Because he’s so much more than Omar on “The Wire.” (Although that was pretty amazing.)
It’s old news that the increased presence of high-profile film stars in TV land is just another not-so-subtle sign of the recession in action: Those usually used to a fat paycheck from the film studios have had to think out of the box — or rather, right into it, as have 2012 Emmy nominees Glenn Close of Damages, Kathy Bates of Harry’s Law and Steve Buscemi of Boardwalk Empire, to name just a few. But their presence is also a sign of another larger shift in the entertainment media landscape, one that has also been in development for a while now: The boundaries between the kind of content on TV and in film may be disappearing altogether.
Prisoner of the Ritz Johnson himself stayed at a suite on the ninth floor of the Ritz. where he hosted parties legendary for their excess. He was nicknamed the Czar of the Ritz or the Prisoner of the Ritz. For fans of Martin Scorsese’s series “Boardwalk Empire” on HBO, LIFE Magazine compiled from their archives…