Costas Mandylor

  1. Richard Grieco, Mobsters, 1991.     Studio insisted on Grieco, a 21 Jump Street TV star,  playing Bugsy Siegel (also played that year by Warren Beatty), while the ex-Australian soccer star switched to Frank Costello in what Hollywags dubbed Young Buns With Guns.
  2. Gary Oldman, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, 1992.     Director Francis Coppola decided to make the old legend “younger, very erotic, very romantic and very horrific.” Losing his favourites – Jeremy Irons, Daniel Day-Lewis – he looked at everyone else, mainly during auditions at his Napa Valley estate… Mandylor, Armand Assante, Antonio Banderas, Nick Cassavetes, Nicolas Cage, Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Andy Garcia, Hugh Grant, Ray Liotta, Kyle MacLachlan, Viggo Mortensen, Dermot Mulroney, Michael Nouri (a long way from Flashdance), Adrian Pasdar, Jason Patric, Aiden Quinn, Keanu Reeves, Alan Rickman, Christian Slater and Sting.

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