Burt Young (Paulie Pennino in Rocky I-IV) dead at 83

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He will always be best remembered as Paulie, and he earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the first movie.

A truncated list of his other work via Wikipedia:
Chinatown (1974), The Gambler (1974), The Killer Elite (1975), Convoy (1978), Uncle Joe Shannon (1978), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984), A Summer to Remember (1985), Back to School (1986), Last Exit to Brooklyn (1990), Mickey Blue Eyes (1999), Transamerica (2005), Win Win (2011), and Bottom of the 9th (2019)
 

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Rocky > Rocky Balboa > Rocky II > Creed III > Creed > Creed II > Rocky III > Rocky IV >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Rocky V

Burt Young's performance is pretty much the only good part of Rocky V.
 

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Wow, RIP. I often watch the Rocky movies with IV being my favorite.
Rocky V is probably the most realistic one ever made imo before that area where the last fight scene took place turned into zombie land.
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Rocky IV is probably the most realistic one ever made imo before that area where the last fight scene took place turned into zombie land.
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Realistic? What part was realistic? Paulie's robot servant wife? A former heavyweight champion being beaten to death on live television right after an elaborate James Brown performance?
 

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My bad..ROCKY V IS the one I was referring to.
The only realistic part to IV was the doping imo.
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Realistic? What part was realistic? Paulie's robot servant wife? A former heavyweight champion being beaten to death on live television right after an elaborate James Brown performance?
dude thinks wrestling is real but paulie's robot and james brown doing a performance before in ring murder are too unrealistic
 

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what did wyo post

Swear to mao better not be that Family Guy bit
 

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Honestly, I thought this guy died about 10 years ago…
 

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Probably should get around to watching the Rocky movies huh.
 

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Super sad. I love Paulie.
 

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Today I learned that the actor who played Paulie was still alive in 2023 at some point.

RIP

Besides the Rocky series, he had a great part in Back-to-School:

 

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Today I learned that the actor who played Paulie was still alive in 2023 at some point.

RIP

Besides the Rocky series, he had a great part in Back-to-School:

That's what I remember him from the most.

I also thought he had kicked it at least a decade ago.
 

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I think a lot of people assumed he was dead because they killed his Paulie character off-screen in between Rocky Balboa and Creed.
 

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Wait...you're telling me Burt Young was 36 when he filmed Rocky?
 

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Wait...you're telling me Burt Young was 36 when he filmed Rocky?
Makes sense, he was playing the older sibling to the early-30s Adrian, and Sylvester Stallone and Talia Shire are both 6 years younger than Burt in real life.

Like Steve said, he just looked old.
 

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Seems like many people looked a lot older back then in their mid/late 30s. Either that or our perception is just skewed now that we've reached that age range (or beyond).
 
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