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Robert Davi – The Hollywood Bad Guy’s Tender Side

With his heavy brow, rough skin and Brooklyn accent, Robert Davi's the perfect baddie, starring in classics like 'The Goonies' and 'License to Kill'. But he's also got a surprising soft side.

By Hope 103.2Wednesday 5 Sep 2018Hope BreakfastTV and StreamingReading Time: 2 minutes

Listen: Robert Davi chats to Hope Breakfasts’s Sam and Duncan.

Robert Davi has one of the most recognisable faces in Hollywood.

With his heavy brow, rough skin and Brooklyn accent, he’s been perfectly cast as the tough guy in many a screen drama since the 1980s.

Davi plays the baddie in The Goonies, and in the James Bond classic, License to Kill. He’s is also famous for his role as Agent Bailey Malone in the crime drama Profiler, and has worked alongside many of the big names in Hollywood: Marlon Brando, Clint Eastwood, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, James Franco and more.

Robert Davi as Frank Sinatra

Above: Robert Davi remembers Frank Sinatra in ‘Davi’s Way’.

But here’s the surprise: Robert Davi is also a classically trained opera singer, with a particular passion for Frank Sinatra, having once shared the screen with him in 1977. The actor-singer has released albums of jazz standards, as well as an album specifically of Sinatra classics.

Now, he’s starring in a new Amazon documentary, Davi’s Way, in which he spends a year recreating Sinatra’s famous TV special of 1974, The Main Event, in memory of Sinatra’s 100th birthday.

Frank Sinatra and Robert Davi

Above: A young Robert Davi (R) with Frank Sinatra on the set of the 1977 film ‘Contract on Cherry Street’. Image: Facebook, Robert Davi

Davi’s also a family man with a heart of gold, dad to five children. Sam and Duncan had a fun chat with him on the Brekky show about the new show Davi’s Way, his Hollywood career—and who is officially the biggest tough guy of the 1980’s. They also got to the bottom of whether or not Die Hard is a Christmas Film. Catch the full Robert Davi interview in the audio player above.

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Davi’s Way is available now on Amazon Prime.