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|Birthplace = Sperlinga, Sicily, Italy
 
|Birthplace = Sperlinga, Sicily, Italy
 
|Actor = [[Bobby Cannavale]]|Birthdate =
 
|Actor = [[Bobby Cannavale]]|Birthdate =
|Age = Unknown (''possibly mid to late 30's'')
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|Age = Unknown
 
|Affiliation = [[Joe Masseria]]
 
|Affiliation = [[Joe Masseria]]
|Death = Stabbed to death by [[Tonino Sandrelli]]|Seasons = [[Season 3|3]]}}
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|Death = Stabbed to death by [[Tonino Sandrelli]]}}
[[File:Bobbycannavale.jpg|thumb|220x220px|Gyp's death.]]
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'''Giuseppe Colombano Rosetti, '''nicknamed''' "Gyp"''', was a main character and the main antagonist in the [[Season 3|third season]] of ''Boardwalk Empire''. He is played by American actor [[Bobby Cannavale]]. When he travels to Tabor Heights, he uses the name T.L. Collingsworth, the actual name of the owner of the town's gas station. Gyp is a violent and unpredictable [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sicilian_Mafia%7C Sicilian] gangster from [[New York City]] that becomes an adversary of [[Nucky Thompson]].
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'''Giuseppe Colombano Rosetti, '''nicknamed''' "Gyp"''', is a main character in the [[Season 3|third season]] of ''Boardwalk Empire''. He is played by American actor [[Bobby Cannavale]]. Gyp is a violent [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sicilian_Mafia%7C Sicilian] gangster from [[New York City]] that becomes an adversary of [[Nucky Thompson]].
   
 
== Biography ==
 
== Biography ==
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=== Background ===
 
=== Background ===
 
====Early life and family====
 
====Early life and family====
Gyp Rosetti was born and raised in[[wikipedia:Sperlinga| Sperlinga]], a township in north-central [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sicily,_Italy%7C Sicily, Italy].<ref>"[[Resolution]]"</ref> His family was extremely poor and lived in a cave carved on the side of a mountain.<ref>"[[Bone for Tuna]]"</ref> Nevertheless, Gyp is proud of his father, a brick-layer who broke his back working and died at the age of 50.<ref>"[[A Man, A Plan...]]"</ref> His mother died prior to 1923.<ref>"[[The Milkmaid's Lot]]"</ref>
 
   
Gyp is married to a woman named [[Giaconda Rosetti|Giaconda]] and has two daughters aged 16 and 14.<ref>"[[Margate Sands]]"</ref> They all live in a small apartment in New York City along with Giaconda's mother, Malfada. His wife Giaconda is notably domineering.<ref>"[[Sunday Best]]"</ref>
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Gyp Rosetti was born and raised in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sperlinga%7C Sperlinga], a township in north-central [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sicily,_Italy%7C Sicily, Italy].<ref>"[[Resolution]]"</ref> His family was extremely poor and lived in a cave carved on the side of a mountain.<ref>"[[Bone for Tuna]]"</ref>Nevertheless, Gyp is proud of his father, a brick-layer that broke his back working and died at the age of 50.<ref>"[[A Man, A Plan...]]"</ref> His mother also died prior to 1923.<ref>"[[The Milkmaid's Lot]]"</ref>
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Gyp is married to a woman named [[Giaconda Rosetti|Giaconda]] and has two daughters aged 16 and 14.<ref>"[[Margate Sands]]" clip in the HBO website</ref> The youngest is named [[Felisa Rosetti|Felisa]]<ref>Casting notices for Season 3</ref>. They all live in a small apartment in New York City along with Giaconda's mother, [[Mafalda]]. The four women are short, plump and dark-haired, and don't take the man in the house seriously, maybe because they are unaware of what he does for a living. Giaconda is particularly domineering.<ref>"[[Sunday Best]]"</ref>
   
