This year there were a number of omissions, but the one that riled me up was Dennis Farina.
I mean, how could you not love a guy who did Old Style commercials? Farina was a cop in Chicago for 18 years before becoming an actor at the advanced age of 37. He started in television, making a name for himself on Crime Story and Law and Order. He eventually became a fixture in movies. With his experience, it's no wonder his forte was cops and bad guys.
Farina was in some great movies: Manhunter, Saving Private Ryan, Get Shorty, and Out of Sight, to name a few. But it was Midnight Run when I first fell in love with Farina. Jimmy Serrano is one of my all-time favorite movie characters. So I leave you a montage of Dennis Farina as perhaps his greatest character, mobster Jimmy Serrano.
Dennis could deliver an F bomb like nobody's business, so if cursing isn't your thing, you probably want to skip the video.