“Uncut Gems” has unearthed an actual Diamond. The Oscar-buzzy Adam Sandler thriller stars Garment District legend and first-time film actor Wayne Diamond.
Retiree Diamond — who has a Bikini Atoll tan, an imposing silver blowout and veneers that aren’t a lot pearly whites as pearly floodlights — tells Web page Six that he befriended one of many film’s producers, Sebastian Bear-McClard (a okay a Mr. Emily Ratajkowski), on the Noticed Pig almost a decade in the past.
When the mission obtained off the bottom a few years in the past, the producers known as Diamond a couple of main function in the flick.
Diamond tells Web page Six that — by the use of an opportunity assembly with the so-called mob’s accountant, Meyer Lansky — he obtained into the dress-design and -manufacture enterprise, and have become certainly one of its main figures in the ’80s.
Diamond says he retired round 2000 after making hundreds of thousands — and dropping a few of it as “the second-best gambler in New York” — and took up appearing.
“Uncut Gems” is his first characteristic, after making a number of music movies and shorts. However the Lengthy Island-born Diamond, who now lives on the Higher East Aspect, tells us that his time as a dressmaker ready him for Hollywood.
“Go promote f - - king clothes. For those who’re [a salesman and you’re] not a great actor, you’re not making some huge cash; you’re not promoting quite a lot of clothes,” he mentioned. “It’s all, ‘You’re attractive, I like you a lot, let’s exit for a drink. I’ll f - - okay you simply so that you’ll write me an order.’ My complete life was like that till I grew to become somebody.”
And now, he says, “I may very well be in an Academy Award-winning film! F - - okay you! Your odds are a billion to certainly one of being in an Academy Award-winning film!”
In the meantime, he recalled to us that, by means of his Lansky connection, infamous lawyer Roy Cohn represented him in his divorce from his first spouse. “He was the bottom of the low. The issues he needed to do to my spouse. He mentioned, ‘We’re going to wire the home.’ Unbelievable.”