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On “Jay Leno’s Garage,” Wednesday, actor Ray Liotta revealed that while playing the role of Frank Sinatra in the film “The Rat Pack” he received a fake severed horse head. The gesture was made famous in the film “The Godfather,” and is meant to convey a warning. While at first he couldn’t imagine who would be upset about him playing Sinatra, he soon figured it out.
“It turned out that his daughters sent it,” Liotta said. “The daughters, they wanted me to do a mini-series when they were doing a mini-series about it. And I just felt too uncomfortable. And then I played Sinatra in a movie called “The Rat Pack.”
Tina and Nancy Sinatra sent the fake head as a joke, apparently. Liotta recalled them saying, “Oh, you could do this one, but you couldn't do the one that we wanted you to?"