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:

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:

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