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My Favorite Cigar

Cigar aficionados describe their smoke of choice
By CA Editors | From Cam Newton, July/August 2021
My Favorite Cigar
Armand Assante • ACTOR • Plasencia Alma Fuerte Sixto II Seriously. You’ve seen him sail the wine-dark sea as Odysseus in the mythological miniseries “The Odyssey” and rise in the mafia ranks as organized crime boss John Gotti. But if you’ve ever seen him smoke onscreen, then there’s something you should know: he wasn’t acting. Cigars are a dedicated passion for the Emmy-award winner, whether the cameras are rolling or not.  “For the past 15 years while I’m grappling with scripts that need work, which can be time-consuming, I like to retreat and basically slow my mind down,” he says. “I’ve always enjoyed how the taste of a great cigar can put me into a nice …
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