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Gyp Rosetti is a main character in the third season of Boardwalk Empire. He is played by American actor Bobby Cannavale. Gyp Rosetti is a violent Sicilian gangster from New York City that gets in conflict with Nucky Thompson.

Biography

Background

Gyp Rosetti was born and raised in Sperlinga, a township in north-central Sicily, Italy. He is very sensitive to comments about his ignorance and those that disrespect him - or those that he thinks are disrespecting him at least. ("Resolution")

Season 3

Nucky and Margaret Thompson plan a lavish Egyptian themed party on December 31, 1922 to commemorate the new year. Nucky invites his bootlegging contacts from New York, including Rosetti. Rosetti's car has a flat tire in Tabor Heights, New Jersey. His entourage of thugs and criminals attempt to change it but find the wheel nuts stuck in place by rust. A passing motorist, Mr. Johansen, offers help. Johansen inflames Rosetti's temper when he acts as though he should know that "3 in 1" refers to oil. Rosetti beats Johansen to death and takes his dog with him to Atlantic City.

Nucky's party is a huge success. The guests are delighted with the themed design. Nucky has Eddie Cantor bring Billie Kent with him to provide musical entertainment for the crowd. They pull him up for a dance, comparing him to King Tutankhamen. Gyp is not impressed when Eddie interrupts him as he tries to buy rum from Nucky.

Just before midnight Nucky assembles his bootlegging contacts in the kitchen. He tells them that because of the attention on the Harding administration he is going to be supplying Arnold Rothstein exclusively. Rosetti is incensed and delivers a tirade of abuse on Nucky and his associates before storming out. On his way to the door he gives the dog to Margaret, telling her that it is for her children. ("Resolution")

Memorable Quotes

  • "What's that? A gun? I got a gun. He got a gun. He got a gun... Everybody got guns!" (Season 3 Trailer)
  • "Not personal? What the fuck is life, if it's not personal?!" (Season 3 Trailer)
  • "Gyp Rosetti is trouble for everyone." - Nucky Thompson (Season 3 Trailer)
  • "Why don't you go sit in the corner, short pants?" ("Resolution")

Appearances

Season three appearances
"Resolution" "Spaghetti and Coffee" "Bone for Tuna" "Blue Bell Boy"
"You'd Be Surprised" "Ging Gang Goolie" "Sunday Best" "The Pony"
"The Milkmaid's Lot" "A Man, A Plan..." "Two Imposters" "Margate Sands"
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