 
====Personality====
 
====Personality====
Rosetti has a strong inferiority complex and a very short temper, reacting violently and often fatally to comments that he perceives as disrespectful, and in particular to those that could challenge his own intelligence. This is often not the intended meaning of such comments. By his own admission,<ref>"Bone for Tuna"</ref> Rosetti rarely considers the possibility of a message being innocuous until after he has reacted to it, his temper having the upper hand over his reason. However, he can also think strategically and lay long-term plans which are fuelled just as well by his capacity to hold a grudge for a long time.
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Rosetti is a friend of Michael Levine.  Levine has gout and high blood pressure  Rosetti has a strong inferiority complex and a very short temper, reacting violently and often fatally to comments that he perceives as disrespectful, and in particular to those that could challenge his own intelligence. This is often not the intended meaning of such comments. By his own admission<ref>"Bone for Tuna"</ref>, Rosetti rarely considers the possibility of a message being innocuous until after he has reacted to it, his temper having the upper hand over his reason. However, he can also think strategically and lay long-term plans which are fuelled just as well by his capacity to hold a grudge for a long time.
   
[[File:BE-3.7-Rosetti-Easter.jpg|thumb|Gyp is berated by his wife, [[Giaconda Rosetti]].]]In contrast to the tyrannical, combative behaviour he displays with men, Rosetti melts in the presence of the domineering women in his family<ref>"[[Sunday Best]]"</ref> and can be kind to a point to [[Roberta|other]] [[Gillian|females]], [[Paper Boy|children]] and [[Regina (Dog)|animals]]. Rosetti is not faithful to his wife however, and is in fact sexually attracted to a completely different ideal of women: pale, thin and red-headed.<ref>"[[Bone for Tuna]]", "[[Blue Bell Boy]]"</ref> He enjoys auto-erotic asphyxiation in the form applied by a belt to his neck, either tied to the bedpost or on the hands of a woman, implying that he does get aroused by being dominated by women, after all.<ref>"[[You'd Be Surprised]]"</ref>
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In contrast to the tyranical, combative behaviour he displays with men, Rosetti melts in the presence of the domineering women in his family<ref>"[[Sunday Best]]"</ref> and can be kind to a point to [[Roberta|other]] [[Gillian|females]], [[Paper Boy|children]] and [[Regina (Dog)|animals]]. Rosetti is not faithful to his wife however, and is in fact sexually attracted to a completely different ideal of women: pale, thin and red-headed.<ref>"[[Bone for Tuna]]", "[[Blue Bell Boy]]"</ref> He enjoys auto-erotic asphyxiation in the form applied by a belt to his neck, either tied to the bedpost or on the hands of a woman, implying that he does get aroused by being dominated by women, after all.<ref>"[[You'd Be Surprised]]"</ref>
   
 
While raised Catholic and remaining a believer in his own bizarre way, Gyp's view of religion is loose and self-serving, at one point even berating Jesus Christ while in Church during [[Easter Sunday]], punching a priest on the face and stealing "from God" in the form of the Church's plate in order to punish ''Heavens'' for letting his illegal business languish as a result of his own failures as a gangster.<ref>"Sunday Best"</ref>
 
While raised Catholic and remaining a believer in his own bizarre way, Gyp's view of religion is loose and self-serving, at one point even berating Jesus Christ while in Church during [[Easter Sunday]], punching a priest on the face and stealing "from God" in the form of the Church's plate in order to punish ''Heavens'' for letting his illegal business languish as a result of his own failures as a gangster.<ref>"Sunday Best"</ref>
   
