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4th and Long
12-26-2005, 04:58 PM
Character actor Vincent Schiavelli, renowned for his eccentric roles in such films as One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest and Ghost, has died.

Italian officials said the New York-born Schiavelli, 57, died at his home in a village in Sicily after a battle with lung cancer.

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His distinctive droopy eyes ensured him numerous roles, and he acted in more than 120 films and TV shows.

He was also known for his love of food, and wrote three cookbooks.

Schiavelli grew up with his grandfather, who cooked for an Italian nobleman before emigrating to the United States.

He appeared in the films Tomorrow Never Dies, Amadeus, Batman Returns and The People vs. Larry Flynt, and TV shows such as Taxi and the X-Files.

Typical of his unusual roles was the Subway Ghost in the film Ghost, a character who teaches the film's hero Patrick Swayze to move objects as he seeks revenge on his murderers.

In 1997 the magazine Vanity Fair chose him as one of the best character actors in the US.

In recent years he returned to live in his family's native village, Polizzi Generosa in Sicily.

The village's mayor, Salvatore Glorioso, described Schiavelli as "a great friend, a great chef and a great talker".

"With a smooth, witty conversation, he would make everything look more colourful. I've lost a brother," he told AP news agency.

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 04:59 PM
Wow.

That sucks.

Skip Towne
12-26-2005, 05:04 PM
That guy was three years younger than me. Scary.

tk13
12-26-2005, 05:12 PM
Always enjoyed his work as "Leonard" on the Dorf videos. :)

Digital Takawira
12-26-2005, 07:36 PM
screw swayze, now he's the star of....



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Over-Head
12-26-2005, 08:50 PM
That guy was three years younger than me. Scary.
Your closer to "over the hill" than I thought :D

redhed
12-26-2005, 09:30 PM
Sad news. Besides some of the movies, I caught him on some cooking shows. He was very knowledgeable about it.

Farewell, ye lover of life!

Demonpenz
12-26-2005, 09:54 PM
so if you and beth are not dating anymore can i ask her out?

luv
12-26-2005, 09:54 PM
He looked older than 57. I guess that's what smoking a lot does to you.

-luv
~aka Surgeon General

Ultra Peanut
12-26-2005, 10:04 PM
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luv
12-26-2005, 10:14 PM
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ROFL

Why, thank you. How considerate!

I'm just giving y'all shit. There's stuff I do that's not good for me too, so I am the last one to actually lecture anyone else.

greg63
12-26-2005, 11:14 PM
RIP

I thought he was great in Ghost.

Halfcan
12-26-2005, 11:20 PM
RIP you creepy fugger. You got to hand it to him-with a mug like that he made a ton of movies.

ENDelt260
12-27-2005, 01:05 AM
This is terrible. I loved his work.

tk13
12-27-2005, 01:08 AM
I think I'm the only one who actually remembers the "Dorf" videos.

JohninGpt
12-27-2005, 05:28 AM
RIP Buggy Ding Dong.

siberian khatru
12-27-2005, 06:19 AM
Dammit, he shouldn't have switched to decaf.

Extra Point
12-27-2005, 08:52 AM
Great work in "Tales from the Crypt" episodes and in Ghost. RIP, Senor Schiavelli.

Rain Man
12-27-2005, 09:07 AM
That guy was three years younger than me. Scary.

Yeah, but he looked older. A little.