Martin Scorsese’s 1990 film Goodfellas, and series The Sopranos share numerous similarities regarding themes. Several of these include respect, loyalty, family, Italian culture, and the mafia. Not only are many topics corresponding, many of the cast members are identical! Goodfellas and The Sopranos share 27 of the same actors and actresses who are listed below. 

 

1. Tony Sirico as Paulie ‘Walnuts’ Gualtieri in The Sopranos and as Tony Stacks in Goodfellas.

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2. Nicole Burdette as Barbara Soprano Giglione in The Sopranos and as Carbone’s Girlfriend in Goodfellas.

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3. Michael Imperioli as Christopher Moltisanti in The Sopranos and as Spider in Goodfellas.

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4. Susan Varon as Susan in Goodfellas, and also as Joan Gillespie in The Sopranos.

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5. Marianne Leone as Joanne Moltisanti in The Sopranos and as Tuddy’s Wife in Goodfellas. 

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6. Frank Albanese as Uncle Pat Blundetto in The Sopranos and as Mob Lawyer in Goodfellas.

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7. Tony Lip as Carmine Lupertazzi Sr. in The Sopranos and as Frankie The Wop in Goodfellas. 

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8. Lorraine Bracco as Dr. Jennifer Melfi in The Sopranos and as Karen Hill in Goodfellas.

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9. Paul Herman as Beansie Gaeta in The Sopranos and as Dealer in Goodfellas.

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10. John ‘Cha Cha’ Ciarcia as Albie Cianflone in The Sopranos. He was also Batts’ Crew in Goodfellas.

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11. Frank Adonis was Guest #1 in The Sopranos and also played Anthony Stabile in Goodfellas.

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12. Frank Pellegrino as Bureau Chief Frank Cubitoso in The Sopranos and as Johnny Dio in Goodfellas.

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13. Vincent Pastore as Salvatore  Bonpensiero in The Sopranos and as Man with Coat Rack in Goodfellas.

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14. Suzanne Shepherd as Mary DeAngelis (Carm’s mother) in The Sopranos and as Karen’s Mother in Goodfellas.

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15. Tony Darrow as Tony Darrow as Larry Boy Barese in The Sopranos and as Sonny Bunz in Goodfellas.

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16. Anthony Alessandro played a waiter in The Sopranos and was also in Henry’s 60’s crew in Goodfellas.

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17. Gene Canfield as a Police Officer in The Sopranos and as a Prison Guard in Goodfellas.

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18. Chuck Low as Shlomo Teittleman in The Sopranos and as Morris Kessler in Goodfellas. 

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19. Daniel P. Conte as Faustino ‘Doc’ Santoro in The Sopranos and as Dr. Dan in Goodfellas.

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20. Vito Antuofermo as Bobby Zanone in The Sopranos and as Prizefighter in Goodfellas.

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21. Victor Collichio as Joe in The Sopranos and also a part of Henry’s 60’s crew in Goodfellas.

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22. Tobin Bell as Major Zwingli in The Sopranos and as the parole officer in Goodfellas. 

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23. Anthony Caso as Martin Scorsese in The Sopranos. He was also A Truck Hijacker in Goodfellas.

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24. Frank Vincent as Phil Leotardo in The Sopranos and as Billy Batts in Goodfellas.

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25. Gaetano LoGiudice as Bada Bing Patron in The Sopranos and as Herny’s 60s Crew in Goodfellas.

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 26. Angela Pietropinto as Helen Barone in The Soprano, and also as Cicero’s Wife in Goodfellas.

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27. Nancy Cassaro as Joanne Moltisanti in The Sopranos and as Joe Buddha’s Wife in Goodfellas.

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