challenge the city faces is attracting continued development into the inner and western part of Jersey City. Nobody should be left behind as Jersey City continues to prosper and grow.”