Goodfellas: Why Paul Sorvino Almost Quit Playing Paulie Cicero

Sep 14, 2021 1050


Goodfellas is widely considered one of the greatest movies in film history, and many elements from it have been praised over the years, as are the performances of the main cast – but it was almost different as Paul Sorvino almost dropped out before filming.

Martin Scorsese has explored a variety of genres throughout his career as a filmmaker, earning him the respect and admiration of the audience, but he’s still best known for his gangster movies. His best work from that genre, and also one of his best in general, is Goodfellas, released in 1990 and based on the book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi.

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