One of the great lines of '90s Hollywood cinema was delivered by Dennis Farina in the film Get Shorty.
"They say the fucking smog is the fucking reason you have such beautiful fucking sunsets," he says, as Ray "Bones" Barboni, an unimpressed and highly volatile mobster on an unhappy trip to Tinseltown in the 1995 feature.
Farina passed away this morning (July 22) in Scottsdale, Arizona, just weeks after the death of his Get Shorty co-star, James Gandolfini.
Probably best known in recent years for his role on Law & Order, Farina—who wore one of the finest mustaches of the modern era—was always a welcome presence in film, usually playing either a cop or a gangster.
The former Chicago police officer had a long and successful association with filmmaker Michael Mann. His first ever film role was in Mann's directorial debut, Thief, in 1981.
Later they would work together on Manhunter and 44 episodes of the cult '80s TV show Crime Story. Recently he was seen in the series New Girl.
Farina was 69 year -old. His death was caused by a blood clot in his lung.