WORE OLD BEAT-UP LEATHER JACKET - "BRIAN DE PALMA STARTS CRACKING UP"
In the above People TV video, Couch Surfing, Lola Ogunnaike interviews Luis Guzmán as they couch surf through several of Guzmán's key roles, including his role as Pachanga in Carlito's Way:
Lola: One of my favorites.
Luis: Ohhh, yeah!
Lola: I mean, you're in a Brian De Palma movie, playing Al Pacino's sidekick!
Luis: You ever meet somebody, and your hands get all cold and sweaty?
Luis: And you're trying to be, like, really cool about it...
Lola: [laughing] Yes!
Luis: And stuff like that...
Luis: Well, that's what it was like for me to meet Al.
Lola: Now, how did you land this part? Did you have another friend who worked on this movie and set you up?
Luis: No-, no...
Luis: My agent, that guy that I told you I got hooked up with by Richard Aster, sent me to an audition. It was funny, because the night before, my brother-in-law and his cousin found this old beat-up leather jacket in Tompkins Square Park. I put that jacket on, and I'm wearing it to the audition, and I get my first line out, and Brian, Brian De Palma starts cracking up. And then, they go, "Thank you," and I'm, "Aw, dang, he laughed at me, man." And I got home, and the casting director called me directly, at home, to tell me, "You got the part."