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Who'll Be The Next In Line? Posted on 12/17/2002.

First, there was Danny Aiello...

who was then replaced by Joe Mantegna...

who was superceded by Chazz Palminteri

But now America doesn't have it's Default Middle-Aged Italian American Big-ish Guy. The representative of the community who seems to get all those kinds of parts. Who will Central Casting provide?

Some might argue James Galdofini, but he has too much of a distinct personality.

(As a point of reference, Graham Greene was like this for Native Americans. There was a period where you didn't have a Native American in a movie that wasn't played by Graham Greene.)

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Silly Peter: *nobody* will ever replace Danny "This is *my* pizzeria" Aiello.
Posted by Adam @ 12/17/2002 08:32 PM PST [link to this comment]

You overlooked Dennis Farina:,%20Dennis

Posted by Peter @ 12/18/2002 06:00 AM PST [link to this comment]

not to mention Paul Sorvino
Posted by Gene @ 12/18/2002 03:26 PM PST [link to this comment]

James Farentino.
Posted by phreakydude @ 12/18/2002 04:46 PM PST [link to this comment]

And before Graham Greene we had Chief Dan George, who either opened the door for a new look at native American actors and movie stories, or at least was standing on the threshold as that door opened in the late '70s
Posted by BJMe @ 12/19/2002 11:08 AM PST [link to this comment]

Andy Garcia?
Posted by Steve Gershik @ 12/20/2002 03:30 PM PST [link to this comment]

Surely Anthony LaPaglia should get a look in, Australian heritage nonwithstanding.
Posted by Martin Blank @ 01/04/2003 03:39 AM PST [link to this comment]

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