RIP, Alex Rocco.

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Alex Rocco
February 29, 1936 – July 18, 2015

Alex Rocco is one of my favorite 70s character actors, appearing in a couple pictures I really love: Slither (1973) and Freebie And The Bean (1974). Of course, he was also Moe Green in The Godfather (1972). He passed away on Saturday.

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Rocco only has one scene in Freebie (both images here), as a DA who tells James Caan and Alan Arkin they don’t have enough evidence (and that they’re idiots), but he’s hysterical — and Caan and Arkin have to work hard to keep up. I love those goofy 70s comedies.

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Filed under 1972, 1973, 1974, Alan Arkin, James Caan

One response to “RIP, Alex Rocco.

  1. Richard Oravitz

    Alex Rocco was a fixture of 1960s-70s TV programming & movies. He always uped anything he was in a notch or two (whatever side of the law he was on). Great character actor & presence from a by-gone era that Rocco made memorable, especially in crime dramas. He stood out and made his screen time count… It left an impression on me.

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