Frank Vincent passed away yesterday from complications during open heart surgery. Vincent was 78.
Outside his role as Billy Batts in Goodfellas, Vincent was probably best known as Phil Leotardo (AKA The Shah of Iran) in The Sopranos, Tony Soprano’s long-term nemesis.
Of course, The Shah also had a reputation for showing up in other manly B-projects. Has anyone ever seen Chicago Overcoat? Armand Assante and Stacey Keach are also in it…