Paulie was one of the most beloved characters from the Rocky Balboa film series. Burt Young played the role of the hot-tempered but loyal brother of Rocky Balboa’s wife. The actor died on October 8 at the age of 83. We present the profile of this Oscar-nominated actor.
Burt Young died on October 8 in Los Angeles at the age of 83. The cause of his death remains undisclosed at this time. Young was an Academy Award-nominated actor, boxer, United States Marine Corps veteran and renowned painter.
His journey into the world of acting was the result of chasing a girl who wanted to study with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio. Burt Young was known for his unique skills. He brought depth and authenticity to the characters he portrayed, making them unforgettable. You either loved or hated his roles. His exceptional acting skills were on full display when he brought to life the character of Paulie Pennino in the film “Rocky”, a loyal friend of Rocky and brother of Adrian, Balboa’s future wife.
One of the defining moments of his career was in 1977, when he received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film “Rocky”. Throughout his career, Burt Young left an mark on Hollywood, starring in such films as Roman Polanski’s “Chinatown” and Sergio Leone’s “Once Upon a Time in America.”