 
====Business====
 
====Business====
Prior to his war with [[Nucky Thompson]], Rosetti controlled 20 blocks in [[Manhattan]]'s South Side including speakeasies and brothels. Many of these were lost to other gangs during the time Gyp and most of his manpower camped in [[Tabor Heights]], [[New Jersey]] to force Nucky into selling and then stealing his alcohol by cutting his trade route to [[Arnold Rothstein]]. While largely autonomous, Rosetti is dependent on and pays a cut to the head of [[New York]]'s Sicilian mafia, [[Joe Masseria]], who, after noticing his losses, almost had Gyp killed for being uncontrollable. Gyp convinced Masseria, however, to provide him with the extra material and manpower to establish his own alcohol importing operation in [[New Jersey]], and to wage war directly on Nucky Thompson's turf in [[Atlantic City]]. Masseria is the only man in whose company Rosetti behaves humbly, even fearful at times.<ref>Ibid.</ref>
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Prior to his war with [[Nucky Thompson]], Rosetti controlled 20 blocks in [[Manhattan]]'s South Side including speakeasies and brothels. Many of these were lost to other gangs during the time Gyp and most of his manpower camped in [[Tabor Heights]], [[New Jersey]] to force Nucky into selling and then stealing his alcohol by cutting his trade route to [[Arnold Rothstein]]. While largely autonomous, Rosetti is dependent on and pays a cut to the head of [[New York]]'s Sicilian mafia, [[Joe Masseria]], who, after noticing his losses, almost had Gyp killed for being uncontrollable. Gyp convinced Masseria, however, to provide him with the extra material and manpower to establish his own alcohol importing operation in [[New Jersey]], and to wage war directly on Nucky Thompson's turf in [[Atlantic City]]. Masseria is the only man in whose company Rosetti behaves humbly and even appears to being afraid of.<ref>Ibid.</ref>
   
 
=== Season 3 ===
 
=== Season 3 ===
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Gyp wakes up at the [[Kinneret Lodge]] in [[Tabor Heights]], [[New Jersey]]. He is met at the door by his lieutenant, [[Tonino]], who has cold coffee and questions about their purpose in town. Gyp ignores him and approaches the [[gas jockey]] at the neighboring filling station. He ascertains that Tabor Heights is the last refueling point in New Jersey when traveling from [[Atlantic City]] to [[New York City|New York]].
 
Gyp wakes up at the [[Kinneret Lodge]] in [[Tabor Heights]], [[New Jersey]]. He is met at the door by his lieutenant, [[Tonino]], who has cold coffee and questions about their purpose in town. Gyp ignores him and approaches the [[gas jockey]] at the neighboring filling station. He ascertains that Tabor Heights is the last refueling point in New Jersey when traveling from [[Atlantic City]] to [[New York City|New York]].
   
That night Gyp eats at the local diner. He is amused to find spaghetti and meatballs on the menu and tries to order some wine to go with it. [[Victor Sickles|Sheriff Sickles]] emerges from the bathroom and tells Gyp that the coffee is good. Gyp settles for the legal alternative and jokes with Tonino that the dish is just like mama used to make.
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That night Gyp eats at the local diner. He is amused to find spaghetti and meatballs on the menu and tries to order some wine to go with it. [[Vincent Sickles|Sheriff Sickles]] emerges from the bathroom and tells Gyp that the coffee is good. Gyp settles for the legal alternative and jokes with Tonino that the dish is just like mama used to make.
   
 
Nucky's convoy stops in Tabor Heights as planned but they find the gas station deserted and the pumps locked. [[Owen Sleater|Owen]] tries to break in, looking for a key. Gyp emerges from the darkness with Sheriff Sickles and announces that he has bought the station and will not be supplying to them. He has set up an ambush with at least a dozen armed men waiting in town. With no viable alternative, Owen turns the convoy around to head back to Atlantic City. {{Crossref|3x02}}
 
Nucky's convoy stops in Tabor Heights as planned but they find the gas station deserted and the pumps locked. [[Owen Sleater|Owen]] tries to break in, looking for a key. Gyp emerges from the darkness with Sheriff Sickles and announces that he has bought the station and will not be supplying to them. He has set up an ambush with at least a dozen armed men waiting in town. With no viable alternative, Owen turns the convoy around to head back to Atlantic City. {{Crossref|3x02}}
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==Relationships==
 
