SORVINO WENT GUNNING FOR DAUGHTER’S BEAU!
MOVIE mobster Paul Sorvino, who died at 83 on July 25, was a real-life lawman and once threatened to use his gun to protect one of his daughters!
Nearly a decade before Sorvino scored his signature role as Goodfellas crime boss Paulie Cicero, the barrelchested screen tough received a deputy sheriff’s badge from Pennsylvania’s Lackawanna County, where he shot 1982’s That
“Paul always thought it was funny he was so associated with mob films, when he really was a lawman at heart!” says a pal. But in 2007, the Brooklyn native — who played Sgt.
Phil Cerreta in 31 episodes of Law & Order — rushed to the rescue of his kid Amanda, now 51, with his weapon in tow! According to Vermont police chief Ken Kaplan, the makebelieve mafioso bellowed at Amanda’s boozy and belligerent beau: “I have a gun. I want you to stay away from my daughter. Back off!” Kaplan also told a judge Sorvino — a dad of three, including Mighty Aphrodite Oscar winner Mira — was legally allowed to pack heat and said the actor assured him he’d never pointed his weapon at the “out of control” hothead.
The friend confides, “Paul took his service as a deputy sheriff very seriously.”