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DENNIS FARINA, one of Hollywood's busiest actors, will be a familiar face to moviegoers this year with several new films scheduled for release. Recently, Farina co-starred with Brad Pitt and Oscar-winner Benicio Del Toro in the darkly comic crime drama "Snatch," directed by guy Ritchie. Later this summer in "Sidewalks of New York," Farina re-teams with his "Saving Private Ryan" co-star Ed Burns, who also directed the film. Stanley Tucci, Heather Graham and Brittany Murphy also star. Farina reunited with "Get Shorty" director Barry Sonnenfeld in the comedy "Big Trouble," also starring Tim Allen, Rene Russo, Stanley Tucci, Janeane Garafalo, Katie Holmes and Tom Sizemore.

Farina is well remember for his role in recent releases such as Steven Soderbergh's "Out of Sight." This was Farina's second outing in an Elmore Leonard best seller adaptation for Jersey Films, the previous one being "Get Shorty," directed by Sonenfeld and co-starring John Travolta, Rene Russo and Gene Hackman. Farina received an American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Male for his performance as Ray "Bones" Barboni.

Farina's other numerous screen credits include "Saving Private Ryan," "Reindeer Games," "The Mod Squad," "Midnight Run," "Little Big League," "Striking Distance," "Another Stakeout," "Manhunter" and "Thief.

Farina is also recognized for his roles on television series like "Buddy Faro," created by Mark Frost ("Twin Peaks"), and the acclaimed NBC series "Crime Story." He also appeared in the Emmy-nominated "The Drug Ways: Columbia."

A veteran of Chicago theater, he appeared in Joseph Mantegna's "Bleacher Bums," "A Prayer for my Daughter" (directed by John Malkovich), "Tracers" (directed by Gary Sinise) and many others.


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