==Relationships==
 
'''Personal life'''
 
'''Personal life'''
*[[Giaconda Rosetti]]: Wife
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*[[Mrs. Rosetti]]: Wife.
*[[Rosetti Daughter 1]]: Eldest daughter
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*Two unnamed daughters
*[[Rosetti Daughter 2]]: Youngest daughter
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*Unnamed mother
*[[Mafalda]]: Mother-in-law
 
   
 
'''Criminal organization'''
 
'''Criminal organization'''
*[[Joe Masseria]]: Boss, Boss of New York (deceased)
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*[[Tonino]]: Criminal lieutenant. Murderer.
*[[Tonino Sandrelli]]: Criminal lieutenant, right hand man, murderer (deceased)
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*[[Rosetti thug 1]]: Gang member.
*[[Rosetti thug 1]]: Gang member (deceased)
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*[[Rosetti thug 2]]: Gang member.
*[[Rosetti thug 2]]: Gang member
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*[[Rosetti thug 3]]: Gang member.
*[[Rosetti thug 3]]: Gang member
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*[[Rosetti thug 4]]: Gang member.
*[[Rosetti thug 4]]: Gang member
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*[[Rosetti thug 5]]: Gang member.
*[[Rosetti thug 5]]: Gang member
 
* [[Rosetti guard 1]]: Gang member (deceased)
 
* [[Rosetti guard 2]]: Gang member (deceased)
 
   
 
'''Racketeering'''
 
'''Racketeering'''
*[[Nucky Thompson]]: Former bootlegging supplier, enemy (deceased)
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*[[Nucky Thompson]]: Former bootlegging supplier, enemy.
*[[Arnold Rothstein]]: Criminal associate, enemy (deceased)
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*[[Joe Masseria]]: Boss, Boss of New York
*[[Charlie Luciano]]: Criminal associate
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*[[Arnold Rothstein]]: Criminal associate, enemy.
*[[Gillian Darmody]]: Owner of [[The Artemis Club]] brothel with Luciano
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*[[Charlie Luciano]]: Criminal associate.
*[[Meyer Lansky]]: Criminal associate
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*[[Gillian Darmody]]: Owner of [[The Artemis Club]] brothel with Luciano.
*[[George Remus]]: Criminal associate (arrested)
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*[[Meyer Lansky]]: Criminal associate.
*[[Frankie Yale]]: Criminal associate (deceased)
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*[[George Remus]]: Criminal associate.
*[[Ramsey|Deputy Ramsey]]: Corrupt Sheriff's Deputy in [[Tabor Heights]] working for Nucky
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*[[Frankie Yale]]: Criminal associate.
*[[Mickey Doyle]]: Nucky's bootlegging manager (deceased)
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*[[Ramsey|Deputy Ramsey]]: Corrupt Sheriff's Deputy in [[Tabor Heights]] working for Nucky.
*[[Owen Sleater]]: Nucky's enforcer (deceased)
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*[[Mickey Doyle]]: Nucky's bootlegging manager.
*[[Eli Thompson]]: Nucky's brother
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*[[Owen Sleater]]: Nucky's enforcer. (Deceased)
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*[[Eli Thompson]]: Nucky's brother.
   
 
'''Victims'''
 
'''Victims'''
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*[[Victor Sickles|Sheriff Victor Sickles]]: Burned to death for wishing Gyp good luck.
 
*[[Victor Sickles|Sheriff Victor Sickles]]: Burned to death for wishing Gyp good luck.
 
*[[Roberta]]: Indirectly kills by moving her into the path of an oncoming bullet.
 
*[[Roberta]]: Indirectly kills by moving her into the path of an oncoming bullet.
*Tonino: Accidentally shot by Rosetti during Benjamin Siegel's attack but wasn't killed.
 
