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|Born:||May 15, 1952||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Bronx, New York, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
"I loved my neighborhood; I loved my childhood. Was it a little dangerous? Was it a little racist? Sure. But there was a decency there. It was a working-class neighborhood with fathers who woke up every morning to jobs they didn't like but did it for their families. They were firemen or cops or sanitation workers or bricklayers or bus drivers, like my father. These people are the glue that holds together Italian-American families. People think about Italians, and they say 'Mafioso.' But that's a very small sub-culture. People like my father put their dreams aside for their families. Those are the people I care about." --Chazz Palminteri quoted in The New York Times, September 13, 1993.
"I got so frustrated with my career one day that I sat down on my bed and I started to cry. I was living in a dump. I said to myself, how could you be living like this if you're so talented? Then I said, you ARE talented, They just don't know it yet. So I drove to the Thrifty Drug Store, picked up five legal pads and said, I am going to write something that will blow them away. And that's when my life turned around." --Palminteri quoted in Us, April 1995.
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