There was certainly less profanity in the Godfather than in the Sopranos. There was a kind of respect. It's not that I totally agreed with it, but it was a great piece of art.
People have an image of Italians. When I go somewhere in the world, I don't care where it is, when they look at me it's not about my intelligence. It's who can I beat up.
Look, people have an image of Italians. When I go somewhere in the world, I don't care where it is, when they look at me it's not about my intelligence. It's who can I beat up.
I don't know anyone who curses the way they do on the Sopranos. Not in an Italian household. I never said the word hell in front of my mother.
I have sons, and they have never said the word hell in front of me or my wife. That's the truth.
I fell in love with the most beautiful girl in the Bronx.
I'm a traditionalist. I have certain values I live by.
Death can't be so bad if mom went through it. It makes it easier for the child to follow.
We talk about Hollywood being pro-labor, yet about 70% of our industry has been farmed out to Canada, meaning we are losing jobs like crazy. Where's organized labor asking how we can allow such a thing to happen?
You don't have to be worried about labeling me.
My mother was the total influence. My father was what we call a nomadic person; he was a wanderer.
My father was a good man, but he was a con man. He was a wanderer, nomadic.
At some point in my life, before I was gone, I wanted to make an album, even if it was for no reason other than posterity.
If I didn't start singing in the cabarets and on my albums, I could have never even tried something like 'Capone.'
People call me an instinctive actor. I used to consider that an insult early on, only because I had never studied. Now... I love it.
If I stunk for some reason, you can always blame it on the character.