Chazz Palminteri

1. – Tom Berenger, Shadow of Doubt, 1997. Had to pass on the ambitious prosecutor (vs his ex-wife, played by Melanie Griffith in court!) due to health problems.

2. – Michael Rooker, The Replacement Killers, 1997. More keen on trying to mount his directing debut, Dante and the Debutante, than participate in fHong Kong superstar Chow Yun-Fat’s Hollywood debut… gaining the record for the most bullets fired in any US movie.

3. – Joe Mantegna, The Rat Pack, TV, 1998. Considered for Dean Martin and why not, Chazz had begun singing with his band, Razzamachazz. Another Robert De Niro co-star, Ray Liotta, was a surprisingly fine Sinatra.


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