Tag: Mira Sorvino

Paul Sorvino, RIP


Paul Sorvino and Mira Sorvino at Giffoni Film Festival 2013 – on July 20, 2013 (GIO_LE / Shutterstock)

I’m pretty much retired as the unofficial Ricochet obituarist, but I can not let the passing of actor Paul Sorvino go by the boards. Well, yes, I can. Because I really can’t say much about him as an actor. There are no roles of his that truly stand out for me. But the most important role was that of proud papa.

In 1996 when his daughter Mira won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Mighty Aphrodite she thanked her parents, but particularly her father. He was, in turn, a blubbering mess. His money, his fame, his politics – everything but the love he felt for her at that moment – was irrelevant.