I was talking today with a journalist friend about David Poland’s Oscar blogger-rat pack analogy (Anne Thompson is Shirley MacLaine, Tom O’Neil is Joey Bishop, etc.) and the journo said, “Well, Poland’s part of this group so who’s he? Akim Tamiroff?” (This is a reference to Tamiroff having co-starred with Sinatra, Martin, Lawford, Davis, et. al. in the 1960 Ocean’s 11.)