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Vincent Pastore

Vincent Pastore (born July 14, 1946) is an American actor. Often cast as a mafioso, he is best known for his portrayal of Salvatore "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero on the television series, The Sopranos. Pastore, an Italian American, was born in the New York City borough of the Bronx and grew up in New Rochelle, New York. Following his graduation from high school, he enlisted as a sailor in the United States Navy and then attended Pace University for three years before eventually going into the acting industry after befriending Matt Dillon and Kevin Dillon. Pastore has made a career of portraying Italian-American mafiosos in film and television. He began with small parts in the 1990s, in films such as Goodfellas and Carlito's Way. In Goodfellas, he is briefly seen rolling a coat rack through the kitchen of The Bamboo Lounge and is credited as "Vincent Pastore" playing "Man with Coat Rack". In Carlito's Way, he portrays one of the friends of the Italian man that dances with Gail, whom Kleinfeld insults. He is listed in the credits as "Vinny Pastore" playing "Copa Wiseguy." Pastore got a bigger role in the comedy/crime film The Jerky Boys (1995) as Tony Scarboni, one of the three gangsters

James Gandolfini -- 'Sopranos' Stars Flock to Funeral

James Gandolfini
'Sopranos' Stars Flock to Funeral

Family is forever ... "The Sopranos" cast has just arrived in full force for James Gandolfini's funeral today at a church in New York.Among the stars ... Vincent Pastore (Big Pussy), Lorraine… READ MORE >

'Sopranos' Star BLASTS Director -- "Where Is My F****ing Money?!!"

"Sopranos" Vincent Pastore
BLASTS Movie Director "Where's My F**king Money?!!"

Vincent Pastore must really look up to Christian Bale because the former "Sopranos" star just went ballistic on the set of a movie -- blasting the director's camera work and demanding his $1,000… READ MORE >

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'Sopranos' Star EXPLODES On Crew Memeber

'Sopranos' Star
EXPLODES On Crew Member

Former "Sopranos" star Vincent Pastore went on an expletive-filled rant this weekend ... after a crew member on his new reality show accused him of drinking too much to drive -- and TMZ has the… READ MORE >

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