The Cooler : Paul Sorvino

Paul Sorvino

It really bothered me that he played such a pathetic character; it just felt wrong.

Are you watching closely?

Re: Paul Sorvino

He really wanted to play that role. In the commentary track, the director says that he was originally considered for a different role (it might have been Nicky) but he asked for the role of Buddy instead.

Flat, drab passion meanders across the screen!

Re: Paul Sorvino

That's incredibly interesting.

Also, my discomfort surrounding his portrayal of Buddy isn't due to him not doing a good job, it's because he WAS so convincing.