It’s not that unusual for Hollywood hotshots, especially Italians with New York-area backgrounds, to have at least a passing acquaintance with mob culture and, in line with that, an occasional no-big-deal acquaintance with maybe a guy who knows a guy who’s into something. Didn’t Mickey Rourke have some kind of friendly thing going with John Gotti? George Raft was friendly with Bugsy Siegel when young, so their friendship naturally continued when Siegel came out to Hollywood in the early ’40s. Michael Imperioli‘s Christopher Moltisanti character got into the movie business and made Cleaver. In general terms there’s always been a kind of affinity between Hollywood hotshots and wise guys. It’s not advisable to be too friendly with operators of this sort but an occasional friendly phone call….whah?