FRANK VIN­CENT WAS SOME­ONE I COULD COUNT ON: SCORS­ESE

Film­maker Martin Scors­ese paid a mov­ing tribute to his “good friend” Frank Vin­cent, who died on Wed­nes­day

Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - City - - Entertainment -

FRANK VIN­CENT UN­DER­STOOD THE WORLD WE WERE POR­TRAY­ING SO WELL THAT HE RE­ALLY DIDN’T AP­PEAR TO BE ACT­ING AT ALL, SAYS MARTIN SCORS­ESE

Martin Scors­ese, who di­rected ac­tor Frank Vin­cent three times, in Rag­ing Bull (1980), Good­fel­las (1990), and Casino (1995), has come out with a heart­felt tribute in writ­ing for his dear friend.

“Frank Vin­cent was some­one I could count on. He was a nat­u­ral who was at ease in front of the cam­era on a set or on a stage. He made it look easy in all re­spects. He was gen­uine,” Scors­ese wrote in a state­ment.

Vin­cent died on Wed­nes­day of com­pli­ca­tions from heart surgery. He was 78.

Scors­ese’s state­ment con­tin­ued, “We worked to­gether on three pic­tures, each time with his old part­ner Joe Pesci, and I al­ways mar­veled at his ge­nius for im­pro­vi­sa­tion. He was a hard-work­ing ac­tor, he un­der­stood the world we were por­tray­ing so well that he re­ally didn't ap­pear to be act­ing at all.”

The film­maker con­cluded by say­ing, “I will al­ways marvel at his artistry, and con­sider my­self lucky to have had the chance to work with him and to know him.”

Scors­ese is the lat­est Hol­ly­wood fig­ure to pay tribute to Vin­cent. Ac­tor Frank Sirico, who worked with Vin­cent on the pop­u­lar TV show The So­pra­nos, also gave an en­dear­ing mes­sage for the late star.

“All I can say is we had a lot of fun. On the show, his char­ac­ter was work­ing with an­other mob and I didn’t get a piece of the ac­tion with Frank be­fore Leo­tardo [Vin­cent’s char­ac­ter] died. But, ev­ery­body loved Frankie,” said Sirico.

PHOTO: FRED PROUSER/REUTERS

Martin Scors­ese worked with Frank Vin­cent in three films

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Frank Vin­cent was 78.

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