Knowledge Identifier: $American_Gangster_(film)
Category: Movies & TV (402)
Launched in 1991.
Countries: United States (59%), Thailand (9%), United Kingdom (9%)
Linked to: Time Out, Warner Music Group, MSNBC, Reuters
Crowe was drawn to the project based on his previous work with the director on "Gladiator" and "A Good Year", while Washington wanted to work with Crowe again, after 1995's "Virtuosity"
In November 2003, Universal and Imagine entered negotiations with Brian De Palma to direct "Tru Blu", with a script by Zaillian based on Frank Lucas
Russell Crowe - In 2005, he re-teamed with $A_Beautiful_Mind (A_Beautiful_Mind_(film)) director Ron Howard for Cinderella Man. In 2006 he re-teamed with Gladiator director Ridley Scott for A Good Year, the first of two consecutive collaborations (the second being American Gangster co-starring again with Denzel Washington, released in late 2007).
Clarence Williams III - He portrayed Ellsworth Raymond "Bumpy" Johnson in "American Gangster" in 2007
Ruby Dee - She was nominated for an Academy *award for Best Supporting Actress in 2007 for her portrayal of Mama Lucas in "American Gangster"
Eddie Egan - This seizure is mentioned as a throwaway line in the 2007 Feature "American Gangster", but is portrayed as the very drugs taken out of the Evidence Room by corrupt police officers, cut and resold to the mobsters from whom it was stolen
Sonny Grosso - This seizure is mentioned as a throwaway line in the 2007 Feature "American Gangster", but is portrayed as the very drugs taken out of the Evidence Room by corrupt police officers, cut and resold to the mobsters from whom it was stolen
Harris Savides - In 2008, Savides was nominated for a BAFTA *award for Best Cinematographer in "American Gangster"