THE SOPRANO's actor VINCENT CURATOLA had a strange request from an American soldier recently - the GI wanted to hire him to kill somebody.

Curatola was visiting the Walter Reed Medical Center and Bethesda Naval Hospital in Texas with the rest of his castmates from the mafia-inspired television series, when a wounded soldier asked for his help.

The actor tells gossip website PAGESIX.COM, "He asked me how much he'd have to pay me to shoot the guy who shot him in the head.

"I'd do it for free."

04/01/2005 17:54