John Seitz

  1. Jon Polito, Miller’s Crossing, 1990.    The Coen brothers tackle 30s/40s, gangster noir…  Their 1988 draft had Seitz, Phillip Bosco, Michael Gambon, Michael Gazzo and Joe Mantegna suggested for Italian crime boss Johnny Caspar, arch rival of Albert Finney’s Irish gang leader, Leo O’Bannion. The Coens had wanted Polito to play Eddie Dane, but he asked to be seen for Caspar. And won the first of his five films for the brothers during 1900-2000.

 Birth year: 1937Death year: 2005Other name: Casting Calls:  1