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Dennis Farina made an indelible impression as the hapless Ray Bones Barboni in Barry Sonnenfeld's Get Shorty, a role which echoed his earlier classic comic turn as Jimmy Serrano in Midnight Run. His work in Get Shorty earned him an American Comedy Award in 1996 as Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture. Farina has also co-starred in Saving Private Ryan, Out of Sight, Snatch, That Old Feeling, Another Stakeout, and Michael Mann's first two films, Thief and Manhunter. Most recently, Farina appeared in Sidewalks of New York, and he will soon be seen in The Promise.

Among Farina's numerous television roles are the films The Case of the Hillside Strangler, Cruel Doubt, Drug Wars - The Colombia Years, People Like Us, and Blind Faith. His series work includes starring roles in the critically acclaimed series Buddy Faro and Crime Story.

Ben Foster (Matt Arnold) will next be seen in the HBO original film The Laramie Project and the Showtime original film, Bang Bang You're Dead. His big break came when director Barry Levinson cast him as Ben Kurtzman in Levinson's Baltimore-based coming of age feature Liberty Heights. Foster has also appeared on the TV series Freaks and Geeks.

Bio courtesy Touchstone (01-Jan-2000)


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