Dennis Farina Dead At 69

aLong time Chicago Detective, Brilliant actor, and all around good guy has died at the age of 69. He died in Scottsdale, Arizona this morning from a blood clot in the lung according to his publicist Lori De Waal.

Dennis was Born Feb. 29, 1944 in Chicago, Ill. His first film was the 1981 action drama “Thief,” directed by Michael Mann. All while still working for the Chicago Police Dept. He had more than 70 films and television credits to his name. He will be missed.untitled

There is a nice peice about Dennis Farina here:

And a little history here:

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raybonesDennis in a scene from “Get Shorty”

One of the greatest movie lines ever was done by Dennis, which he played “Ray Bones” where he said:

“Look, it’s chili outside. It’s Chili inside. It’s a regular fucking chili fest.”

Not a single actor in the world would have been able to read that line the way he did.

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Another great line:

“Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck!”

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