From: Subject: Date: April 21, 2005 3:53:51 PM CDT Hankblog: Life imitating art that imitated life

Friday, March 11, 2005

Life imitating art that imitated life

Majikthise links to this NY Times story (Registration required) about two retired NYPD detectives who are now charged with having acted as mafia hitmen during their time on the force. This paragraph catches the movie geek's eye:

For more than a decade, the men, while collecting their police pensions, have lived across the street from one another in an affluent gated community in Las Vegas, Mr. Caracappa working as a private investigator and Mr. Eppolito playing bit parts in nearly a dozen popular movies, including "Goodfellas" - portraying mobsters, hoodlums and drug dealers. They appeared in Federal District Court in Las Vegas last night, where an acting United States magistrate judge, Jennifer Togliatti, postponed an extradition hearing until today. (emphasis mine)
I know they say you should write what you know. Don't know if actors are supposed to take the same advice, but this is taking that idea way too far if true. Mr. Eppolito's entry in IMDB for those who are curious.