The famous Hollywood actor Carmine Caridi who is best known for his role as Carmine Rosato in The Godfather Part II passes away at the age of 85. According to his representatives, the veteran actor after being in a coma in Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles has died on Tuesday. The representatives told variety.com in a statement, “From Broadway, to film and television, Carmine spent over six decades entertaining audiences, and nothing made him happier. His talent, wit, warmth, and charm will be missed. “Carmine passed peacefully, surrounded by friends and family at Cedars Sinai Hospital,” the representatives said in a statement.
Carmine Caridi in a true sense has given us all from Broadway to film and television. He enjoyed his time over six decades which he had spent entertaining audiences. For him, it was not a just a career or a job but it was something that just made him happier. He had a different character in “The Godfather III” who was named as Albert Vope. He plays the role of an investor in Michael Corleone’s casinos and then eventually gets killed in an attack that happened at a hotel in Atlantic City. However, his character in Godfather II was very important as it was a key role in the territorial with Frank Pentangeli which was played by Michael V. Gazzo.
There were other TV shows where he was starred like Phyllis, Starsky & Hutch, Taxi, NYPD Blue as Detective Vince Gotelli and Fame as Angelo Martelli.
Things got out of hand for Caridi in 2014 as he turned out to be the first person to have been expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. There was news on Caridi being charged for the unauthorized copies of Mystic River, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Last Samurai, and Big Fish. According to the variety.com, he was involved in circulating screeners offering to make a place for himself in the Oscar. Time Warner and Sony have sued both Caridi and Russell Sprague on civil charges of copyright infringement. However, he was cleared of every wrongdoing.
Caridi was born on 23rd January and before his Godfather debut, he scored big time in the 1974 films The Gambler and Crazy Joe. In 2017, Caridi shared with The Hollywood Reporter that his life got saved by acting since every one of his friends have got involved with mob.