For me it's a European-type movie,.. It's a small story about family and it's these kinds of characters that I most like to portray and I'm not always given the opportunity to do that.
When I saw the script,.. I called them that night. I liked it that much. I love this character, I think he's loaded with love. This is a blustering kind of guy who wears his heart on his sleeve. He tells the truth and that's why I love him.
I know it's silly to say it, but I love 29th Street and I love Jack Ruby. Moonstruck I liked, but my character was troublesome to me.
(for which he won numerous critics' prizes and was nominated for an Oscar and Golden Globe.
People have an image of Italians. When I go somewhere in the world, I don't care where it is, when they look at me it's not about my intelligence. It's who can I beat up.
I have sons, and they have never said the word hell in front of me or my wife. That's the truth.
There was certainly less profanity in the Godfather than in the Sopranos. There was a kind of respect. It's not that I totally agreed with it, but it was a great piece of art.
Death can't be so bad if mom went through it. It makes it easier for the child to follow.
My entire family were Democrats all our lives. But because how furious I was about the previous administration, I turned in my card to become a Republican. I did not want to be known as a Democrat under that person's regime.
If I stunk for some reason, you can always blame it on the character.
The choreographer for the Milton Berle show wanted me to audition. I walked away from that.
I don't know anyone who curses the way they do on the Sopranos. Not in an Italian household. I never said the word hell in front of my mother.