For someone whose name is a total mystery to me, John Ortiz sure is one busy actor. Besides joining the cast of Michael Mann’s “Public Enemies” as Al Capone mob enforcer Frank Nitti, Ortiz will be seen in the upcoming “The Fast and the Furious 4” movie with Vin Diesel and Paul Walker. He talks more about his roles with MTV.
“I’m going to be shooting ‘Public Enemies,’ that Michael Mann’s directing with Johnny Depp and Christian Bale,” said the “American Gangster” and “Miami Vice” actor. “And then, next is ‘[The Fourth] Fast and the Furious’ with Vin Diesel and Paul Walker coming back.”
“I’m playing Frank Nitti, who’s a Sicilian gangster,” Ortiz said of the man they called “The Enforcer”…
In real life, Nitti served as the right-hand man for Al Capone during his heyday, only to eventually go to prison and then commit suicide after his release. “He was already kind of established,” Ortiz said of the timeline in which “Public Enemies” will depict Nitti.
Okay, so he talks more about “Public Enemies” and not all that much about “The Fast and the Furious 4”. Considering his ability to pull off menacing facial hair, I’m gonna guess he’ll be playing either the head bad guy or the head bad guy’s right hand man in “FF4”, but I could be wrong.