 
*[[Billie Kent|Lillian Kent]]: Dies as result of an explosion caused by Rosetti.
 
*[[Billie Kent|Lillian Kent]]: Dies as result of an explosion caused by Rosetti.
 
*[[Babette]]: Dies as result of an explosion caused by Rosetti.
 
*[[Babette]]: Dies as result of an explosion caused by Rosetti.
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*''"What's that? A gun? I got a gun. He got a gun. He got a gun... Everybody got guns!"'' ("[[Spaghetti and Coffee]]")
 
*''"What's that? A gun? I got a gun. He got a gun. He got a gun... Everybody got guns!"'' ("[[Spaghetti and Coffee]]")
 
*Nucky Thompson: ''"I learned a long time ago, not to take things personally."''
 
*Nucky Thompson: ''"I learned a long time ago, not to take things personally."''
**'''Gyp Rosetti''': ''"Everyone's a person, though, right? So how else could they take it?"''
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**'''Gyp Rosetti''': ''"Everyone's a person, alright? So how else could they take it?"''
 
**'''''Gyp Rosetti''': "Nothing's personal? What the fuck is life, if it's not personal?!"'' ("[[Bone for Tuna]]")
 
**'''''Gyp Rosetti''': "Nothing's personal? What the fuck is life, if it's not personal?!"'' ("[[Bone for Tuna]]")
 
*''"Gyp Rosetti is trouble for everyone."'' - [[Nucky Thompson]] ("[[You'd Be Surprised]]")
 
*''"Gyp Rosetti is trouble for everyone."'' - [[Nucky Thompson]] ("[[You'd Be Surprised]]")
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**'''Gyp''': (punches him, takes collection) ''"Where's God keep the rest of it? ANSWER ME! GET THE MONEY!" ''("[[Sunday Best]]")
 
**'''Gyp''': (punches him, takes collection) ''"Where's God keep the rest of it? ANSWER ME! GET THE MONEY!" ''("[[Sunday Best]]")
 
*(to a townswoman after re-taking Tabor Heights) ''"Bible Camp's cancelled. And I'm not really doin' Questions and Answers right now dear".'' ("[[The Milkmaid's Lot]]")
 
*(to a townswoman after re-taking Tabor Heights) ''"Bible Camp's cancelled. And I'm not really doin' Questions and Answers right now dear".'' ("[[The Milkmaid's Lot]]")
*''"See that's math. That's useful. It's what my father used on account he laid bricks. Built churches... bridges... He came home at night he smelled like sweat. Not fish. Broke his back- dead at fifty. Hangin' around in a fuckin' boat he would've seen a hundred, but not him... not fuckin' him." ''("[[A Man, A Plan...]]")
 
 
*'''Gyp Rosetti''': ''"I'm not lookin' to put my hand in your pockets. However things used to work I don't operate that way. I mean look at me and look at you. We got a lot in common, huh?''"
 
*'''Gyp Rosetti''': ''"I'm not lookin' to put my hand in your pockets. However things used to work I don't operate that way. I mean look at me and look at you. We got a lot in common, huh?''"
 
**[[Chalky White]]: ''"And what's that?"''
 
**[[Chalky White]]: ''"And what's that?"''
 
**'''Gyp''': ''"We both got left out in the sun too long. Maybe you a little longer, huh?"'' ("[[Two Imposters]]")
 
**'''Gyp''': ''"We both got left out in the sun too long. Maybe you a little longer, huh?"'' ("[[Two Imposters]]")
*(realizing that [[Gillian]] is trying to kill him) ''"I'm not mad, Red. But the thing is...'' (injects Gillian with her own heroin needle)  ''...someone's gotta lose." ''("[[Margate Sands]]")
 
 
==Videos==
 
[[File:Boardwalk Empire Clip - Meet Gyp|left|335 px]]
 
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==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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