If Tony Soprano and Paulie Cicero, the don from “GoodFellas,” put contracts out on each other, who’d get whacked first?
“Paulie is much more lethal,” the actor who played him, Paul Sorvino, told AP Radio. “Jimmy (Gandolfini, who plays Tony) does a wonderful job, but in terms of the way the characters are set up, Paulie is much more Machiavellian, Paulie is much more of a ponderer and a thinker. He does very little by impulse and that’s a much more dangerous person.”
Sorvino, who now spends much of his time painting and sculpting, recently sold some of his pieces in Washington to benefit The Paul Sorvino Asthma Foundation.
“GoodFellas,” from 1990, “is certainly a great movie and I’m proud to be in it, but it’s only one small section of what I am and it’s completely antithetical to my personality,” Sorvino said. “It’s nothing like me as a human being.”
Any chance of him turning up on “The Sopranos”?
“I don’t think they can afford me,” the 65-year-old actor said. “I’ve done it on the big screen. What would I play, a visiting don?”