Armand Assante

Plays mob boss Dominic Cattano in Ridley Scott’s “American Gangster” out Nov. 2.

Armand Assante, who plays mob boss Dominic Cattano in Ridley Scott’s “American Gangster” out Nov. 2.

Last book I bought:
“Darkness at Dawn” by David Satter

Book I’m reading:
“The Russian Military” by Steven E. Miller and Dmitri Trenin

Total number of books I own:
1,000

Three books that mean a lot to me:
“The Hoffa Wars” by Dan E. Moldea
“The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage” by Todd Gitlin
“The Denial of Death” by Ernest Becker

Last film I saw:
“4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days,” directed by Cristian Mungiu

Three films that mean a lot to me:
“The Battle of Algiers,” directed by Gillo Pontecorvo
“On the Waterfront,” directed by Elia Kazan
“Love is a Many-Splendored Thing” directed by Henry King

Last CD I bought:
“German Requiem,” Johannes Brahms

Song currently playing:
“Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground,” Willie Nelson

Three Songs that mean a lot to me:
Jules Massenet’s “Meditation From Thais”, as played by Sarah Chang.
“Rock ‘n’ Roll,” Led Zeppelin
“Just Like a Woman,” Bob Dylan

Favorite Drink:
Vodka ‘Standard’

Favorite Charity:
Landmine Survivor’s Network

Favorite Vacation:
Sailing: South Pacific, South Africa.

Favorite Vice:
Hope

Five people who I’d like to see answer this survey:
Ernest Hemingway, John Huston, John Ford, Samuel Beckett, Pablo Picasso

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