Actor Joe Pantoliano, known for his roles in movies and in HBO’s “Sopranos,” is recovering at his Connecticut home after being struck by a car while walking.
Pantoliano’s agent told Variety the 68-year-old actor was walking near his rural home in Wilton when two nearby cars crashed into each other. The collision sent one of the cars sliding down the asphalt, where it collided with Pantoliano and knocked him to the ground.
The impact left him with a gash on his head and other injuries. His agent told Variety that Pantoliano was taken to a hospital.
A post on Instagram showed Pantoliano with stitches in his head and giving a thumbs-up sign. It read, “Joey is home recovering. He has a severe head injury and some chest trauma.”
Pantoliano played mobster Ralph Cifaretto on the HBO series and has appeared in “The Matrix” and other films including “Bad Boys,” “Risky Business,” “The Fugitive” and “Midnight Run.”
The Mountain is at the top of the deadlift world.
“Game of Thrones” actor Hafthor Bjornsson, who played Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane in the HBO series, set a deadlift world record by lifting 1,104 pounds on Saturday.
Bjornsson, 31, the 2018 World’s Strongest Man, made the successful attempt at Thor’s Power Gym in his native Iceland.
Englishman Eddie Hall set the previous record, 1,102 pounds, in 2016 at the World Deadlift Championships.
Gil Schwartz, 68, the longtime CBS communications executive who wrote humorous novels and columns under the pen name Stanley Bing, has died.
CBS representatives said Sunday that Schwartz died Saturday at his home in Santa Monica, Calif. His death was unexpected but due to natural causes.
Schwartz is survived by his wife, Laura Svienty; two children; two stepchildren; and two grandchildren.