Lionel Stander: Ben Dinuccio
Ben Dinuccio : [Talking to Mickey] I've been with Preston for 32 years. I started with him as a gopher. I used to go for coffee, go for this, go for that. After nine years, he made me a partner. Gilbert was one of the screen's immortal mobsters. Hero-worshipped and imitated around the world. The way he talked and acted - beating up the big boys, manhandling the women - appealed to audiences everywhere. His father was a nothing, a real nothing. A small-time gun who had botched his first contract and disappeared when Preston was three. Personally, I think he wound up as an automobile fender.
Ben Dinuccio : [continues] I remember, he used to send a broad, after his first date, eleven yellow tea roses, with a card which said, "The twelfth is you". He didn't get that from no screen script, he thought of that himself. He had class. Boffed every leading lady he ever worked with.