O Joe Pesci, Where Art Thou?

Nov 02, 2015 850

by Michael Traversa

"Funny how?" Just like that, with a simple, menacing, only half-joking line uttered in Martin Scorsese's masterpiece Goodfellas, Joe Pesci became an instant icon. Probably among the most well-regarded Italian-American in cinema, Pesci has become an inspiration for many that followed in his footsteps.

He won an Oscar for his role in Goodfellas and when he went up on stage to accept it, he just said, "Thank you;" said it was his "privilege" and walked off; making it the second shortest speech at the Academy Awards (the record belongs to Alfred Hitchcock).

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Fonte: L'italo-Americano

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