Friday, May 04, 2007


Curtis Hanson's Lucky You, with Eric Bana, Drew Barrymore and Robert Duvall, is set in Vegas, in the world of high-stakes poker, which means a lot of casino tables and chairs had to be filled. Along with squads of extras and real-life poker champs, those seats are occupied by a number of familiar-looking faces. One of the stranger mugs: Ken Davitian, better known to the world as Sacha Baron Cohen's portly, hirsute and scary naked sidekick Azamat Bagatov in Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. Happily, Davitian keeps his clothes on.

And yup, that lounge singer crooning "Dance Me To the End of Love" as Bana heads for the gambling tables early on in the pic: it's alterna-chanteuse and Billie Holiday-wannabe Madeleine Peyroux. Bana tosses Peyroux a suave, Bogie-like wave as he crosses the room.


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